Category Archives: Documentary

PAVAROTTI (2019): New Trailer For Ron howard Directed Luciano Pavarotti Documentary…

Pavarotti (2019), Madman Films
Pavarotti (2019), Madman Films

Directed by Ron Howard, Pavarotti is a close look at the life and voice of the the man who brought opera to the people, legendary opera singer Luciano Pavarotti.

Pavarotti promises intimate interviews, history-making performances and never-before-seen footage…

I’m in because even though I’m not an avid listener of opera music, Luciano Pavarotti is the only opera singer I can immediately name. And considering that all I really knew about him besides his occupation and Princess Diana being a big fan is that he was Italian. I actually can’t wait to see exactly what else I can learn – and very likely love about the man.

Princess Diana, Bono, Spike Lee, Phil Donahue, Stevie Wonder, Nelson Mandela, José Carreras and Kofi Annan are among those featured in some of the archival footage.

Pavarotti Release Dates: June 7th, 2019 (US); July 15th, 2019 (UK)…

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HOMECOMING – A FILM BY BEYONCÉ (2019): The ThingS I Liked…

Homecoming - A Film By Beyoncé (2019), Netflix
Homecoming – A Film By Beyoncé (2019), Netflix

Homecoming – A Film By Beyoncé delivered exactly what it promised; an intimate, in-depth look at the superstar’s highly celebrated 2018 Coachella performance. 

Featuring the great songs and dances that fans know and love, and sometimes with help from very welcome special guest appearances, Homecoming is the ‘recorded for your viewing pleasure’ ‘Beychella’ experience many have been praying for. 

I personally enjoyed the performances as much as I did the behind the scenes preparation footage. Footage that revealed the emotional road from creative concept to rehearsal and final show. I loved seeing Beyoncé taking charge of her vision and equally welcomed getting to know more about her heart. To be honest, I feel as though I already knew and appreciated Beyoncé’s heart since many years ago when she said that she makes music to empower women. 

The truth of that has been re-confirmed over the years through the many great anthems. Her heart was also clear to me in the Beyonce – Year Of 4 documentary. It was in her reaction when at the 2017 Grammys Adele expressed what Beyoncé and her great work meant to her and her friends. And now, in this very documentary, through the following quote about her Coachella 2018 performance.

I feel we made something. I made my daughter proud, made my mother proud, my father proud and all of the people that are my brothers and sisters around the world. And that’s why I live. I’m so lucky and grateful that I’m able to take all these crazy ideas and, actually make it into something that heals people and may spark vision in people, that shows them to dream big. It shows them that they are limitless. It’s possible. If my country-ass can do it. They can do it.’

I love how Beyoncé’s purpose makes me feel seen. I can’t help but feel lifted when I hear her music.

Tune in for the great performances, music, and words of wisdom from several wise leaders – most prominently featured among them, activist and writer Maya Angelou.

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HOMECOMING – A FILM BY BEYONCE (2019): New Trailer For DOCUMENTARY About Beyoncé’s 2018 Coachella Performance…

Homecoming - A Film By Beyonce (2019), Netflix
Homecoming – A Film By Beyonce (2019), Netflix

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Homecoming – A Film By Beyoncé.


Homecoming – A Film By Beyoncé is a documentary I had no idea was coming but I’m so glad it’s here.

Due for release on April 17th 2019 on Netflix, we are promised, an intimate, in-depth look at Beyoncé’s highly celebrated 2018 Coachella performance. Revealing the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement…

Full confessional, I was literally dozing off and trying to keep my eyes open for Bad Times At Hotel Royale (2018). And then, I checked my movie trailer notifications. AWAKE! That is my current state after watching this great trailer.

As someone who didn’t make it to Coachella 2018, I cannot wait for all the behind the scenes information, footage and to feel as though I was actually there while watching this.

In case it wasn’t completely obvious, I may never have seen her in concert but Beyoncé’s greatness is extremely far from lost on me.

Homecoming – A Film By Beyoncé Release Dates: April 17th, 2019 (US & UK)… Netflix.

