'Nomadland' review: moving road movie plays like a Bruce Springsteen song

If Chloé Zhao’s acclaimed Nomadland were a song, it would be written by Bruce Springsteen. Based on Jessica Bruder’s 2017 bestseller, the Oscar favourite is an old-fashioned road movie, stuffed with semi-socialist rhetoric and quiet contemplation on the American soul. All things we’ve come to expect from the Boss’s widescreen tales of heartland life. • Read more: Nomadland is the film to beat at this year’s Oscars It is 2011 and the closure of the sheetrock plant in Empire, rural Nevada, has up

Review of Abel Ferrara's "Sportin' Life"

Showcased outside of competition at the 77th Biennale, Abel Ferrara’s documentary Sportin’ Life is a 65-minute cluster of odds, ends and archive footage set against the backdrop of both promotional duties at the Berlinale for his feature, Siberia, and the unfolding Coronavirus pandemic that eventually shut the entire world down. The Berlinale branch of the exercise was originally intended as the sole focus. Ferrara’s unmistakable drawl sets forth his intention to a curious journalist thrown by

Review of Siji Awoyinka's documentary "Elder's Corner" (2020)

The tumult Nigeria has faced in the post-World War II era makes for sober reading. From new-dawn optimism following liberation from colonial rule in 1960, to the bloodshed of the 67-70 Biafran War and the subsequent see-saw between military and civilian rule, Nigeria has been far from politically steady. A constant amid the frequent chaos, however, has been the brilliance of the country’s music, which has continued to course through the nation’s veins irrepressibly and defiantly; a flickering f
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