Here’s a stunning documentary about isolation and film that just won the Grand Jury prize at Sundance
Staying indoors for a couple days without leaving can begin to feel pretty claustrophobic, so imagine what staying indoors for 14 years would feel like. That’s exactly what the seven siblings in Crystal Moselle’s stunning new documentary The Wolfpack did.
Next year, you can expect to watch filmmaker Brett Morgen’s Kurt Cobain documentary titled Montage of Heck. Set to premiere on HBO, Montage of Heck is one of several Nirvana/Cobain films, but this one is noted as the first ‘fully authorized’ film. With participation from the Cobain family, Kurt’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain has signed on as the film’s executive producer. However, there is no mention of Courtney Love’s involvement.
Would you believe there’s such a thing as a burger virgin? And apparently, there are still millions of people around the world who have not yet tried America’s greatest contribution to mankind. Burger King went to far-flung places in Thailand, Greenland, and Romania, to give a taste test between their own Whopper and McDonald’s Big […]
This new documentary promises to be shocking exposé of the inner workings of the $50 billion a year American family law industry, Divorce Corp shines a bright light on the appalling waste, and shameless collusive practices seen daily in family courts. Narrated by Dr. Drew and Directed by Joseph Sorge the documentary may make one […]
Joshua Oppenheimer’s latest documentary, The Act of Killing, shows just what happened in Indonesia during 1965 as ‘small-time gangsters who sold movie theatre tickets on the black market’ became death squad leaders, helping to kill more than 1 million people in less than a year. Today, these death squad leaders have become role models for […]
Have you ever seen shoes dangling from electric wire where you live? They’re a common phenomenon in many parts of the world. This interesting 14 minute documentary aims to get to the heart of this perplexing matter.
Notorious for drugs and crime, Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City was once thought to be the most densely populated place in the world. Over 50,000 people were crammed into 300 interconnected high-rise buildings, which made for intolerably unsanitary conditions and anarchic political turmoil. Photographers Greg Girard and Ian Lambot spend five years living in the […]
Film photography advocates and enthusiasts will always find a way to prove that film is not dead. Here’s one of those proofs: a documentary about the subculture that is film photography. Made by the folks from Indie Film Lab, Long Live Film investigates the reasons why film photographers across the United States still prefer emulsion over […]
Walter A. Frey, Jr. is a funeral home director. Like his father, who as a boy dreamed of becoming a funeral home director, Walter also felt a calling to the business at an early age. Unfolding in short vignettes, “Walter” is a journey through the passions of its subject, which include a love for vacuuming, […]
Child fighters in sport of Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) are commonplace in the martial art’s country of origin, and the subject of much attention. However, Born Ready introduces viewers to a group of young champions training together at a gym in Philadelphia. All four, between the ages of 12 and 17, have already secured national […]
We featured the work of London-based film director Tim Travers Hawkins before, and he’s back with another powerful animated documentary, this time looking at the plight of children held in indefinite detention around the world. Unable to access these sinister facilities, Hawkins built the powerful animation around recorded phone calls with children as young as […]
I recently watched this movie because I’m a huge fan of Stanley Kubrick. It talks about the (possible) hidden meanings the director put in the film, The Shining. Things such as his involvement in faking the Apollo 11 moon landing or his thoughts on the slaughter of the American Indians. They even talk about watching […]
Adam Rigley and Bumbleton Communications make films about interesting people. Their recent fully funded Kickstarter project is just that. It’s a film about a 69 year-old man who owns a bar in Tucson, Arizona, and who legally goes by the name of God. He’s run for Mayor four times, partied with Burt Reynolds and Arnold Schwarzenegger, walks around […]
This is a mockumetary about beatboxing made by the highly talented Australian beatboxer, Tom Thum. Although the mockumentary is aimed at beatbox enthusiasts, I think anyone who watches it will get a good laugh out of it. And no, it’s not serious, for all those people who fail to recognize satire.