Tag: documentary

Now Streaming: HAUNTERS: THE ART OF THE SCARE, Rather Disturbing Reality

Jon Schnitzer's documentary, now streaming on Shudder, is rather riveting to watch.

FIST OF FEAR, TOUCH OF DEATH Trailer: Martial Arts Comedy Heads to Home Video

After the tragic death of Bruce Lee in 1973, a flock of films emerged to capitalize on his fame, a trend that has continued to this day. At the tail end of the 1970s, Fist of Fear, Touch of Death...

Sundance 2020 Dispatch: Strong Docs Look to Launch Awards Bids

Sundance has increasingly become a very important place for documentary filmmakers to launch their movies -- and not just for the typical dice roll of a big money acquisition. With big players like Netflix and Amazon seeing the benefits from...

Final Girls Berlin Film Festival Announces 2020 Lineup

Our apologies to our friends from the Final Girls Berlin Film Festival. Some crossed wires at our end resulted in a double posting, double deleting (After you. No, after you. I insist, after you. But you were here first. No,...

Revenge Tale THE PAPER STORE Toplines Global Digital's 2020 Slate

Distributor Global Digital Releasing is known for finding award-winning indie and festival fare that would otherwise go under-the-radar and make it available to the many.  Some of their award winning titles include Lorcan Finnegan’s Without Name, Dain Said’s Interchange and Gareth...

Review: CUNNINGHAM, No Dancing Experience Required

Alla Kovgan's documentary explores the life, early work and pioneering art of dancer extraordinaire Merce Cunningham.

Review: Criterion's WHEN WE WERE KINGS Kills it on Blu-ray

When We Were Kings is an undeniably lean and mean piece of work; hard-hitting but not an attack, genuine while showcasing a grand hullabaloo. Boxing! Music! Ali! Foreman! Black power! Cinema power! In its tight eighty-eight-minute runtime, we casually witness the...

Now Streaming: THE CONFESSION KILLER, Lies That Blur Justice

Clear-eyed, logical, empathetic and compelling, the doc series on Netflix about Henry Lee Lucas considers questions with broad, disquieting implications.

DOC NYC 2019 Exclusive Trailer Premiere: AI WEIWEI: YOURS TRULY

Earlier this year, we were pleased to premiere an exclusive clip from director Cheryl Haines' documentary Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly, which enjoyed its world premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival. Now we're even more pleased to premiere an...

Vancouver 2019 Review: THE WORLD IS BRIGHT, Touching to Watch, Thrilling to Follow

Mr. and Mrs. Deng were at home in Beijing when they received word from the Canadian government that their son, Shi Ming, had committed suicide in Vancouver, where he'd been living. The notification contained little detail, and the Dengs were...

Now in Theaters: WRINKLES THE CLOWN May Delight or Disturb, Depending on You

Is he a mastermind or a monster? Michael Beach Nichols directed the documentary.

Review: MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN Bursts Open Mythology

(That's Dan O'Bannon peeping around the corner...) Over the past decade, writer-director Alexandre O. Philippe has made a name for himself as a documentary maker, picking all sorts of interesting subjects like Paul the Psychic Octopus, or Star Wars fandom...

Review: DIEGO MARADONA Doco, Director Asif Kapadia's Third Masterpiece

Asif Kapadia (Senna, Amy) strikes gold again with the near-perfect biopic of footballer Diego Maradona. The documentary director depicts what many consider ‘the hand of god’ in such a way that highlights both Maradona’s immense skills as a player, and...

Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: SCREAM, QUEEN! MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET Plumbs the Depths of Fame

Budding star Mark Patton's life and career were permanently altered by the queerest horror film of all time. Directors Roman Chimienti and Tyler Jensen explain in their new doc.

WRINKLES THE CLOWN Plans to Unnerve the World

If you suffer from coulrophobia, read no further.

Lima 2019 Review: Jairo Pinilla Will Have His Revenge On Colombia In LA VENGANZA DE JAIRO

South America is probably not the first place you’d think about when it comes to genre cinema, but over the years, a host of emerging talent has managed to put us on the map. Brazil’s Rodrigo Aragao (The Black Forest),...

Review: COLD CASE HAMMARSKJÖLD, Pretzels of Truth and Performance Art

"This could either be the world's biggest murder mystery, or the world's most idiotic conspiracy theory." Two years before the JFK assassination, on the 18th of September 1961, the world was shocked by the suspicious death of the second serving...

Blu-ray Review: Into THE INLAND SEA With Donald Richie

Criterion devours its own tail with a movie based on a book based on a trip by a critic who has provided a lot of Criterion commentaries.

Review: MIKE WALLACE IS HERE, A Simple Doc for Simpler Times

Avi Belkin's documentary explores the life of the legendary television journalist.

Review: In MAIDEN, Sexism Goes to Sea

Directed by Alex Holmes, the documentary recounts the epic voyage of an all-female crew.