Stella Meghie writes and directs The Photograph, costarring Issa Rae; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
Guerilla filmmaking is at its most charming in this melancholy romance set — and improvised and shot on the fly — in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Village. Delightful and delicately observed.
Cluelessly simplistic rendering of a 1990s media injustice ignores all the context in which it happened and demonizes the one journalist who acted professionally. Fails even as a conservative screed.
Marta Prus directs a documentary about Olympic gymnast Margarita Mamun; Theresa Rebeck directs feuding-siblings dramedy Trouble; more…
Adele Lim and Lea Carpenter cowrite two of the week’s wide releases, (respectively) Crazy Rich Asians and Mile 22. Progress!
Shevaun Mizrahi directs a documentary look at Turkish retirees; Reema Kagti directs a docudrama about India’s first post-independence Olympic medal; more…
Perfectly illustrative of the serendipitous nature of documentary filmmaking as it pivots from a personal investigation of doping in sports into a thriller with global geopolitical ramifications.
Yet another celebration of an overconfident mediocre white man as charming, heroic, and worthy of emulation. It’s inspirational!
Loncon was held at ExCeL in East London, where some events from the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics also too place.
Dangerous sports smacks up against towering ambition in this sensationally accomplished documentary to ask a universal question: How far do you go in order to be who you were born to be?