Never Stop Dreaming: The Life and Legacy of Shimon Peres is a biographical documentary of one of Israel’s greatest leaders. I’m several months late to watching the documentary but I decided to do so in honor of Israel’s 75th birthday on 5 Iyar, which in the Jewish calendar is known as Yom Ha’atzmaut. If you’re familiar with Shimon Peres, there’s a chance that you probably won’t learn anything new. Regardless, George Clooney’s narration and Peres’…"Never Stop Dreaming: The Life and Legacy of Shimon Peres"
President in Waiting, the new film from Jeffrey Roth, is a historic documentary that features the former presidents and vice presidents. All of the six living Vice Presidents make appearances to mark the first time in that they have appeared in such a film. Maybe not together but I’ll wake it. Moreover, the four former living presidents are also in the film to discuss their relationships. There is only one president that does not make…"President in Waiting Is A Historic Documentary"
The Way I See It goes behind the scenes through White House photographer Pete Souza’s eyes during the Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama administrations. How many people can say they worked at the White House for both Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Not many, I would assume. However, Pete Souza could very well be the only one. Souza comments in the film that if you thought he would work for both the most iconic…"Toronto 2020: The Way I See It"
American Chaos is a well-made cinéma-vérité road documentary as a filmmaker travels through Red States seeking to understand their feelings. Filmmaker James D. Stern travels around the country as he seeks to learn more in six months leading up to Election Day 2016. Why do Red State Americans maintain feelings against the Obama administration? The filmmaker travels to those areas of red states to find out why. The resulting film is one that shows that…"American Chaos: A Look at the 2016 Election"
The longtime Arizona Senator and military hero, Senator John McCain, is celebrated in the HBO documentary, John McCain: For Whom The Bells Toll. I hesitate to use the word celebrated but given the senator’s cancer diagnosis, it’s a better term to use than “profile.” Family, friends, and colleagues share their thoughts on McCain’s life and work habits in his bittersweet documentary. In airing the documentary while he’s still alive, it gives the senator an opportunity…"John McCain: For Whom The Bells Toll"