Tag "documentary"

Review: MAGICIAN, A Massive Collage Tribute To Orson Welles

In Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles, documentarian Chuck Workman, best known for his assembled clips for the Oscar ceremonies, including In Memoriam segments, doesn't have to do much to enhance the drama in Welles' life because... More »
  

THE VISIT: Trailer For Sundance Selected Doc Asks If We're Ready For Aliens To Arrive

Though we're still unpacking the full Sundance selection this year one of the first titles to jump out to our attention is Michael Madsen's The Visit. No, the director is not the guy from all those Tarantino films. Yes, he... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Calgary Underground 2014 Interview: LOVE AND TERROR ON THE HOWLING PLAINS OF NOWHERE

One of the unheralded diamonds in the rough on the documentary circuit this year is Dave Jannetta's documentary on the denizens of Chadron, Nebraska, evocatively titled Love And Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere. The film is an adaptation of... More »
  

Johnnie To Is BOUNDLESS In Trailer For New Documentary

Hong Kong action maestro Johnnie To has long been a great favorite in these pages and now the director finds himself on the other side of the camera as the subject of Ferris Lin's upcoming documentary Boundless.As Hong Kong's foremost... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Los Cabos 2014 Review: THULETUVALU Showcases The Consequences Of Global Warming

The documentary ThuleTuvalu is here to connect the Pacific Ocean island Tuvalu with the small town of Thule in northern Greenland. Never as visceral as the doc Leviathan, though still quite graphic, Matthias von Gunten's effort firstly exposes the world... More »
  

THIS MAY BE THE LAST TIME: Watch Exclusive Clip From Sundance Doc

Sterlin Harjo's documentary This May Be the Last Time will be available on VOD tomorrow (Tuesday, November 11). We have an exclusive clip to share with you from the film, which premiered at Sundance earlier this year. This May Be the Last... More »
  

Watch The Riveting Trailer For Andreas Koefoed's Documentary THE ARMS DROP

You'll want to tear your eyes away from the screen while watching the trailer for Andreas Koefoed's documentary The Arms Drop. But you won't be able to. The true story of arms smuggling on a massive scale this is riveting... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Valdivia 2014 Review: BEAVERLAND Starts A Controversial Discussion

There are documentaries out there made to put forward a choice or a point of view, films made to make a statement on what we do as a society. Some of them even try to do something to change the... More »
  

Busan 2014 Review: THE TRUTH SHALL NOT SINK WITH SEWOL Invokes Tears And Outrage

The Sewol Disaster, the most significant event to rock South Korea since the IMF Crisis in 1997, gets its first big screen treatment with The Truth Shall Not Sink With Sewol, the first of what are sure to be many... More »
  

Busan 2014 Review: PARALLEL Means Well But Lacks Drive

The heart-warming story of a disabled ice hockey team's journey to the World Championships, Korean documentary Parallel is a testament to perseverance and passion in the face of adversity. However, at 70 minutes and with an all too easy to... More »
  

Busan 2014 Review: FACTORY COMPLEX, An Artful Look At Korea's Beleaguered Workforce

It's no secret that workers are subjected to punishing conditions and constant humiliation in Korea, a country that has made the news recently for having the longest work hours and yet the least productivity among all OECD nations. New documentary... More »
  

Exclusive Clip: THE HACKER WARS, Trapwire, Hacktivists, And You

What is "Trapwire," and why does it matter to U.S. residents? In an exclusive clip from The Hacker Wars, a documentary by Vivien Lesnik Weisman that opens in New York on Friday, October 17, we get a glimpse into the world... More »
  

Review: THE OVERNIGHTERS, A Shattering Experience

It's a rare and beautiful thing when a film can surprise you. I was taken completely off guard by The Overnighters, a film that I figured would be a stark if a bit earnest take on post-recession America. What I... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: DWARVES KINGDOM, A Surprisingly Balanced Exploration Of The World's Strangest Theme Park

I had never heard of the Kingdom of the Little People in Kunming, China before seeing Matthew Salton's documentary, Dwarves Kingdom. I'm hardly surprised that it exists, however. In this world of fake triple-breasted women, Crispin Hellion Glover films with casts... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: MY LIFE DIRECTED BY NICOLAS WINDING REFN Morphs Into A Whole New Thing

Note to filmmakers: If you capture the legendary Alejandro Jodorowsky in conversation with another filmmaker and he turns to the camera to ask you a question, be sure to lead with that. Wisely, that's what first-time filmmaker Liv Corfixen does... More »
  

Review: PROJECT WILD THING, A Well-Grown, Multi-Layered Doc

David Bond wants you to get out. Get outside, that is. Soak up some sun! Frolic in a field! Meet some bugs! Hug a tree, if you're so inclined. He's armed with business cards, brochures, t-shirts, and a website. Yes, he's... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: FUTURE SHOCK! THE STORY OF 2000AD Argues And Excites

A wonderfully exhaustive documentary, Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD argues pointedly that the British comic book deserves more recognition for its influence on modern popular culture. Far better known in its native land than in the rest of the... More »
  

Exclusive Stills For Drafthouse Docu THE OVERNIGHTERS

One of the most talked about documentaries at Sundance last January was Jesse Moss's powerful film The Overnighters. The film, which looks at the influx of workers in North Dakota through the lens of a pastor who runs a work... More »
  

Watch This Exclusive Behind The Scenes Clip From HANNIBAL Season Two!

Want to know how SFX crews create the shockingly realistic corpses employed in Hannibal? Well, you may consider your question answered. Season Two of the hit show hits shelves on DVD and Blu-Ray today and we've got an exclusive clip... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Opening: THE GREEN PRINCE Documents A Moral Quagmire

The documentary The Green Prince tells the story of a unique connection between two men. Mosab Hassan Yousef is the son of one of the founders of the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Arrested at the age of 17, he was... More »
  
 
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