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  • Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

    Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

    ★★★★

    Antenna Documentary Film Festival is back with a schedule full of cutting-edge and thought-provoking documentaries from around the globe. ‘Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project‘ is just what I needed, to get pulled into this doc-lovers paradise.

    In ‘Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project‘ we get to meet Marion Stokes, a former TV producer and activist turned recluse. As a form of activism, to seek out the truth and check facts, she started recording everything that happened on television. This all started…

  • 17 Blocks

    17 Blocks

    ★★★★½

    Davy Rothbart’s doco follows a family in D.C. over the course of 20 years. I connected with each one of them, resulting in tears running down my face when tragedy strikes. Powerful, honest and like Cheryl said: “I believe in hope”.

    Screened as part of Antenna Documentary Film Festival in Sydney. Full review coming soon to intoscreens.

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  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★★½

    A sometimes one note in-depth character study of a mentally ill person with one too many disposable subplots. Though, a masterful third act, Scorsese-ish cinematography and a score to drum out all the non-existent laughter from the audience, had me glued to the big screen.

  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★★

    At times it really feels like as if you’re watching actual footage of this girl’s life. Elsie Fisher gives a pitch perfect performance and makes it her own. The way this was all shot, contributes to that sense of non-fiction. 
    Some of the scenes were harsh but very realistic. It’s not always easy growing up and wanting to belong. 
    It’s a bit of a struggle to fully dive into it, but by the end you’ll feel with Kayla. And it just puts a smile on your face.