All posts tagged "Documentary Film Review"

  • Finding Vivian Maier | Review

    Photo Bomb: Maloof and Siskel Rewrite Modern Art History Tales of buried treasure have long been the stuff of cinema gold, from The Treasure of...

  • Mistaken For Strangers | Review

    Bound By Blood, Not Band: Berninger Tails Brother The life of touring musicians has long been a favorite subject of documentarians the world over, but...

  • Jodorowsky’s Dune | Review

    Resurrecting Sci-fi Legend: Pavich Taps Alejandro Frank Herbert’s epic novel Dune has been a sci-fi benchmark since it’s original release back in 1965, and since,...

  • DamNation | 2014 SXSW Review

    River Runners: Knight & Rummel Ruminate On Damming Evidence Just as directors Ben Knight and Travis Rummel’s Red Gold firmly yet astutely opposed the mining...

  • The Last of the Unjust | Review

    Return to the Void: Lanzmann Resurrects Murmelstein Claude Lanzmann’s unfathomable devotion to exposing the truths of the Holocaust is incomparable in the history of cinema....

  • 12 O’Clock Boys | Review

    Battles In Baltimore: Nathan Rides With The Boys First time director Lotfy Nathan has spent the last few years documenting war in the streets of...

  • Visitors | Review

    Reggio Looks Into The Eyes Of The Audience Steven Soderbergh was right when he said at the premiere of the film, a hundred people could watch...

  • Tim’s Vermeer | Review

    Teller Makes Watching Jenison’s Paint Dry Fun Tim Jenison is not a painter.  In fact, he lies on the opposite end of the spectrum of...

  • I Am Divine | Review

    Divine Intervention: Schwarz Resurrects a Trailblazer for Loving Tribute As gay culture becomes more normalized and commodified into the fabric of the mainstream zeitgeist, the...

  • When I Walk | Review

    Encasing Life In Amber: DaSilva Docs Descent With MS In the brief years leading up to 2006, Jason DaSilva was a healthy young filmmaker, traveling...

  • Blood Brother | Review

    India, AIDS & Amity: Hoover Follows Friend’s Heart It’s really no wonder that often when westerners find themselves drifting, looking for more from life, they...

  • A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness | 2013 TIFF Review

    The Brothers Ben Find Supernal Solace On The Fringe There are creative collaborations and there are perfect unions.  The newly born cinematic relationship between experimental...

  • Burt’s Buzz | 2013 TIFF Review

    Shapiro Follows Honey Trail; Enigmatic Shavitz is the Bee’s Knees The bearded-face of Burt’s Bees, a pioneering company in the commodification of “all-natural” personal care,...

  • Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction | Review

    Peering in: A Look into the Life of Harry Dean Stanton It took director Sophie Huber one year to convince Harry Dean Stanton to be...

  • Red Obsession | Review

    Economics by the Glass: French Elixir Battles China’s Thirst on Unfair Ground Part informative introduction to the exclusive world of fine wine and part horror...

  • A Story of Children and Film | 2013 TIFF Review

    Youth In Revolt (and More): Cousins Channels Marker It should be no question that Mark Cousins’ vast knowledge of film history is integral to his...

  • The Trials of Muhammed Ali | Review

    Pound For Pound: Siegel’s Critical Bio-bit Middleweight Pop culture commentator Chuck Klosterman recently reminded in his study of cultural villains, I Wear The Black Hat,...

  • Drew: The Man Behind the Poster | Review

    Sharkey Shines A Light On Struzen, Misses The Mark There’s no doubt you’ve seen and at least admired the work of Drew Struzen. His meticulously painted...

  • The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear | Review

    Gurchiani’s Lens Acts As A Georgian Confessional With a solid background in psychology and a foundation in direction via the University of Film and Television...

  • Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp | Review

    Bad Influence: Godfather Of Modern Hustle Still Leaving Back Handed Impressions Leaving a legacy of pimp ideology behind, the legendary pimp and author Iceberg Slim...

  • A Band Called Death | Review

    Brothers From the Attic: Unexpected Afterlife for Protopunk Band After cutting their debut album in 1974, “Death” found that nobody in the record industry wanted...

  • How to Make Money Selling Drugs | Review

    Cooke’s Holding, But Packing Light In Drug Exposé Matthew Cooke pitches it just as urban legend purveys – anyone can make a living slinging sedatives...

  • Venus Vs. | 2013 LAFF Review

    Men Are From Mars: DuVernay’s Fascinating Sports Doc Focuses on Elusive Williams Sister Director Ava DuVernay further displays the fascinating reaches of her talents with...

  • Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story | Review

    Not Just For Children: Berstein Elegantly Draws An Illustration Legend Documentaries on the eccentric or tortured artist are a dime a dozen, but it seems...

  • I Send You This Place | Review

    Experimental Love Letter To Iceland’s Therapeutic Vistas Films are, for the most part, classified as either narrative or non-fiction. Samples of the docu’s format line’s...