HUMMEL Review – Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story

In early 2010, my high school choir packed up for four days over Spring Break and drove the distance from Chicago to New Orleans, through Memphis, for a four day trip exploring some of the south’s most incredible music history. It was a trip I couldn’t fully appreciate at the time. I was young, andContinue reading “HUMMEL Review – Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story”

HUMMEL Review: Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

If classic cinema teaches us anything it’s that the lives of enigmatic people can’t easily be summed up simply or easily. This is specifically true in the case of people who die enigmatic deaths. Charles Foster Kane has his rosebud but the truth and meaning of that secret died with him. I suspect the sameContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain”

HUMMEL Review: Tread (2020)

It’s hard not to watch a documentary like Tread and consider the socio-political connotations that the movie is perpetuating. Of course, that’s the case with a real life tragedy like that which beset the small Colorado town in the infamous “Killdozer” incident in 2004. The spectacle was caused by a rampage by a local aggrievedContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Tread (2020)”

Amazon Prime Has Removed Clarence Thomas’s Documentary From Black History Month Selection

For reasons that remain momentarily unclear, Amazon Prime has seen fit to remove the recent documentary Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words from their free lineup of Black History Month films. As reported by Brietbart and The Federalist, the movie has reportedly been made “unavailable” across the United States while dozens of otherContinue reading “Amazon Prime Has Removed Clarence Thomas’s Documentary From Black History Month Selection”

Classic Review: Man With a Movie Camera (1929)

It’s a curious and depressing thing that the first film school in history was a product of the Soviet Union. The works of early Soviet filmmakers like Sergei Eisenstein would eventually go on to revolutionize the art form of cinema through it’s use of “Montage” editing and through studying the psychological effects of creating emotionContinue reading “Classic Review: Man With a Movie Camera (1929)”

HUMMEL Review: What Killed Michael Brown? (2020)

Disclaimer: Cultural Revue was provided a Screener Copy of the Film to Preview by the film’s Producers It’s curious that Shelby Steele’s new documentary would happen to drop just months after the George Floyd riots. This is a fact that’s addressed in the film’s epilogue where Steele condemns the death of Floyd and calls outContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: What Killed Michael Brown? (2020)”