12 Years A Slave

    I’m still trying to get my head around the fact that it took a British acclaimed filmmaker, and a Golden Globe nominated British and a German actor to make what is possibly the best movie EVER about American slavery. Steve McQueen’s take on the true story of Solomon Northup, an African-American free man who in … Continue reading

    A Place At The Table

    This quietly unassuming new documentary is unquestionably one of the most powerful sobering wake-up calls I have sat and watched for a very long time. Without any of the dramatic shock tactics and megaphone shouting of high profile exposes from the likes of filmmakers such as Michael Moore, the movie carefully rolls out a stream of the … Continue reading

    About Face

    Bethann Hardison is an African American who was a very successful NY showroom model for years in the 1960’s but it wasn’t until she appeared in her first TV commercial that her mother actually saw her work, and she was totally shocked. In those early days the word ‘model’ was often a pseudonym for hooker, and … Continue reading

    Al Wei Wei : Never Sorry

      I got totally swept away with this stunning uplifting movie about the genius who is the celebrated Chinese artist and political activist. Filmmaker Alison Klayman’s debut feature documentary chronicled his life for 3 years starting with his role as a Consultant to Herzog the architects as they constructed the ‘Birds Nest’ Olympic Stadium, and then he immediately infuriated the … Continue reading

    American Hustle

      Its very vaguely based on a real incident from that time when the FBI enlisted the services of a con man from the Bronx to lead an undercover operation called Abscam that included the creation of a fictitious Arab sheikh named Abdul and resulted in the conviction of six congressman and a United States … Continue reading

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