Ruthless, charming, brilliant, and way ahead of his time, the late Bill Hicks was an American comic who tragically passed away from pancreatic cancer at the youthful age of 32 in 1994. His rants and scathing views on American consumerism, superficiality, mediocrity and banality within the media and popular culture have only grown stronger over the years and inspired comics all over the world.
One of my favourite film-makers working today delivers the goods in his new documentary, The Cave Of Forgotten Dreams. Werner Herzog explores some of the oldest cave paintings ever found. And it’s in 3D and all told in a way only Herzog knows how: albino crocodiles and all.
I just saw the documentary on Bill Cunningham, a big influence of mine. His complete devotion to his craft at the cost of an entire life is astounding, moving, and sweet. Such a monkish soul in the midst of the most fickle industry around. It’s amazing to see someone who works at photographing every hour […]
I recently watched the movie Inside Job twice in a row. It’s about the sub-prime mortgage debacleoo [sic]. It made me feel really sad. Very informative. These financial servicers robbed the entire world!
This is a recent documentary about my longtime obsession, Jean Michel Basquiat, made by his friend Tamra Davis, who knew him well enough to film him at the time working and in conversation. Footage of Jean Michel Basquiat is, sadly, rather rare, so I savour every second of this documentary. Check out the trailer, some […]
After a brutal assault outside of a bar that left him disfigured and brain-damaged, Mark Hogancamp began constructing a miniature town in his backyard, populated with dolls and GI-JOEs. He lives through them and takes amazing portraits of his creations. The Jeff Malmberg film, Marwencol, paints an excellent picture of this important artist.
A lot of people can relate to wanting to just get away from the world. Some people feel that urge so strongly they actually do. Directors Laure Flammarion and Arnaud Uyttenhove made a documentary with photographer Alec Soth as they traveled to remote places across the US to talk to people who have decided to […]
Catfish director Ariel Schulman discusses the making of this documentary, and the allegations that it’s all as fake as the Joaquin Phoenix mockumentary, I’m Still Here. Based around a relationship that his brother Nev starts on Facebook, Catfish features an array of intense twists and turns.
AFI Award-winning film journalist and BFI-winning director Julian Shaw, is a young and highly accomplished talent whose passion for film motivated his first award-winning documentary, Darling! The Pieter-Dirk Uys Story, at just sixteen years of age. Shaw delivers profound intelligence and maturity through his work, currently working on his documentary, Cup Of Dreams, Shaw exposes the […]
A new addition was added to my iTunes library today, Between The Folds, a stunning documentary about the Art of Origami. Thinking back to my own amateur projects in school, when we made little yellow swans and blue stars, I am amazed at what is behind the art of great folding. The mathmatical patterns behind […]
I’m Still Here is the documentary about Joaquin Phoenix and his retirement from film and his transition to hip hop music. Sporting a new Matisyahu look, Joaquin Phoenix is captured at his best and worst by director by Casey Affleck, who follows Phoenix as he travels around performing.