So up to six months before the wedding ceremony’s kiss,
These young Chinese couples wouldn’t dare miss
Paying huge loot
For an elaborate photo shoot.
A interesting look at this required step towards (pre-) wedded bliss.
The shocking system, where talented female directors find
Themselves systematically shut out or undermined
Is examined in this doco (essential).
Discriminatory obstacles mean potential
Is often unrealised (and the fight for recognition's a cruel grind).
Moving stories of seriously ill patients and their agonising waits
For much-needed donor organs. But tragically, the rates
Of donation are dangerously low.
Hopefully this excellent doco will go
A long way towards more awareness, leading to healthy fates.
Wilder: Prolific director (arguably one of history's best -
As those who love his eclectic works will attest).
Many enlightening anecdotes here ..
Insights re: the man and his career
(Of genre-hopping versatility that left the viewer blessed).
Gasping, white-knuckled, each time rock crumbled:
Watching climbers on peaks as they stumbled.
The splendour of landscapes (sublime),
With orchestral music (divine).
Such magnificent sights left me awe-struck and humbled.
Poitras' doco: at times uneven, but with moments of insight. In Assange (in turns, the darling of the left and then the right) We see a man full of (ego and) contradictions Who imposed eleventh hour restrictions. It feels like there's much more waiting to come to light....
Ghost nets, pollution, over-fishing: we see how each harms Our precious oceans (which aren't infinite farms). Here are lessons re the drastic Consequences of plastic. A excellent doco. Depressing, but also an urgent call to arms....
Over 50 years after Stratton flew into town, A lovely tribute to this critic of world renown. Here's our film history: humour, guts ...
Ode to nonagenarian TV maverick Mr Lear (He of 6 shows in the top 10 one year). He bought us Bunker, J.J., Maude ...