Wednesday, November 16, 2016
DOC NYC Capsule reviews: GUYS NEXT DOOR, PLEASE REMEMBER ME, FIGHT FOR SPACE, VISITORS DAY and JIM THE JAMES FOLEY STORY
Rachel carries a baby for Erik and Sandro and we watch the extended family over three years. Its sweet it's nice. And I liked it but I have nothing beyond that.
PLEASE REMEMBER ME
Feng and Lou are a long married couple.. Lou has dementia and Feng has to ponder how best to take care of his wife as she slowly slips away. This is a lovely portrait of couple and their situation
FIGHT FOR SPACE
Rah rah look at the space program and a call for us to go back. I'm a space junkie for as long as I can remember but this 90 minute commercial for space is just too damn unfocused and long to really work. The one take away I got as we should return to space because it will drive the economy and create all sorts o new stuff. Its not bad but at some point it wears out it's welcome.
Portrait of Juan Carlos a 16 year old boy who has been living in a special home for runaway, abused homeless boys. He has been there for about a year and a half and is waiting for his father to come for visitors day. This is a really nice portrait of a young an trying to get by and the special place he lives in. It will most certainly bring a smile to your face and make you feel good. Lets hope for a long life for this film after the festival circuit
JIM THE JAMES FOLEY STORY
This critically acclaimed documentary about a journalist loved by many and whose death shocked the world never fully resonated with me. I had seen this on HBO back when it originally aired and never found that much in it to make me understand why this needed to be a feature length documentary. Yes Foley was a nice guy and a great journalist but to me the only thing stood out was his death which made everyone sit up and notice Isis.