Tagged: documentary

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The Hottest August: Summer in the City, by David Bax

There’s an anthropological conceit to Brett Story’s documentary The Hottest August; despite being filmed in August 2017 (actually tied with 2015 and 2019 for second hottest August ever; 2016 is the prizewinner), the narration frames the events historically. Everything is...

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The Cave: Deeper and Darker, by David Bax

Not surprisingly, we tend to imagine people who devote their lives to the doing of good deeds as gaining happiness and satisfaction from their works. But in Feras Fayyad’s new documentary, The Cave, we meet a group of medical professionals—and...

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Love, Antosha: Dear Friend, by David Bax

Assuming you’re familiar with the fact and nature of Anton Yelchin’s early death in 2016–which you almost certainly are if you’ve chosen to watch a documentary about him–an oppressive, inescapable sense of tragedy pervades every second of Garret Price’s Love,...

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Honeyland: The Sweet Life, by David Bax

If Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov’s Honeyland were a horror movie like The Deadly Bees or The Swarm, the constant buzzing would be a menacing, threatening choice of sound design. As it’s not a horror movie but rather a stunning,...