Film Review: Baxter And Me (2016) by Elizabeth Charters
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Film Review: Baxter And Me (2016) by Elizabeth Charters

Lovers have come and gone, but i’ve always loved dogs” – Gillian Leahy Dog lovers can be prepared for the must see, tear-jerker documentary, Baxter and Me, directed and written by Gillian Leahy (My Life Without Steve). While the film helps to understand the strong bond between humans and dogs, this emotional portrayal focuses specifically on the exploration … Continue reading

Film Review: All Eyez On Me (2017) by Elizabeth Charters
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Film Review: All Eyez On Me (2017) by Elizabeth Charters

“Legends never die.” Benny Boom (Next Day Air, 48 Hours to Live), directs an all star cast in All Eyez on Me, delivering an exceptional film about the life of rapper, actor, and activist Tupac Shakur (played by  the talented Demetrius Shipp Jr.). The film features elements of hip-hop music and provides behind the scenes … Continue reading

Film Review: Whitney: Can I Be Me? (2017) by Elizabeth Charters
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Film Review: Whitney: Can I Be Me? (2017) by Elizabeth Charters

The extraordinary biographical documentary Whitney: Can I Be Me?, directed by Nick Broomfield and Rudi Dolezal, explores the glorious singing sensation, Whitney Houston, and the tragedy which unfortunately led to her death on February 11th, 2012. The opening scene cleverly utilises a voiceover announcing the day ambulances arrived at Whitney’s place in Beverly Hills. Individuals … Continue reading

Short Film Review: Creating A Monster (2016) by Elizabeth Charters
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Short Film Review: Creating A Monster (2016) by Elizabeth Charters

In this fascinating short documentary named Creating a Monster, screenwriter, Gene Lida Riess explores the dark side to being on a reality TV show. She investigates how distractions are constructed within controlled environments. Riess interviews numerous reality TV stars, ranging from The Bachelor to Big Brother. The name of the documentary says it all; images … Continue reading

Short Film Review: Secret Matters (2015) by Elizabeth Charters
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Short Film Review: Secret Matters (2015) by Elizabeth Charters

In this short documentary film, Secret Matters, written by Janos Zoltan, he explores the ways in which a reclusive writer (Gerald Murnane) shares his passions including reading, writing, enjoyment in playing golf, and mostly his own love affair with the Hungarian language. In the film Gerald reads passages in Hungarian from his favourite text. He … Continue reading