Category Archives: Movie Reviews

August 12

Filmmaker Sunnie McFadden-Curtis Presents “BROKEN VOWS: STORIES OF SEPARATION ” Documentary Film

Benchboy productions inc.  presents  BROKEN VOWS: STORIES OF SEPARATION   A Sunnie McFadden-Curtis documentary film             The multi-award-winning feature-length documentary BROKEN VOWS: Stories of Separation takes you into lives of women, their personal stories, and tales of those caught in the crossfire of marriage breakdown and separation. Directed by award-winning director Sunnie McFadden-Curtis, it is a project from the filmmaker’s production company, […]

August 06

Documentary film on an extraordinary life and times-AIDS DIVA: THE LEGEND OF CONNIE NORMAN

AIDS DIVA:THE LEGEND OF CONNIE NORMAN Documentary film on the extraordinary life and times of Connie Norman, the late Transgender AIDS Activist and LGBTQ media spokesperson, in early 90’s Los Angeles.Directed by Dante AlencastreProduced by Dante Alencastre, John Johnston Official Selection – 2021 OutfestOfficial Selection – 2021 BFI Flare London LGBTQ+ Film FestivalOfficial Selection – 2021 OUTshine Film […]

July 29

Theatrical Release Dates! The Award Winning & Moving Documentary UNAPOLOGETIC – Directed by Ashley O’Shay –Aug 20 – Chicago ; Aug 27 – Toronto&NYC ; Sep 3 – LA; Nationwide Release

A Film by Ashley O’ShayProduced by Morgan Elise Johnson Ashley O’ShayExecutive Produced by Yvonne Welbon, Gordon Quinn, and Jolene Pinder “This is Black history that we are making! Even if we don’t, our stories gon’ make it!” ***UNAPOLOGETIC Trailer*** ***Exclusive Clip from the Film*** Opening August 20th – Chicago Gene Siskel Center in Chicago Opening August 27th – New York City […]

July 09

THE AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY “UNAPOLOGETIC” – A FILM BY ASHLEY O’SHAY ANNOUNCES ITS THEATRICAL DISTRIBUTION STARTING AUGUST 20 IN CHICAGO; NEW YORK AUGUST 27; LOS ANGELES SEPT 3 & NATIONWIDE

The film is the award winning and moving film UNAPOLOGETIC – A FILM BY ASHLEY O’SHAY.  It’s powerful and crucial.  Kartemquin Films is one of the producers releasing the film.   Here’s the synopsis for your perusal:After two police killings, Black millennial organizers challenge a Chicago administration complicit in state violence against its Black residents. Told through […]

July 01

The 10th Annual Toronto Japanese Film Festival … Virtual 2021

By Sally Warburton The 10th Annual Toronto Japanese Film Festival …  Virtual 2021 The 2021 Toronto Japanese Film Festival was an excellent virtual event! In its 10th year! This excellent selection of films was viewed from the comfort of home anytime from June 5 to June 27.  The ease of the online platform for selecting […]

May 29

Self-styled Cemetery Mayor on Marilyn Monroe’s 95th Birthday; Executive Producer of AMERICAN TRAITOR is Monroe’s Neighbor for Eternity

Director, Actor, Producer And Writer JONATHAN BAKER Draws Connections with Marilyn Monroe on her 95th Birthday June 1 Baker-EP’s AMERICAN TRAITOR Opening May 28 Baker-Produced Educational Doc BECOMING ICONIC Out Now on VOD Jonathan Baker “at home” at Westwood Cemetery Hollywood, CA —It’s that time of year again! Had she lived, cultural icon Marilyn Monroe […]

May 22

WANDERING, A ROHINGYA STORY by Mélanie Carrier and Olivier Higgins

WANDERING, A ROHINGYA STORY by Mélanie Carrier and Olivier Higgins Canadian Screen Award Winner – Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary Photo: Renaud Philippe SPIRA and MÖ FILMS aree proud to announce that Wandering, a Rohingya Story by Quebec filmmakers Mélanie Carrier and Olivier Higgins was awarded the Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary at the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards Ceremony which was held virtually last night. Wandering, a […]

May 21

BECOMING ICONIC: JONATHAN BAKER was created in tandem with Baker’s preparation for and production of his own directorial debut, INCONCEIVABLE, starring Nicolas Cage, Gina Gershon and Faye Dunaway. The documentary is directed by Neal Thibedeau.

