HOUSEBOUND

“Housebound” is terrifyingly funny. If it’s playing at a theatre near you (it’s already on VOD), it’s worth a ticket to share the communal terror and laughter…

Posted on November 1, 2014 in Reviews by

HARMONTOWN

IN THEATERS! I felt sad, happy, angry, depressed, amused; I think I might’ve almost teared up at one point. When the film ended and I walked out of the theater, I felt as emotionally exhausted as I’ve ever felt in my life. It was absolutely draining…

Posted on October 3, 2014 in Reviews by

BOYHOOD

If it falls just short of its auteur’s best work, it is largely because of how difficult it was to produce. It’s not like Linklater took the last decade off to fine-tune this piece of filmmaking…

Posted on July 18, 2014 in Reviews by

THE INTERNET’S OWN BOY: THE STORY OF AARON SWARTZ

“The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz” builds a strong case against the American government, whose insatiable ability to continually undermine its basic democratic principles caused the sad demise of one of the internet’s great heroes…

Posted on June 26, 2014 in Reviews by

THE HOME TEAM

2014 AFI DOCS FESTIVAL SELECTION! Deftly blending an array of interesting folk, some TV footage, headline pans, effective use of slo mo, and, or course, shots of the games and the crowd, you’re just about ready to move to Murray when the film ends…

Posted on June 21, 2014 in Reviews by

FONT MEN

2014 AFI DOCS FESTIVAL SELECTION! Fonts are what dreams are made of…

Posted on June 21, 2014 in Reviews by

FOR NO GOOD REASON

IN LIMITED RELEASE! Often seen as perverse, disturbing and in-your-face, Steadman’s splatter-first endeavors are a stark contrast to the seemingly soft-spoken man who is as quick to smile as he is to soberly muse on his work and life…

Posted on May 16, 2014 in Reviews by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 142: “THE LEGEND OF SHORTY” – EL CHAPO CARTEL DOCUMENTARY

As much an examination of the drug war as a search for a narco kingpin, “The Legend of Shorty” is shared by co-director Angus MacQueen with footage and insight as to how they filmed the search for Guzman, direct from the film’s 2014 SXSW premiere, on BYOD…

Posted on April 9, 2014 in Bring Your Own Doc, Features by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 141: “SONG FROM THE FOREST” – AMERICAN AMONG THE PYGMIES DOCUMENTARY FROM 2014 SXSW

Filmmakers Michael Obert and Alex Tondowski share their documentary with BYOD with trailer footage and more on BYOD live from the 2014 SXSW Festival…

Posted on April 9, 2014 in Bring Your Own Doc, Features by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 140: “THAT GUY DICK MILLER” DOCUMENTARY WITH ELIJAH DRENNER & ELLE SCHNEIDER

“That Guy Dick Miller” is the new documentary that examines one of the last great character actors, Dick Miller. Known for his work in “Gremlins,” and his collaborations with Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, and many more, we get to see what makes Hollywood’s leading “that guy” tick, courtesy of filmmakers Elijah Drenner and Elle Schneider, direct from SXSW 2014 on BYOD…

Posted on April 2, 2014 in Bring Your Own Doc, Features by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 139: “HARMONTOWN” DOCUMENTARY FROM 2014 SXSW WITH NEIL BERKELEY

“Harmontown” is the new documentary that follows the cross country staging of the podcast of the same name. Dan Harmon and his supporting crew of comedic masterminds are featured in the doc that goes behind the production, and shared with BYOD direct from SXSW with clips, the trailer and explanation courtesy of director Neil Berkeley…

Posted on April 2, 2014 in Bring Your Own Doc, Features by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 138: “FOR NO GOOD REASON” – RALPH STEADMAN DOCUMENTARY FROM 2014 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL

Ralph Steadman has been one of the most striking and instantly recognizable artists of the last 100 years, and “For No Good Reason” is the documentary that illustrates his ascent and impact…

Posted on April 2, 2014 in Bring Your Own Doc, Features by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 137: “LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND,” SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA DOCUMENTARY WITH CHRISTIAN LARSON

Swedish House Mafia decided to break up at the height of their success, and they filmed a documentary about their final world tour, made by director and collaborator Christian Larson. We look at the film (with trailers and clip footage) and discuss the impact of the group and capturing the last tour for a global audience…

Posted on March 26, 2014 in Bring Your Own Doc, Features by

13 SINS

2014 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL MIDNIGHTERS SELECTION! Stamm has always had a strong directorial skill with actors and he draws a solid, engaging performance from Webber, who has to sell the audience on the idea that Elliot wouldn’t ask more questions or fail to follow through on some of the tougher challenges…

Posted on March 19, 2014 in Reviews by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 136: “THE IMMORTALISTS” – DOCUMENTARY ON REVERSING AGING WITH SCIENCE

“The Immortalists” is the documentary on aging and how we are fighting the process, as exemplified by the work of two very different scientists. A brilliant odd couple (Bill Andrews and Aubrey de Grey) are on a crusade to end aging as we know it, while they bring humanity to the struggle against mortality and deterioration of the human body…

Posted on March 19, 2014 in Bring Your Own Doc, Features by

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