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Miv Evans is a British writer who relocated to Los Angeles in 2005. She has written 300+ film reviews and her debut novel was published in 2014.

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Hudson, America – Heritage, Bangladesh

The stories of the teenagers featured in this documentary are all compelling but, unfortunately, the power of their material is never fully ignited. What...
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Does the California Supreme Court Have a Side Hustle?

For anyone who thinks their local court didn't deliver the justice they deserved, there's always the California Supreme Court to turn to. But before...
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Americanish – Missing the Pointish

Americanish is about three Muslim women negotiating the dating scene. This is a rich vein to tap but, unfortunately, the film is so packed with clichés, and so bereft of conflict, predictability lurks at every corner. The acting is superb but that's never enough.
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Free Chol Soo Lee – a Korean in America

This documentary tells the story of a young Korean immigrant, Chol Soo Lee, who is plucked off the lawless streets of Chinatown by a...
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MAIKA – The Girl from Another Galaxy

Maika is a delightful children's adventure, brought to us all the way from Vietnam. Despite a lack of originality, it stays the course, proving...
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THE DUKE – the Cost of Art

The Duke is a biography; a family drama; a coming-of-age story and an art heist. All four threads are stitched together by a commentary...
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DOWNFALL: THE CASE AGAINST BOEING – So far

Downfall is a documentary about the two Boeing airplanes that crashed out of the sky four months apart. There was an investigation, but Big...
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THE JANES – Political Hot Potatoes

WHO ARE THE JANES? This is a documentary about a group of middle-class females, the Janes, who went rogue. It happened half a century ago...
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PRAY AWAY – Evangelical Sadists Doing God’s Work

Starting LGBTQ Conversion Therapy "Reparative" or "conversion" therapy is an attempt to change a person's sexual orientation or gender. As bizarre a notion as this...
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SUMMER OF SOUL (Or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

The Summer of Soul documentary is the digital resurrection of the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. The footage has been edited with narration referencing that...
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MISHA AND THE WOLVES – a Stranger than Fiction Memoire

Misha and the Wolves is a story involving a Belgian immigrant and a Massachusetts publisher. It's an intriguing tale about an intriguing tale that...
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WRITING WITH FIRE – Dainty Hands in Iron Gloves

Writing With Fire is a story about an intrepid group of reporters who grew their readership to more than150 million in a few short...
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PRESIDENT – Watching the Steal

President is a story about an enchanting young leader: an aging despot nicknamed 'The Snake'; an inscrutable judge; Nelson Mandela's ex-lawyer and a slain...
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The Most Beautiful Boy in the World – a Scandinavian Tragedy

This is the story of an impoverished Swedish boy and an Italian of noble birth. They become indelibly linked when the Italian catapults the...
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WORKING MAN – Tale of the Unexpected

Working Man at first seems to be yet another David and Goliath fable. Corporate America closes the last factory in a Midwest town and...
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COUP 53 – an Iranian Secret Revealed

This documentary has everything. An oil-rich kingdom. International espionage. A downtrodden, Middle Eastern populace. Riches stolen by a historical master. A treasonous monarch and...
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THE GIRL WHO WORE FREEDOM – a Franco-American Romance

This is a documentary about a group of French citizens who, decades earlier, were freed from German occupation by US soldiers. On every anniversary...
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TROOPSHIP TRAGEDY – an Ancient South African Tale

This is a startling documentary which catalogues the events surrounding South Africa's worst ever maritime disaster. It's a story about hope and loyalty. It...
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WADE IN THE WATER – When Anti-Heroes Collide

This is a tale that's crammed with fatalistic charm. It's about victimhood and human connection but, most of all, it's about doing the right...
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SENTENCED WITH MANDELA – a White Anti-Apartheid Story

When the South African activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison in 1983, there were six others with him. Only one of...

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