DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 190: SIDES

This week, shenanigans with angry customers in the DVD aisle…



Posted on February 12, 2014 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – GREETINGS FROM THE BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL/EUROPEAN FILM MARKET – 2014!

Since it seems as though half of the globe is represented here, such representation brings millions of dollars of development and production funds. Thus, filmmakers who are interested in co-production opportunities would almost certainly enhance their Rolodex here in Berlin…



Posted on February 11, 2014 by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 125: 2014 SUNDANCE DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL, PART THREE: “LOVE CHILD,” “FED UP” AND “THE LION’S MOUTH OPENS”

“Fed Up,” “Love Child” and “The Lion’s Mouth Opens” are all documentaries that are previewed here from their 2014 Sundance Film Festival premieres…



Posted on February 9, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: ROBOT MONSTER

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil has nice things to say about Ro-Man…



Posted on February 7, 2014 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 189: WHISPERED RANT

This week, a new victim has been targeted, a new Slendervlog found…



Posted on February 5, 2014 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – READER Q&A STRIKES AGAIN!

Lets reach into the depths of your recent questions and see what we can do about offering some clarity to some of the issues that litter our world of independent cinema…



Posted on February 4, 2014 by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 124: 2014 SUNDANCE DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL, PART TWO: “WHITEY: USA VS. JAMES J. BULGER,” “WEB JUNKIE” AND “IVORY TOWER”

Sundance 2014 documentary coverage continues with “Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger,” “Web Junkie” and “Ivory Tower,” all shared by their filmmakers direct from their world premieres at the festival…



Posted on February 2, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE SECRET OF SELLING THE NEGRO MARKET

In 1954, the genuinely subversive aspect of “The Secret of Selling the Negro Market” was the presentation of African Americans as equal participants in the consumer society…



Posted on January 31, 2014 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 188: WORLD OF RIDDICK

This week, We check out a film about a convict, stuck on a planet full of monsters, with a bunch of expendable people… wait… I thought this was a sequel, not a remake…



Posted on January 29, 2014 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – SUNDANCE 2014 REVEALS NEW FILM ACQUISITION TRENDS

The financial value of indie films may be falling, and the platform on which they are distributed may be changing, but the sum of those two parts doesn’t spell doom. In fact, they spell “bloom,” because a greater number of independent visions and voices will find an audience in 2014 and beyond…



Posted on January 28, 2014 by

FILMS GONE WILD: 2014 SUNDANCE #3 (NEVER LET ARGENTINIAN COSPLAY WONDER WOMAN ASK CHRIS NOLAN A QUESTION. JUST DON’T.)

In my ever changing and constantly being revised Sundance schedule, FINDNG FELA and LOVE CHILD get dropped this morning and the first screening of the day will be INFINITELY POLAR BEAR…



Posted on January 27, 2014 by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 123: 2014 SUNDANCE DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL, PART ONE

“The Internet’s Own Boy: The Aaron Swartz Story,” “Cesar’s Last Fast,” and “We Are The Giant” are looked at direct from their Sundance premieres…



Posted on January 26, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: TO BE ALIVE!

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil enjoys one-third of an Oscar-winning short…



Posted on January 24, 2014 by

FILMS GONE WILD: 2014 SUNDANCE #2 (WHY WOULD A S&M CLUB HAVE A CEO?)

So after I get home from the “Artist at the Table” event Wednesday night, I need to get a head start on the movie watching…



Posted on January 23, 2014 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 187: ISOLATION

This week, Day [REDACTED] without Rick at work, Jen’s not taking it so well, but at least she has something to talk about… to anyone who will listen…



Posted on January 22, 2014 by

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