Kedi (2016)

Director: Ceyda Torun Cinematographers: Alp Korfali & Charlie Wuppermann Composer: Kira Fontana What exactly is it about cats that makes everyone lose their collective minds over them? I sometimes joke that perhaps the ancient Egyptians did not worship cats, they simply just really liked them and we have misinterpreted their significance. In that same vein,… Read More Kedi (2016)

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017)

Director: Chris Smith Cinematographer: Brantley Gutierrez In 1999, Jim Carrey was chosen to play comedian Andy Kaufman in the cinematic biopic of the late comedian Man on the Moon. Carrey, upon being hired, morphed into Kaufman and embodied the comedian on set and off for the entire duration of the shoot. Along for the ride… Read More Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017)

Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (2016)

Directors: Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato Cinematographers: Mario Panagiotopoulos & Huy Truong Composer: David Benjamin Steinberg This was such an engrossing and interesting documentary to watch. I was tangentially aware of Robert Mapplethorpe prior to watching this film, but just to show that my knowledge was limited at best, I didn’t even really know how… Read More Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (2016)

“I Am Not Your Negro”, “13th”, & “Maya Angelou and Still I Rise” (2016)

2016 was an amazing year for documentaries and I decided that I wanted to discuss three documentaries in this post that speak to one another. I did not group these three films based solely on the fact that all three look at figures or topics central to the black American experience, that would be too… Read More “I Am Not Your Negro”, “13th”, & “Maya Angelou and Still I Rise” (2016)