All posts tagged "Documentary Film Review"

  • Pervert Park | 2015 Sundance Film Festival Review

    Sex Offender Stigma: Barkfors Take Taboo Tour It’s not an easy subject to broach let alone discuss. The scarlet letter burns bright as sex offenders...

  • City of Gold | 2015 Sundance Film Festival Review

    Eating One’s Way To Enlightenment: Gabbert Follows Gold Down A Rabbit-Hole Of Crucial Cultural Cuisine Everyone in Los Angeles knows that Jonathan Gold is the...

  • Meru | 2015 Sundance Film Festival Review

    Treacherous Journey to The Top Shows Unmeasured Determination At over 20,000 feet, the highest peak of the Meru Mountain, also known as the Shark’s Fin,...

  • What Happened, Miss Simone? | 2015 Sundance Film Festival Review

    Writing on the Wall: Garbus Offers Compressed Portrait of Soul-Gospel-Jazz Queen Nina Simone, a prominent musician-turned-civil-rights-activist, left behind a legacy in which the latter part...

  • The Russian Woodpecker | 2015 Sundance Film Festival Review

    Signals Over The Air: First Time Filmmaker Chad Gracia Sees Russian Conspiracy Theory Transform Into Truth At the dark heart of director Chad Gracia’s messy,...

  • The Royal Road | 2015 Sundance Film Festival Review

    Jenni Olson begins The Royal Road, her latest emotional excavation of Hollywood nostalgia via Benning-esque 16mm landscape portraiture, by self-referentially quoting Michel Chion on the...

  • The Search for General Tso | Review

    And Tso It Goes: Cheney’s Cuisine Opts for Sugar over Spice It should go without saying that cuisines considered Chinese in the United States are...

  • Wild | Review

    Peaks and Vallée: Witherspoon Eats, Prays, Hikes When Cheryl Strayed’s memoir was released in 2012, the climate for gender politics was different. The book’s popularity soared...

  • A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness | 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...

  • 21 Years: Richard Linklater | Review

    Just alright, alright, alright: Friends Laud Linklater’s Adulthood Traditionally speaking, retrospectives of prominent people tend to transpire as an ode after the fact or as...

  • National Gallery | Review

    Museum Hours: Wiseman’s Tour through London’s Famed Museum If you’ve never been to The National Gallery in London, England, one of the most preeminent museums...

  • All You Need is Love | Review

    Off the Map: Cameron’s Well-Meaning Doc Explores Plight of Displacement Focusing on the thousands of displaced families and children that languish in poverty around the...

  • In the Basement | 2014 BFI London Film Festival Review

    Dungeons, Nazis and Latex Babies: Seidl Puts Modern Cave Dwellers on Display Paradise trilogy helmer Ulrich Seidl returns to docu form in what could easily...

  • Hockney | 2014 London BFI Film Festival Review

    Eight Days a Week: Hockney Doc Shows Artist’s Colorful Life Guiding auds through his career from his early days growing up in Bradford, to moving...

  • The Overnighters | Review

    Love Thy Neighbor: Moss Finds Faith In Oil Boomtown In the small town of Williston, North Dakota, a modern day boomtown is growing exponentially as...

  • Tales of the Grim Sleeper | 2014 TIFF Review

    In Broomfield We Trust: Docu-helmer Hits the Pavement on Decades Sprawling South Central Serial Murder Case Harkening back to his fascination with the backwoods serial...

  • The Look of Silence | 2014 TIFF Review

    Examining Eyes, Hearts & Minds: Oppenheimer Sees This Time From The Viewpoint of the Victims Joshua Oppenheimer rocked the world of cinema with his groundbreaking...

  • I Am Here | 2014 TIFF Review

    Wherein We Learn that Both Money and Karaoke are the Real Roots of All Evil Lixin Fan, director of the Chinese migrant worker doc, Last...

  • National Gallery | Review

    Museum Hours: Wiseman’s Three-Hour Documentary Is a Riveting Essay About Narrative Construction The latest entry in Frederick Wiseman’s tireless career project, which attempts to capture...

  • To Be Takei | Review

    Living Long and Prospering: Kroot Recounts the Star’s Trek From Internment to the Internet Thanks to his witty and sincere presence on various social media...

  • Expedition to the End of the World | Review

    Dencik Sails For Science and Existentialism At first glance, Danish director Daniel Dencik’s Expedition to the End of the World seems a blatant ripoff of...

  • Dinosaur 13 | Review

    Miller Asks: Who’s Dinosaur Is It Anyways? Before 1990, only twelve Tyrannosaurus Rex had ever been discovered. As you may have guessed, Dinosaur 13 documents...

  • The Dog | Review

    Dog Eat Dog: Berg & Keraudren’s Doc an Intriguing Portrait of a Famous Bank Robber Destined to be a compelling double feature event with Sidney...

  • Interview: Andrew Rossi (Ivory Tower)

    Andrew Rossi’s prior film, Page One: Inside the New York Times, delved into the newspaper industry while it began to teeter on the brink of collapse...

  • The Kill Team | Review

    Kill or Be Killed: Krauss Meticulously Reassesses the Situation Part courtroom drama, part frontline footage film contextualized by Morris-esque investigative interviews with those on trial...