All posts by Sara Galvão

  • Embrace – Review ***

    Do women have bodily self-esteem issues? The answer is obviously affirmative, and yet Embrace, the first documentary by mother of three made activist Taryn Brumfitt, seems...

  • Snowden – Review ***

    It’s hard, not to say impossible, to see a film with a political agenda and remain indifferent to that same agenda – even if the...

  • Magnus – Review ***

     Documentaries about geniuses aren’t that hard to find – and for chess geniuses, the standard is definitely famous Bobby Fischer Against the World (Liz Garbus, 2011)....

  • My Scientology Movie – Review ***

    Any documentary fans know Louis Theroux quite well – and know he’s not one to be scared to tackle controversial subjects. From Nazism, pedophiles, Westboro...

  • La La Land – Review *****

    The expectations for Damien Chazelle’s second feature were already through the roof even before the first trailers for La La Land hit the interwebs; and...

  • Orion – Review *

    Don’t be fooled by the IMDB synopsis – Orion is everything but a post-apocalyptical sci-fi film. The second feature of director Asiel Norton, who got...

  • THE KILLING OF AMERICA (1981)  – Review ****

    In 1962, Mondo Cane started a documentary trend that explored the bizarre and sensational, including tabboo subjects and actual violence on screen. Some of these...

  • Terror in the Skies – TV Review ***

    It may seem like a grim choice for an evening watch, but documentary series about plane crashes have a faithful audience. From Air Crash Investigation...

  • For the Love of Spock – Review ***

    To boldly go where no one has gone before. That should be the motto of any documentary. And as the 50 years of the ‘birth’...

  • Sour Grapes – Review ***

    Everyone loves a good falsification story, even if it’s hard, in filmic terms, to reach the level of F for Fake. Sour Grapes, a new...