Ladies and Gentlemen! Allow me to introduce to you, the first episode of my new series of video essays: Random Richards Reviews.
In the pilot episode, I search for the next Wilhelm Scream. See if you can guess my first test subject.
Northwestfest; Edmonton’s annual documentary and media arts festival.
From May 5-14th, movie goers previewed ground breaking and entertaining documentaries from around the world. This year presented the theme of Resistance is the Only Option, showcasing documentaries focusing on some form of resistance, whether it’s hockey star Theo Fluery lobbying for stricter laws against child molesters (Victor Walk) or Jane Jacobs’ battle for the soul of New York City (Citizen Jane). This festival even has a trilogy of documentaries centering around a Scottish homeowner’s battle against Donald Trump (You’ve Been Trumped, You’ve Been Trumped Too and A Dangerous Game). While not all the films follow this theme, it does serve a common theme.
After watching these films, I’ve decided to write a countdown of the 5 films I’d recommend the most.
 Among them the Academy Award Nominated Life, Animated.