Review: The White Helmets

The Netflix documentary short The White Helmets won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short in 2017. You can watch it now on Netflix. Let me rephrase that. You should watch it now on Netflix. Continue reading “Review: The White Helmets”

Review: 13th

13th is a documentary written and directed by Ava DuVernay. It looks at how America came to be the country with the most incarcerated people on the planet and how institutional and societal systems keep it that way. Continue reading “Review: 13th”

Watch This: Trailer for 13th

Are you one of many people who don’t quite get what “institutionalized racism” is about? Well, Ava DuVernay’s new documentary 13th is going to explain one aspect of it to you. This film is going to be a history lesson and an eye opener for many people. I’m ready to learn something. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for 13th”

Watch This: Trailer for Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise is a PBS American Masters production. Watch your local listings for the premier in September. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise”

Audrie & Daisy: Netflix Sexual Assault Documentary

Audrie & Daisy is a documentary from Netflix that will air in theaters and online beginning September 23. It’s another in a long line of horrific stories designed to wake up America to rape culture and the damage being done to young women every day. Trigger warnings for the following content. Continue reading “Audrie & Daisy: Netflix Sexual Assault Documentary”

Review: The Winding Stream

The Winding Stream tells the history of American music giants The Carter Family. The story begins with the original Carter family and carries down to today’s practitioners of the art such as Roseanne Cash and Carlene Carter.  Continue reading “Review: The Winding Stream”

Watch This: Trailer for Trapped

Trapped is a documentary by Dawn Porter. The title refers to Targeted Regulations of Abortion Provider laws. It was released in January of this year, but is only available on limited screens. On the film’s website, you will find information on how to hold a community screening and a listing of theaters where the film can be seen. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Trapped”

Review: Amy

Amy, the documentary about the too-short life of singer Amy Winehouse, was directed by Asif Kapadia. The film was created from archival clips to tell the story of the talented but troubled Winehouse with Winehouse herself as the focus. Continue reading “Review: Amy”