Originally written for Cinemaaxis.com Artemio manages to both be an incredibly natural feeling documentary, one where the fourth wall is rarely if ever broken, and a film that fails to deliver the message intended. A running time of under fifty minutes doesn’t help this… Continue Reading “HOT DOCS: ARTEMIO ”
Directed by Andrew Dominik Starring: Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Awkwardly paced at times but brilliantly shot in black and white (using a 3D black and white camera, with no glasses needed), this is an extremely personal look into… Continue Reading “ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING ”
Directed by Scott Hicks Written by Scott Hicks Highly Strung takes a deep dive into the world of stringed instruments, those who play them, and those who put all their effort in creating them – know as luthiers. From Adelaide to New York to… Continue Reading “HIGHLY STRUNG ”
Directed and Written by Brad Barber, Scott Christopherson Similar somewhat to The Thin Blue Line in the way it investigates a broken justice system with the intention of raising awareness about the issues talked about, Peace Officer follows a Utah local named William ‘Dub’… Continue Reading “PEACE OFFICER ”
Originally written for: Directed by Ali Akbarzadeh, Written by Ali Akbarzadeh and Christopher Dollar Starring: Lawrence Lessig, Tim Wu, Peter Ludlow The concept of ‘net neutrality’ was something I had heard mentioned a few times, but had no idea of the meaning. It seemed… Continue Reading “KILLSWITCH ”
Directed by Crystal Moselle Starring Bhagavan Angulo, Govinda Angulo, Jagadisa Angulo, Krsna Angulo, Mukunda Angulo, Narayana Angulo, One of the most moving documentaries I have ever witnessed, The Wolfpack follows a group of young people who have lived a sheltered life – to put… Continue Reading “THE WOLFPACK ”
Directed by Laura Poitras Starring: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney Are you a fan of F For Fake? Looking for the ultimate political documentary that, similar to F For Fake, will stand the test of time due to its relevance to society? Look… Continue Reading “CITIZENFOUR ”
Directed by Nadav Schirman Starring Mosab Hassan Yousef, Gonen Ben Yitzhak, Sheikh Hassan Yousef What we have here is what at first seems like an interesting doco about Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of the founder of HAMAS, who decided that, as the eldest… Continue Reading “THE GREEN PRINCE ”
Directed By Teller, Written By Penn Jillette, Teller Starring: Tim Jenison, Martin Mull, Penn Jillette, Teller Teller, from the duo Penn & Teller and their 8-season TV show BULLSHIT!, has decided to get behind the camera! As soon as I read that fact, I… Continue Reading “TIM’S VERMEER ”
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