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SATAN & ADAM (2018): New Trailer For Documentary About Sterling ‘Mr. Satan’ Magee and Adam Gussow…

Satan & Adam (2018), Sterling Magee, Adam Gussaw, Ryot
Satan & Adam (2018), Sterling Magee, Adam Gussaw, Ryot

Directors Scott Balcerek and V. Scott Balcerek’s music documentary Satan and Adam is the story of one-man-band Sterling Magee, a.k.a ‘Mr. Satan’ and harmonica master Adam Gussow.

Showcasing the unifying power of music during a time in New York City when race relations were at an all-time-low, Magee and Gussow are the greatest blues duos you probably never got a chance to see…

I’m quite certain that music will be good and I’ll be moved. Mostly however, it’s the rather compelling mystery that has me most interested.

Satan & Adam Release Dates: April 12th, 2019 (US)…

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FRAMING JOHN DELOREAN (2019): New Trailer For John DeLorean Documentary Starring Alec Baldwin, Morena Baccarin, Josh Charles…

Framing John DeLorean (2019), Alec Baldwin, IFC Films
Framing John DeLorean (2019), Alec Baldwin, IFC Films

John DeLorean, ultimate con man, the renegade visionary who revolutionised the automobile industry or both?

Starring Alec Baldwin as DeLorean, directors Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce’s documentary recounts the extraordinary life and legend of the controversial automaker…

My main reasons for wanting to see this are Baldwin’s involvement and the fact that the DeLorean is the car from the Back To The Future movies.

Dean Winters, Michael Rispoli, Jason Jones, Dana Ashbrook, Josh Cooke and William Hill also star.

Framing John DeLorean Release Dates: June 7th, 2019 (US)…

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AMAZING GRACE (2018): New Trailer For Aretha Franklin Documentary…

Amazing Grace (2019)/ Aretha Franklin, NEON
Amazing Grace (2019)/ Aretha Franklin, NEON

Amazing Grace is a new documentary presenting previously unreleased concert footage of Aretha Franklin with coir at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles in 1972.

Directed by Alan Elliott and Sydney Pollack; additional cast inlucludes Reverand James Cleveland, C.L. Franklin,
Clara Ward, Alexander Hamilton, Bernard Pretty Purdie…

I myself don’t actually listen to much gospel music but I am interested because of Franklin’s legacy. I also want to know how the footage will be edited. Will we be watching the concert from start to finish or will the music be interspersed with Franklin’s story? I definitely have a personal preference.

Amazing Grace Release Dates: April 5th, 2019 (US); May 10th, 2019 (UK)…

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BEERS OF JOY (2019): New Trailer For Beer Documentary…

Beers Of Joy (2019), Gravitas Ventures
Beers Of Joy (2019), Gravitas Ventures

Beers Of Joy is a new documentary that features beer lovers ranging from an internationally acclaimed brewer, a celebrated chef plus two Advanced Cicerones. The latter two attempt to pass the prestigious Master Cicerone exam (beer’s equivalent to wine’s Master Sommelier), one of the most difficult tests in the world.

Witten / directed by David Swift and Scott Owen, Beers Of Joy promises a love letter to beer and aims to prove once and for all, that life is best celebrated over a beer…

I actually don’t drink beer or any other alcoholic beverage for that matter but I am curious about the story of beer and those who love it so.

Random and oddly enough, before this very trailer, I’d never actually seen beer swirled around in a glass then sniffed the way I know wine is far more frequently.

Bring on the interesting beer facts and I guess, cheers!

Beers Of Joy Release Dates: March 2019 (US)…

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THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM (2018): New Documentary From John Chester, Molly Chester…

The Biggest Little Farm (2019)
The Biggest Little Farm (2019)

New documentary The Biggest Little Farm follows John Chester and his wife as they develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres of land outside of Los Angeles.

As director and co-writer, Chester and co’s plan is to build one of the most diverse farms of its kind and in complete coexistence with nature…

I’ll start by saying that animals are wonderful, especially from a safe distance – and they’re part of the reason I’m interested in The Biggest Little Farm. Secondly, I find myself curious about the the farmer lifestyle. Not because I’m into becoming one, mind you. I just want to enjoy the beautiful visuals of nature, life and farming, and to see how the other folks like to truly live.

The Biggest Little Farm Release Dates: April 5th, 2019 (US)…

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