Category: Reviews

"Sustainable"

Review: ‘Sustainable’

Let’s be real, documentaries on farming can sometimes be polarizing. You know the types of films I mean. The ones that are heavy on shock value and show horrific scenes of animals at mass production

Review: ‘The Coffee Man’

Billed as an “intensely personal observational documentary,” director Jeff Hann’s “The Coffee Man” follows Canberra resident and ONA Coffee founder Sasa Sestic on his quest to become the 2015 World Barista Champion. The first feature

Doc Highlight: ‘Ace and the Desert Dog’

A photographer named Ace? A blogging Blue Heeler named Genghis Khan? Yes! And, yes! In “Ace and the Desert Dog,” photographer Ace Kvale celebrates his 60th birthday by taking a 60-day 400 mile backpacking trip

"The Dream of Britannia"

Review: ‘The Dream of Britannia’

Passion projects often become encompassing. They can spin, become big, and carry us on rides down paths both distant and similar to the hopeful spark from which they began. Norwegian filmmaker Ann Coates’ latest documentary

SelectED film

Review: ‘SelectED’

Each year 10,000 students apply for a few hundred available seats at Whitney M. Young Magnet School, one of currently eleven selective enrollment public high schools in Chicago. For an entire year, filmmaker Kayla McCormick

Review: ‘A Small Good Thing’

William James Dawson, a discontent Londoner with an incurable “earth-hunger,” as he describes it, published a small book in 1907 entitled The Quest of the Simple Life. In it, he writes, “. . .my first

Review: ‘Jimmy on the Run’

Directed by Wytse Koetse, “Jimmy on the Run” is a captivating seven minute documentary about the life of Amsterdam fashion and street photographer Huang Jianmin, better known by his professional moniker:  ‘Jimmy on the Run.’

"Chau, beyond the lines"

Review: ‘Chau, beyond the lines’

Generations born after the Vietnam War may have never heard of the herbicide Agent Orange, let alone realize how its dangerous chemicals still threaten millions of people’s health to this day. In the span of

Review: ‘50 Feet from Syria’

Directed by Skye Fitzgerald, “50 Feet from Syria” follows Dr. Hisham Bismar, a Syrian-American orthopedic surgeon, on a volunteer medical mission to a Turkish hospital on the Syrian border where he provides care to victims

Review: ‘He Named Me Malala’

“He Named Me Malala” will have its U.S. television premiere Feb. 29th on the National Geographic Channel, followed by a global debut on the network in 171 countries and 45 languages within a week after that.