The explosive Leaving Neverland documentary has left some burning questions. Following the two-part film, which saw Wade Robson and James Safechuck speak extensively about the sexual abuse they allegedly endured at the hands of Michael Jackson , there have been more issues than answers. Certain threads within Jackson's life and career were excluded from the film's timeline like his sister Janet, and his wives Lisa Marie Presley and Debbie Rowe. The stomach-churning documentary reached its conclusion and prompted a massive reaction from viewers at home, with many claiming the film had totally convinced them of Jackson's guilt . But there were plenty of plot holes and conspiracy theories left up in the air. In the four-hour documentary Wade and James talk about their alleged abuse in the shocking film, which aired in the UK for the first time on Channel 4 this week. It featured gruesome descriptions of child sex abuse, which left many feeling so physically ill they had to switch … [Read more...] about Plot holes and conspiracy theories after Michael Jackson’s Leaving Neverland
Black holes documentary
Hawking’s black holes VR will demystify physics, says daughter BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A virtual reality experience made in collaboration with Professor Stephen Hawking will help children understand the complexities of black holes, the late physicist’s daughter Lucy has said. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/hawkings-black-holes-vr-will-demystify-physics-says-daughter-37868512.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37868509.ece/ec8db/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_b2ec0701-fa38-4763-8b02-d297e04a58d2_1 Email A virtual reality experience made in collaboration with Professor Stephen Hawking will help children understand the complexities of black holes, the late physicist’s daughter Lucy has said. Speaking at a preview of a forthcoming VR experience in which Prof Hawking guides users on a journey through space and time, two of his children, Lucy and Tim, shared their hopes that it will inspire more youngsters to pursue a career in science. … [Read more...] about Hawking’s black holes VR will demystify physics, says daughter
When I was five years old, my parents arranged for a local photographer in Maidstone to take a portrait picture of their beloved son. A tall gentleman arrived at our home in Bower Mount Road and photographs were duly taken of your correspondent perched on the sofa in our family sitting room. But my mother wanted some more natural snapshots of little Robert playing with his toy trains on the floor. In those days, expensive photographers not only turned up with tripods and huge black cameras. They also ‘colourised’ their completed photographic prints – and thus sent back the finished product after painting, with water colours, little Robert’s blond hair, pink cheeks, blue pullover and brown sandals. I was outraged to discover, however, they had muddled the livery of my train set. My fine green-painted London and North Eastern Railway steam loco and trucks had been changed to red. A miniature Great Western loco also appeared in red when it was in reality grey. In … [Read more...] about Documentaries are taking liberties with historical truth – so can we trust them?
The line-up for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival has been announced, with 112 films set to be screened in Park City, Utah. Unlike many other film festivals on the circuit, Sundance has unveiled a competition slate where 53% of the films have been directed by women. “We’re always going for parity, but because of the way we program, we’re looking for the films before we are who made them, so that kind of comes in the fine-tuning of the program, and it’s always amazing when it comes out that way,” said director of programming Kim Yutani. “This year, it was completely organic. Different people are telling stories, and I think that is indicative of the time we are living in right now.” Highlights include Extremely Wicked, Shocking Evil and Vile, starring Zac Efron as notorious serial killer Ted Bundy; Jennifer Kent’s follow-up to The Babadook, Australian drama The Nightingale; and Velvet Buzzsaw, which sees Jake Gyllenhaal reunite … [Read more...] about Sundance film festival to showcase Zac Efron as Ted Bundy and documentaries on Weinstein and Ocasio-Cortez
How do you get YouTube-obsessed teens to learn from the atrocities of the Holocaust? Hip hop and hashtags, obviously. That’s the thinking behind Edek, a six-minute documentary music video that screens at the UK Jewish Film Festival tomorrow and which, the makers hope, will be shared on social media. It stars 86-year-old Holocaust survivor Janine Webber and Connecticut-based hip hop artist Kapoo, 43, in a beautifully shot montage that splices archive footage with vivid re-enactments and moody contemporary stills, with a haunting bass line over which Webber tells her story and Kapoo translates into hip hop (“1932 born a Jew, doesn’t mean much to the likes of me and you. Janine, Janine, where you been, what you seen?”) Less than 75 years after the massacre of six million Jews, anti-Semitism is once more rising, from the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting to the Met’s inquiry into anti-Semitic hate crime within the Labour Party. Religious hate crime in … [Read more...] about How a Holocaust survivor and a hip hop artist created a powerful documentary