The first three films I saw at the Sundance Film Festival were very high-profile premieres.
The primary interest of Reframed isn’t film history; it is revisionist social statement, and a new twist on the celebrity documentary: star bio-cum-feminist essay.
As We See It is a humorous as well as heart-wrenching look at the realities of living with autism.
Viewers are drawn into an active, immersive experience watching the series. They come away with the feeling that poetry is in them.
It is natural to believe that there is (or should be) a close connection between the personality and the work.
In Home Reading Service the literary and the illiterate rub shoulders, and we are given a vision of people tentatively emerging from behind walls.
Belle didn’t quite make my heart sing, but it’s a nice change of pace to see a film that treats the internet as a place that can bring people together, not merely a cut-throat Thunder Dome of clashing egos and verbal slap fights.
Host Elizabeth Howard and journalist Simon Mundy talk about his book “Race for Tomorrow,” which examines the implications of climate change, from the micro to the macro.
Berkeley’s Nelson reinforces my sense that many fine composers of the twentieth century have largely slid off the map because they did not cater to the obsession of many critics and academics with “the New at all cost.”
I found Through a Screen Darkly to be as enlightening as it is useful: we don’t just read about and invest our emotions in other lives; we learn what to do about our own.