Tag: politics

Documentary filmmakers launch fundraising campaign for in-depth film on indigenous Amazonian communities

Documentary filmmakers, Adam Punzano and Joe Tucker, are seeking funds to complete their documentary on the indigenous peoples of the Ecuadorian Amazon. The crowdfunding campaign aims to raise $10,000 in order to take the documentary through editing and post-production, and...

Review: WHERE TO INVADE NEXT Travels Long And Far

Michael Moore, that progressive shlub you could hang with, has done something smart.  His latest film, Where to Invade Next, opts to have fun.  Moore has always been known for his effective use of comedy in conjunction with his agenda-driven ventures....

Review: OUR BRAND IS CRISIS, Politics In A Familiar Nutshell

What an odd little beast! Neither fish nor fowl, the highly-fictionalized Our Brand Is Crisis acknowledges that it was "suggested" by Rachel Boynton's same-titled 2005 documentary. That film, which I have not seen, revolved around two male political strategists --...

Tampa Crisis To Get Big Screen Treatment In Matthew Saville's DARK VICTORY

Just before films premiere at festivals or are released into cinemas, one can expect the producers of the next project with the director or star to announce news of their next project as it's likely to be well reported. This rule...

Film Comment Selects 2013 Review: CALL GIRL Is Much More Than The Story Of A 14 Year Old Prostitute

As a viewer, I like to know as little as possible about a film going in. So when I scan the festival blurbs my eyes are looking for certain key words to jump out and grab my attention (and no,...

Review: XL Reveals The Ugly Side Of Icelandic Politics

Here we are, four years after the financial crash and artists are still commenting on the events that led to it. Fueled by stories of greed, political corruption and over abundance, it's easy to find material to tell and...