Film Review: The Sleepless Unrest: The Real Conjuring Home

★ I am a huge fan of WB’s The Conjuring Universe, so a creepy documentary set at the real-life house from the original movie sounded like it would be right up my alley. An unintentionally funny opening crawl, with a creepy robotic voice setting up the events, was the first warning sign of things to … Continue reading Film Review: The Sleepless Unrest: The Real Conjuring Home

Tribeca 2021: Pray Away

★★★★ For those unfamiliar with conversion therapy, Netflix documentary Pray Away, executive produced by Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum, wastes no time filling you in. The opening text describes it as “the attempt to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity” via religious leader, licensed counselor, or peer support group. It is a practice … Continue reading Tribeca 2021: Pray Away

Film Review: Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street

★★★ Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street is a rather straightforward documentary—it’s completely comprehensive to the first part of the Sesame Street legacy. The origins in trying to reach inner city kids, and helping prepare young children for school, was something I had never thought of before watching. It touches on surprising things like … Continue reading Film Review: Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street

SXSW 2021: Introducing, Selma Blair

★★★★★ I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a big fan of documentaries. Occasionally, a great one that interests me will break the mold of the talking heads monotony. SXSW documentary Introducing, Selma Blair, is a deeply moving, and emotionally unflinching, film examining the actress’s arduous journey to feel normal again after being diagnosed … Continue reading SXSW 2021: Introducing, Selma Blair

Film Review: Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry

★★★★ At best, I’d call myself a casual fan of Billie Eilish’s music, so I didn’t have the biggest level of anticipation towards the new film Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry. My earliest exposure to the multiple-Grammy-winning artist was via the soundtrack of 2017’s explosive first season of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why. I … Continue reading Film Review: Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry