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Director Biography – Mani Mirsadeghi (IRAN’S WILD SIDE)

Mani Mirsadeghi is a marine biologist and documentary filmmaker who has made several films related to wildlife and environmental issues since 1993. He has traveled extensively, from Antarctica to the North Pole, has made documentaries from the underwater world of the Oman Sea to the wildlife of Africa and Siberia. His goal is to inspire […]

Director Biography – Mani Mirsadeghi (IRAN’S WILD SIDE)
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The Weather Underground

The Weather Underground is a documentary about the radical group of that name, and the times that gave rise to it. In addition to archival footage, it includes retrospective interviews with multiple Weather Underground members themselves and other figures from that era. It’s quite well-done and thought-provoking. By the late ’60s, Robert Kennedy and Martin […]

The Weather Underground
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DEATH TO 2020 (2020): The Thing I Liked…

Death To 2020 (2020), Cristin Milioti, Netflix My favourite thing about Netflix’s Death to 2020, a comedic retrospective of the year that was 2020 is the phrase ‘Prime Ministerial scarecrow, Boris Johnson.’ I laugh every time I re-read it, because it’s true. There’s certainly a handful of more amusing moments within the show, whether it’s […]

DEATH TO 2020 (2020): The Thing I Liked…
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REBEL YELL: Banksy & the Rise of Outlaw Art

Source – stuartbramhall.wordpress.com – “…He still considers himself an outlaw, underground street artist, producing art for ordinary people who never buy paintings or visit art museums. His images are simultaneously ironic and iconoclastic, in a way that forces people to question the way society operates” Banksy and the Rise of Outlaw Art  Directed by Ello […]

REBEL YELL: Banksy & the Rise of Outlaw Art
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Nicolas Cage Set To Explore The ‘History of Swear Words’ For Netflix

Those naughty four-letter words. We all use them (some much more often than others). But where did they come from and why have generations of concerned parents been trying to scrub them from their kids’ vocabulary with literal bars of soap? If ever you’ve wanted to know the answers to such questions, then you’re in […]

Nicolas Cage Set To Explore The ‘History of Swear Words’ For Netflix
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Enjoy this 1930s version of ‘A Trip Down Market Street’ in color

I’ve recently seen this stunning piece of film on YouTube that was posted in November of 2020. Shot in the 1930s, it’s a drive down Market Street from Steuart Street near the Ferry Building to Stockton Street. The filmmakers were obviously inspired by the famous 1906 film ‘A Trip Down Market Street’. It’s been colorized […]

Enjoy this 1930s version of ‘A Trip Down Market Street’ in color
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Fotoğrafı Göster: Jim Marshall’ın Hikayesi (İKSV Özel)

Fotoğrafı Göster: Jim Marshall’ın Hikayesi (İKSV Özel) İKSV ocak seçkisinde bugün bir belgeselimiz var. Alfred George Bailey yönetmenliğinde müzik tutkusunu fotoğrafçılıkla birleştirip bu dünyaya unutulmaz eserler bırakan Jim Marshall’ın hayatını anlatan belgesel yayınlandı. 2020 Grierson Trust En iyi İngiliz Sanat Belgeseli ve 2019 San Francisco En İyi Belgesel ödüllerine layık görülen belgesel hem bir biyografiyi […]

Fotoğrafı Göster: Jim Marshall’ın Hikayesi (İKSV Özel)
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Documentary Series To Stream On Netflix

1- History Of Swear Words [2021] Welcome to “History of Swear Words”, hosted by none other than the legendary Nicolas Cage. I’m serious. This series is real and it’s easily bingeable. So prepare yourself to learn more about your favorite swear words, from “Fuck” to “Shit”. It’s a lot of fun and it’s actually educative. […]

Documentary Series To Stream On Netflix
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The Alliance of Women Film Journalists Honor Nomadland

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists have announced that their pick for the best of 2020 is Nomadland.  Just as the AWFJ did with their nominations, they announced the winners in an exclusive for Variety.  Fear not, though — my picks for the best of 2020 will be released exclusively to this site.  Two can […]

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists Honor Nomadland
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The Best New Additions on Netflix in America This Week (1st January 2021)

If you want to know what to watch this weekend then we’re here to give you the lowdown on this week’s biggest and best additions on Netflix USA. Here we will give you our top picks as well as a full list of everything added to the streaming service in the last week. So here […]

The Best New Additions on Netflix in America This Week (1st January 2021)
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Boys State

Every year, the American Legion hosts a thousand 17-year-old boys from Texas and has them build a representative government from the ground up.  Every state but Hawaii does the same or similar, but this particular documentary is hanging around Austin, Texas, to witness their particular experience. High schools nominate which students will be sent, ostensibly […]

Boys State
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Maddenin Halleri’ne Amerika’dan ödül

Deniz Tortum’un yönettiği “Maddenin Halleri” filmine bir ödül de Amerika’dan geldi. 16 – 23 Ekim 2020 tarihleri arasında New York’ta düzenlenen ve bilim temalı yenilikçi filmleri buluşturan Imagine Science Film Festivali’nde ABD prömiyerini yapan “Maddenin Halleri”, önceki gün sona eren festivalden Labocine Mansiyon Ödülü’nü kazandı. Geçtiğimiz hafta 39. İstanbul Film Festivali’nde En İyi Belgesel seçilen, […]

Maddenin Halleri’ne Amerika’dan ödül
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From the Archives: The Infiltrators

Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera’s recent film The Infiltrators uses a bold mix of film forms to tell the true story of a group of young undocumented activists who intentionally detain themselves in a South Florida immigration detention facility. Styled as a heist film, Ibarra and Rivera weave together verité footage, testimony, and reenactment to produce a compelling argument against immigration detention. In Diana Ruiz’s interview, Ibarra and Rivera discuss the ways in which The Infiltrators problematizes extractive modes of documentary film and how the project’s requisite reenactment brought about unexpected results. They also discuss the creative and political dimensions of “undocumented storytelling,” which relates to the filmmakers’ enduring commitment to depicting fully dimensional representations of immigrants and Latinx experiences.

From the Archives: The Infiltrators
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The Sunday Intertitle: Charlie as Chaplin or Chaplin as Charlie?

A weird one… I wrote about RECREATION already — this Keystone park film didn’t seem much different from a half-dozen others, and it survives in a form most uneven and considerably more ragged than most. As so often at Keystone, Chaplin makes valuable discoveries in one short (THE FACE ON THE BARROOM FLOOR) only to […]

The Sunday Intertitle: Charlie as Chaplin or Chaplin as Charlie?