Tag: documentary

Review: SIDNEY, A Portrait of the Artist as a Black Man

Directed by Reginald Hudlin, the documentary for Apple TV+ captures the development of a cinematic legend.


Hospitals are places of miracles and horrors. They are also places of office politics, temporary domestic spaces, and a kind of body-repair shop. The reason why there are so many television medical dramas, is that everything about these places is...

Review: MOONAGE DAYDREAM, Intense, Fitting Sonic Experience of David Bowie's Legacy

See it big and see it loud. It's one of the best moviegoing experiences of the year.

Review: BECOMING ICONIC: JONATHAN BAKER Wrestles With Filmmaking

Filmmaker Jonathan Baker opens up about the perils and pleasures of making his debut feature. Now streaming on Fandor.

Toronto 2022 Review: SISU, Really Really Really Loves Blowing Up Nazis

With its wide-screen sky and endlessly empty tundra, Lapland makes a surprisingly able analogue for the American West. Finnish director Jalmari Helander is not exactly interested in making Once Upon in Time in Lapland here, but he certainly enjoys the...

Review: THE STORY OF FILM: A NEW GENERATION, 21st Century Cinema

Mark Cousins directs a mesmerizing critical analysis of the 21st century in film.


Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Mark Cousins has traveled the world in pursuit of his artistic visions. I believe The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011) is the only complete work of his that I've seen, but what an ambitious,...

DRAGULA's Boulet Brothers Sign Multi-Project Production Deal With Shudder

Great news for fans of The Boulet Brothers, the horror drag icons and hosts of their own reality television show, Dragula, the underground style drag competition series that now airs on Shudder.    The Boulet Brothers have signed a multi-project...

Friday One Sheet: LYNCH/OZ

Ladies & Gentlemen, put your hands together for this theatrical and smoky poster for Alexandre O. Phillipe's film theory documentary Lynch/Oz. Ostensibly, the film about David Lynch's obsession with the Wizard of Oz, and it certainly is that. Really though,...

Tribeca 2022 Review: AMERICAN PAIN Fuels American Dream For Unlikely Pharma Bros

Darren Foster's true crime documentary reveals the hidden and ridiculous side of the opioid crisis.

Tribeca 2022 Review: THE LOST WEEKEND: A LOVE STORY, Biography as a Footnote in Rock History

Directed by Eve Brandstein, Stuart Samuels, and Richard Kaufman, the documentary revisits an episode from rock 'n' roll history that came to be known as the Lost Weekend.

THIS IS GWAR: Doc About The Notorious Heavy Metal Band Coming to Shudder

Shudder keeps boosting its Summer schedule with the acquisition of This is GWAR, Scott Barber's documentary about the notorious and outrageous heavy metal band.    You will get to experience a behind the scenes look at one of the most...

Fantasia 2022: Second Wave Lineup Is Here! POLARIS To Open, SHIN ULTRAMAN Premiere, Kier-La Janisse Honored!

With a little more than a month to go until Fantasia returns in person in Montreal (July 14th - August 3rd), North America's biggest genre film festival has unveiled their second wave of titles and events and there are plenty...

Cannes 2022 Review: JERRY LEE LEWIS: TROUBLE IN MIND, Great Balls of Fire and Brimstone

"I'm troubled, I'm troubled, I'm troubled in mind If trouble don't kill me, Lord I'll live a long time..." -Traditional In Ethan Coen's documentary debut, we learn that Jerry Lee Lewis not only outlived all of his rock and roll...

Review: THE KIDS IN THE HALL, A Funny Kind of Love Story

The comedy troupe reboots for a new season via Prime Video. Also, the new doc 'Comedy Punks' gives a fresh perspective.

Hot Docs 2022: BLUE ISLAND Trailer, Where Did Hong Kong Go?

I know a few people in Hong Kong who are wrestling with this question right now: Should I stay or should I go? Director Chan Tze Woon's film Blue Island has just won the 2022 Best International Feature Documentary Award...

Hot Docs 2022: ETERNAL SPRING Trailer, Survival and a Battle

Jason Loftus' animated documentary Eternal Spring just won multiple awards at the recently-concluded Hot Docs 2022, where it made its North American premiere. "Combining present-day footage with 3D animation inspired by Daxiong's art, Eternal Spring," according to the official verbiage,...

Calgary Underground 2022 Review: WE MET IN VIRTUAL REALITY, Authentic Feel-Good Experience

The Metaverse is coming. But before we get to that future dystopia, be it Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash or Zuck’s cringey-what-have-you, there is this charming little cafe-stop along the way.   Joe Hunting’s We Met In Virtual Reality is a surprisingly...

Now on 4K: FOR ALL MANKIND, The Final Frontier Still Beckons

Al Reinert's stunning documentary is a wonder of independent filmmaking.

Now Streaming: THEY CALL ME MAGIC, Approaching Hagiography

Professional basketball player and businessman Earvin Johnson is showcased in a docuseries, premiering globally on Apple TV+. Rick Famuyiwa directed.