Jonathan Baker hosted a COVID-safe, “no shoes, no-carpet” premiere of his educational documentary BECOMING ICONIC at his home screening room on top of Mulholland Drive, a sumptuous 25-seat venue named after his house’s former owner, Warren Beatty. That’s it: show up, take off your shoes, watch the movie, and then join Jonathan for an al fresco champagne […]

May 21

CJ Hunt’s THE NEUTRAL GROUND at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival

The World Premiere of writer and comedian CJ Hunt’s THE NEUTRAL GROUND at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival ahead of its national television broadcast as the Opening Film for PBS POV’s 34th season on July 5th. In 2015, director CJ Hunt begins filming the New Orleans City Council’s vote to remove four Confederate monuments. But when that […]

May 11

Over 10 days, the Hot Docs Film Festival introduced us to the world. The issues. The future. Culture. Activism. Science & Technology. Society. Music.

By Sally Warburton That’s a wrap!  Hot Docs Film Festival 2021 Over 10 days, the Hot Docs Film Festival introduced us to the world. The issues. The future. Culture. Activism. Science & Technology. Society. Music. A film on every topic possible. The last day of the festival May 9 ended with the announcement for the […]

May 08

Emmy-Nominated Director Michèle Stephenson Returns to the 2021 Edition of the Tribeca Film Festival With Her Latest Documentary, STATELESS, Which Will Have Its National Broadcast Premiere on POV on July 19

Emmy-Nominated Director Michèle StephensonReturns to the 2021 Edition of the Tribeca Film FestivalWith Her Latest Documentary, STATELESS, Which WillHave Its National Broadcast Premiere on POV on July 19 The Award-Winning Feature Film Examines theComplex Racial Histories and Contemporary Politicsof Haiti and the Dominican Republic ** Filmmaker and Protagonist Available for Interviews  ** After having had its planned world premiere […]

May 02

Hot Docs Film Festival 2021  – April 28th to May 9th, 2021

Hot Docs Film Festival 2021  – April 28 to May 9 There are more than 219 documentaries over 10 days at the Hot Docs Film Festival on Hot Docs Home streaming platform. This is the 2nd year for the HDFF to be streamed online due to COVID-19. The biggest documentary film festival in North America […]

April 28

“FACELESS” – DIRECTED BY JENNIFER NGO TO HAVE WORLD PREMIERE THIS WEEK STARTING APRIL 29, 2021 EXCLUSIVELY AT THE 2021 HOT DOCS

HONG KONG PROTESTERS ARE FEATURED FRONT AND CENTER IN NEW DOCUMENTARY “FACELESS” – DIRECTED BY JENNIFER NGO TO HAVE WORLD PREMIERE THIS WEEK STARTING APRIL 29, 2021 EXCLUSIVELY AT THE 2021 HOT DOCS CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN TORONTO CANADA TRAILER TEASER AND POSTER ARE UNVEILED TODAY April 27, 2021 – Los Angeles, CA – […]

April 19

The 2021 Hot Docs Festival will be available for audiences to stream from April 29 to May 9, 2021

The 2021 Hot Docs Festival will be available for audiences to stream from April 29 to May 9 Materials Composed entirely of videos uploaded to social media over the course of 2020, VIRAL tells the story of a rapidly changing world. Through the eyes of 7 protagonists in their early 20’s we follow a new generation, coming to age in […]

April 15

Integral Film Presents-Sex, Revolution and Islam

“ Seyran Ateş: Sex, Revolution and Islam Directed by Nefise Özkal LorentzenProduced by Jørgen Lorentzen World Premiere – 2021 CPH:DOXNorth American Premiere – 2021 SFFILM FestivalOfficial Selection – 2021 Hot Docs International Film FestivalOfficial Selection – 2021 DOXA Documentary Film Festival About “ Seyran Ateş: Sex, Revolution and Islam”In the 1960s, the hippies championed the […]