Tag: Documentary

Film Review: The Gospel According to André

Kate Novack has all the necessary ingredients for a fascinating study of one of the fashion world’s seminal players in her documentary, The Gospel According to André.  Sadly, however, Novack never quite manages to get under the skin of the films titular subject, and the end result leaves little food for thought. The Gospel According to ...

Lo and Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World: DVD Review

Lo and Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World: DVD Review

By James McAllistair @jamesmca90 Back in the early 90s, The New Yorker printed a single-panel pasquinade drawn by Peter Steiner, which featured a computer-savvy canine sat a desk, chatting to another who listened from the floor below; “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog” read the accompanying caption. Wryly indicative ...

DVD Review: Mavis!

DVD Review: Mavis!

Reviewed by Miranda Schiller @mirandadadada Mavis! explores the life and career of Mavis Staples, from her beginnings as a young girl performing gospel songs with her dad Pops and her siblings as the Staples Singers, through their transition to soul, some of her most important collaborations, and the ups and ...

DVD Review: Hitchcock/Truffaut

DVD Review: Hitchcock/Truffaut

Written by Leslie Byron Pitt/@Afrofilmviewer Kent Jones’s pithy and informative documentary; Hitchcock/Truffaut is released via home format, soon after film critics and viewers alike, have been in remembrance of Roger Ebert’s passing three short years ago. Hitchcock/Truffaut is also finding its way to homes not soon since the dying down ...