Angelo Boccato (Journalist and Blogger)
From the Caribbean to Europe, this blogger has a keen interest in human rights and geopolitics
Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Italy, Boccato moved to London a bit more than three years ago, following the end of his MsC studies and an Erasmus experience in Dublin.
Angelo Boccato is a freelance journalist and blogger, who moved to the UK in order to learn the journalism ‘craft’ in the country which he considers the cradle of modern journalism was born and a hub for media evolution. He contributes with media outlets such as Cafebabel, Equal Times, Contributoria, Future Challenges, Hackney Citizen, East End Citizen, the Independent (UK), Q Code Magazine, Left (Italy), and Bez.es (Spain). He has a keen interest in human rights, EU affairs and geopolitics, social movements, comic books and, of course, cinema. He is also a communications officer for documentaries, having recently worked with the film Influx (Luca Vullo, 2016).
His taste in cinema is wide and diverse, ranging from the Italian Neorealism to the French Nouvelle Vague and the Neuer Deutscher Film and the Dogme 95 Manifesto, from Tarkovsky to Spike Lee, from Clint Eastwood to Wong Kar-Wai and Akira Kurosawa. He also loves the work of Martin Scorsese, Pedro Almodovar, Woody Allen, David Lynch and David Cronenberg, Terrence Malick and so many other director. He strongly disagrees with the view that “TV series are the new cinema”. He also hopes to direct a provocative and controversial documentary one day, and expect his exciting reviews on DMovies.
You can get in touch with Angelo Boccato via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Twitter @Ang_Bok.
Other posts by Angelo Boccato
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
The latest Marvel entry is powerful, emotional and multilayered, a triumph of Black womanhood and multiple identities, as well as a love letter to Chadwick Boseman - in cinemas Friday, November 11th [Read More...]
The Song of Sway Lake
Evocative family drama celebrates nostalgia with an unusual storyline and a sumptuous collection of tunes from the past - now available on VoD [Read More...]
Directorial debut by iconic Black British actor deals with criminality in Jamaica, Windrush and a very groovy Hackney in the 1970s and 1980s - now available on VoD [Read More...]
Think Disney can't get dirty? Think again! Black Panther is a masterpiece of innovation and creativity, with tons of sociopolitical flavours, plus challenging a long-established orthodoxy in the superhero world! In cinemas Tuesday [Read More...]
If Only I Were that Warrior
Lest we forget Italy's brutal colonial past - new doc available now on VoD exposes the wounds of Italian fascism in Africa, and how war criminals were never brought to justice - thanks to Britain! [Read More...]
The Coming War on China
Think 2016 was a bad year? Think again! New doc by John Pilger exposes the dangers of an impending nuclear war between the US and China, and paints a pessimistic picture of our future [Read More...]
I Am Bolt
Is there a man inside the machine? Doc about the fastest man on earth reveals the human side of an individual achiever best known for his superhuman performances [Read More...]