Watch This: Trailer for Don’t Be Nice

In honor of my Weck’s waitress Eva, who is a slam poet, I took a look at Don’t Be Nice about a slam poetry team. It looks like an inspiring documentary and a primer for writing from the heart.

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Review: Bathtubs Over Broadway

Bathtubs Over Broadway is a result of the eccentric obsession of Steve Young. For someone like myself who has always been in love with musical theater, this documentary is a revelation.

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Review: Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen

Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen is a personal journey by Merata Mita’s youngest son through his groundbreaking mother’s life as a filmmaker.

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Review: Period End of Sentence

Period. End of Sentence. is a mere 26 minutes long, but that’s long enough to tell how something as simple as a sanitary pad can change the lives of women. The documentary just won the 2019 Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject. It’s available on Netflix.

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Trans in America: A Documentary Series from the ACLU

Trans in America is a series of three short documentaries from the ACLU. You can watch all three on the ACLU site or on YouTube. Continue reading “Trans in America: A Documentary Series from the ACLU”

Review: Quincy, the Quincy Jones Documentary

Quincy, the Netflix original documentary about the extraordinary life of musician Quincy Jones is a must see film. Quincy Jones knows how to tap into the soul of American music and give it back new and improved. He’s led a meaningful, powerful, influential life. Continue reading “Review: Quincy, the Quincy Jones Documentary”

Brain Dump: Secret City, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, and Dietland

This brain dump will regale you with thoughts on the Australian TV series Secret City, the documentary film Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, and the AMC series Dietland. Continue reading “Brain Dump: Secret City, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, and Dietland”

Review: RBG, the Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary

RBG explores the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Now 84, Ginsburg is a towering figure in American life and an active justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. Continue reading “Review: RBG, the Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary”