‘Rubaru Roshni’ is a stark reminder of the arbitrary ways traversed by the human mind and its immense potentiality to heal and be healed. Brimming with subtle nuances it narrates three heart wrenching tales that should serve as visceral memoirs of the immense power to forgive, if not to forget, and the indomitable goodness that we all sport within.
Its impossible to comprehend why people sometimes do what they do. Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi in their spine chilling documentary follow celebrated alpinists Conrad Anker, Renan Ozturk and Jimmy himself, as they set out on a journey to conquer the elusive Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru. Continue reading “Meru (2015) English Documentary Short Review”
For most of us out there, ALS – Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – remains an alien term, until you settle down to watch ‘Gleason’, the much acclaimed documentary on the life of the former New Orleans Saints football defensive back, Steve Gleason.
Written and directed by Kirby Dick, ‘The Hunting Ground’ is a powerful indictment on sexual assault on college campuses across the United States. Without doubt one of the most devastating exposes on campus rapes, ‘The Hunting Ground’ puts the spot light on one of the most under-discussed crimes in the country.
Through their film ‘Le Saisons’, Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud proffer any number of instances that allow the viewers to be enthralled by the sheer grandeur of nature, and the sights that it beholds. Running for ninety seven minutes, ‘Le Saisons’ is a nature documentary that is unlike anything else that I have seen.
Its only with a sense of awe at Anthony Weiner’s irrepressible wit that one can sit through the documentary directed by Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg, at the very end of which Weiner is asked why he has let them film all of this. Weiner looks lost in thought for a moment, before he shrugs and admits that he has been hoping for the best. Continue reading “Weiner (2016) English Documentary Short Review”