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Day: October 13, 2017

68% #OUTOF100: “I Am Not A Witch” Surprisingly Unsure Of Itself #LFF2017

I Am Not a Witch is not only showing at the 2017 BFI London Film Festival, but was lately selected for prestigious Toronto, and premiered earlier this year in Cannes Director’s Fortnight. Add to that, the young Wales-based Zambian-Brit film maker Rungano Nyoni’s shortlist for the £50K IWC Schaffhausen / BFI Film Maker’s Bursary award, and the buzz around this, her first feature, plus the full house at LFF Picturehouse Central screen 2, was understandable. A small, silent girl with big eyes (Margaret Mulubwa) suddenly appears in a small rural Zambian village. Life is hard, made worse by a...

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85% #OUTOF100: “The Final Year” Shows The Obama Administration’s Dedication To America’s Former Global Leadership

The Final Year is Greg Barker’s (Manhunt, LFF 2013 Documentary Competition) intimate, fly-on-the-wall record of captivating moments from the year-long curtain call for the Obama administration. If you have never seen a documentary on the subject of Barack Obama, the 44th and first African American President of the United States, this isn’t the place to start. For that, see Inside Obama’s White House, BBC 2, a 4-part 2016 documentation of his administration from election to the dawn of his second term. Obama is interestingly sidelined in favour of his more accessible inner circle, more accurately key players in the much-maligned-by-Republicans foreign...

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