Still a masterpiece 6 viewings later.
This is not just a documentary to stir up its audience with rage about the injustices of the world. ITs so much more. 'I am Not your Negro' is a retrospective of the black civil rights movement and also a revisionist one. Raul Peck uses this history to consider how this has effected our contemporary world through its powerful narration, structure and use of archival footage. Having read some of the writings by James Baldwin, the film uses his work in a truly evocative way, but it is never heavy-handed or forced. An astonishing documentary that continues to permiate in my head a week later.
Historical, controversial, comical, surreal, satirical, disorientating, daring, exciting, exhilarating; the list can go on of ways to describe this film. When watching Stanley Kubrick’s adaption of Anthony Burgess’s Novel, you are witnessing one of the greatest films of all time. Perhaps only through my eyes, but this is definitely among the greats. Full of artistic brilliance and visual images that you will not find in a film before it like it, Kubrick’s careful direction makes this one very exciting film.…
A real surprise; a hidden gem of the silent era. When you first approach silent cinema the important titles like Metropolis, Nosferatu and The Passion of Joan of Arc come up, but when you dig deeper you find some amazing films. In one of Victor Sjostrom's (who years later is the main character in Ingmar Bergman's Wild Strawberries) early films we see a humanist story that holds up timelessly. My only complaint is I wish it were longer.