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Among The Believers

This new documentary by filmmakers Hemal Trivedi and Mohammed Ali Naqvi makes a sterling attempt to a semblance of an understandable explanation of the ongoing internecine war in Pakistan between the government authorities and the Taliban insurgents.  They start with the cleric Abdul Aziz Ghazi who heads up the Red Mosque network of schools known as … Continue reading

Amour

There should be a warning given to anyone over a certain age (like me) before they see this powerfully uncomfortable and uncompromising movie about an elderly couple that makes you confront the unavoidable consequences of all the suffering that one must deal with before finally shuffling off this mortal coil. And certainly one should definitely … Continue reading

Amy

The great British soul queen Amy Winehouse burned so bright with her extraordinary voice belting out her songs fuelled with so much of her personal anguish and love in an era when most other music was blandly manufactured, and it’s still difficult to take on board that she eventually burned herself out.  In Asif Kapadia’s … Continue reading

An Honest Liar

Born in 1928, when he reached the ripe old age of 17 James (The Amazing) Randi ran away from home to join the circus as he wanted to become a escape artist like The Great Houdini.  By all accounts from this engrossing new documentary on his life by filmmakers Tyler Measom & Justin Weinstein he eventually … Continue reading

An Inconvenient Sequel : Truth to Power.

  It is ten years on from Al Gore’s Oscar winning documentary on how climate change is irrevocably destroying our planet, and this new sequel initially gives us hope that some quarters in the world may have taken some action based on the warnings, are mostly quashed by the time the end credits role. The … Continue reading

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