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(176) 8.0 104 min 2018

Russ Taff: I Still Believe is a movie starring Steven Curtis Chapman, Amy Grant, and Mark Lowry. "Russ Taff: I Still Believe," a gripping documentary chronicling the beloved vocalist's unparalleled musical journey and...

Starring
Steven Curtis Chapman, Mark Lowry, Bart Millard, Amy Grant
Genres
Documentary
Director
Rick Altizer

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Audio English  Deutsch  Italiano  Español  Français  Gaeilge  Svenska  Nederlands
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Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres Documentary
Director Rick Altizer
Writer Rick Altizer
Stars Steven Curtis Chapman, Mark Lowry, Bart Millard, Amy Grant
Country USA
Runtime 1H 44M
Description "Russ Taff: I Still Believe," a gripping documentary chronicling the beloved vocalist's unparalleled musical journey and behind-the-scenes battle with alcoholism.

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Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020 11:32

Stevens calls his documentary "A Still Bored man" to distinguish it from Taff's previous ones, which were all just songs on men's shirts. But at the same time, Stevens wants to "explain what's going on with men today". And it shows. Many of the videos have been made by men, and some are embarrassing, the conversation between Stevens and a woman who would like to know what men's lives are like, and the images of lonely, disillusioned men. These are good, but it is not Stevens' choice to make these. They are not his own. He is part of a men's magazine, or his own men's magazine, whose slogan is "as with men, so with relationships". He was a journalist at the time and he said that the biggest problem men have is not that they don't have anything to say to each other, but that they don't have any conversations. This is the problem for most of them. He also talks about the F.A.T.A.S. group and its manifesto. And it is an interesting look at men's attitudes toward women. He tells us, "You've got the smartest women in the world. And you've got the loudest women in the world." He compares women to dogs and notes that "there is nothing that a dog does that a woman cannot do". He also quotes a female psychologist, who said that women are a reflection of their emotions and that men do not have emotions. I would like to know why that is. Stevens seems to have had a lot of access to women during the time he is talking about. It is hard to tell if the interviews are recorded or edited. For example, one of the men interviewed is talking to Stevens about his wife and a woman who works with him, but Stevens doesn't talk to her about her. There is a woman he talks to who says that she never feels emotion when talking to Stevens, but is very empathic. But Stevens seems to not believe that, and this is when he comes to his own solution. Stevens says that women can be both emotional and empathic, and that they can be both loud and quiet. What the women also do is sometimes funny. Stevens quotes a woman talking about his current wife. He wants to know what it is like to be in the middle of a fight, but the woman can't speak. "Can she talk?" Stevens asks. "No, she can't." She says that men and women are the same. Stevens says, "What a joke." He goes on to describe the moment he meets the woman in the street, where he feels that she is not trying to be his friend. He has told her that he will always be her friend, and then they talk. "She doesn't have to listen to your advice," Stevens says. "Not that I'd listen to your advice." We have a woman talking to a friend who she has been ignoring. And then there is a man who is leaving a wedding, who is taking an elevator. Stevens says, "It's too bad that it isn't the same in women." Another interviewee talks about a marriage that has been going on for almost 20 years. She says, "They think that it's just for fun. It's not." But there is no fun in men's lives. Stevens says that men are constantly trying to talk to women and sometimes failing. But even he is surprised that some of them do succeed, and that they think that "when you get a chance to talk to a woman, you can't say 'Hi', you just say 'hi'." Another interviewee describes her time in a halfway house, a halfway house that is run by women. She says that when men come to the halfway house, they are not even told they are there, they just go in and go away. And this is all they do. Stevens is clearly trying to show that women are not only passive. But he is missing that it is the other way around, that women have to be active. Stevens says that most women are just "youthful" and are looking for sex and excitement, but he is wrong. Most women are looking for someone to listen to them. Stevens goes on to say, "I do not believe that women are crazy. What I believe is that women, even if they are mothers, or sisters, or wives, or wives of husbands,
Thursday, 09 Jul 2020 03:00

The typical "hi, this is a documentary and so on and so on and so on" for the most part but this documentary is still worth watching as the real life story of the "Taff case" and its impact on America. Taff was the only child of a Jewish immigrant father, but at the same time, he was a black girl. Being a child of a black father, he had little education and his father was unable to provide for him. In the year 1857, Taff was beaten and abused by the father. As a result of this incident, Taff's mother sent her child to a boarding school in Florida. Taff was 19 years old and in the summer of 1858, he boarded with William (Duke) Teasdale (who was a teacher at that school) and his two sons (one of whom was white). A few years later, William and Duke sold their farm and moved to Arkansas. William married Elizabeth (Lily) in 1866 and had three children by her (one was white and one black). William and Duke's second wife, Martha (Holland), died in 1881, leaving their three children, one of whom was white and the other three were black. Despite the deaths of his two wives, William and Duke continued to live with their grandchildren and grandchildren until 1996, when the grandchildren, Peter and Lucinda, adopted the boy, Richard, from the Dukes and adopted him. Richard is now 32 years old and a college student in Texas. Richard's biological mother, Brenda (Sidney) grew up in England and died in 1885, but not before giving birth to four daughters (two of whom were white and the other black). Her children were Patricia (Sally), Annabel (Annie), Catherine (Dorene) and Elizabeth (Ethel). Catherine was the sister of an American serviceman and was also an English nurse. Richard's great-grandmother is Annabel; in 1891, Annabel gave birth to Richard's great-grandfather, Charles (Louis) Teasdale, who married Annabel's mother, Nancy (Nataly). Elizabeth is married to Richard, the youngest of the Teasdale children. Annabel is living in a nursing home and no longer has any children; Nancy died in 1948, and Dorene died in 1960. The oldest daughter, Ethel, lives in California and is living a simple life. The youngest son, Richard, is a college student and studying to become a pastor in Memphis, Tennessee. The documentary is beautifully shot and researched. I give it a 9/10.
Friday, 26 Jun 2020 13:31

Movies are just a means to a certain end and Taff proves that his filmmaking doesn't fail to be entertaining and eye-candy worthy. The movie contains 3 distinct segments, the first consisting of footage from one of Taff's films that introduces the viewer to the director and the viewer. The second segment is an interview with Taff himself, who talks about the films he's been a part of. The third segment is a film-making lesson from Taff that teaches us what works and what doesn't. What I really like about Taff's documentaries is that they're light-hearted and light-hearted, almost as if they're meant to be enjoyed. They're also quite personal, so a viewer may get more out of the filmmaker's interviews than if they were just hearing a tepid history lesson. In Taff's case, the purpose of the movie is to give an insight into the man who created some of the most important films of the modern film era. To me, a lot of people, particularly those who've never seen a Taff film, will probably find the first segment boring, so I would recommend that those who haven't seen Taff's films to watch this. I was also impressed by Taff's ability to make documentaries for just about anyone. The majority of the people he interviewed had nothing to do with Taff, but they were of course fascinated by his works and it showed. The next segment is his own film and it's a little more poignant than the others. The film consists of scenes that are his own work, including his films, and they're in chronological order. The way this segment was presented makes it feel a little like a documentary. Overall, it was a very entertaining documentary that I thought was more than worthy of being placed next to "Bicentennial Man" and "The Brothers McMullen".


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