Hail Satan? (2019)

I don’t get the chance to review documentaries as much as I’d like to on Oh! That Film Blog, but with another slow week in terms of feature film releases, I thought I’d take the opportunity to have a look at something a little different. The online hype train for Hail Satan? had been choo-chooing…

Bad Reputation (2018)

There’s no denying that the world of rock and roll is historically one that has been dominated by men, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, The Who, the list goes on and on and on. That doesn’t mean, though, that women haven’t managed to factor themselves in to this boy’s club. There have…

Whitney (2018)

For as long as I can remember loving music, I have loved Whitney Houston. Growing up in the aftermath of The Bodyguard meant that Houston’s legend loomed large over pop culture, but much like Michael Jackson, another childhood hero of mine, the life portrayed in her film performances and music videos was entirely separate from…

Top Ten: Films Of 2015

Well, as another year in cinema comes to a close, it’s once again to throw my list making two cents in to the hat and present you with my top ten movies of the year. It really feels as though 2015 has been a mega year for movies, with the return of some much loved…

Fresh Dressed (2015)

When I think about the rap and hip-hop that I love, artists like Tupac Shakur, Notorious B.I.G. and groups like Run-DMC, N.W.A and Public Enemy, something that is equally important to their respective legends as their actual music is the fashion that they showcased. Gang, street, or urban fashion, particularly among the black and hispanic…

20 Feet From Stardom (2013)

20 Feet From Stardom surprised a lot of people back in the beginning of March when it won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature over the much revered and much touted The Act Of Killing. The film’s tagline is “meet the unsung heroes behind the greatest music of our time”, and the audience are…

Mini Reviews #7

Dear Zachary: A Letter To His Son About His Father (2008) Director: Kurt Kuenne Starring: Andrew Bagby, David Bagby, Kathleen Bagby A heartbreaking documentary made by a friend of the murdered Dr. Andrew Bagby, compiling as many memories as he can for Andrew’s baby son Zachary as a family memento. The less said about the…

Mini Reviews #4

What I have been watching over the last seven days: Suddenly (2002) Director: Diego Lerman Starring: Tatiana Saphir, Carla Crespo, Veronica Hassan An interesting Argentinian and Dutch film in which a naive shop assistant is swept away on a road trip by two free spirited punks. A story of sexual awakening and discovery layered with…