POR DINERO

20 year old son Israel has been able to support his entire family through his restaurant job in Florida, generously raising their standard of living…

Posted on September 28, 2014 in Reviews by

RICE FOR SALE

By the end of the film, we have descended into the dense strip malls of Denpasar, where extended sequences of single frame shots turn the billboards and neon signs of American fast food chains into a nightmarish dance…

Posted on September 27, 2014 in Reviews by

TRIAL BY FIRE: “AS THE PALACES BURN” INTERVIEWS

With “As the Palaces Burn,” director Don Argott throws us mercilessly into his disorienting mosh pit of a movie…

Posted on February 3, 2014 in Interviews by

THE CRASH REEL

After screening “The Crash Reel,” you will never again delight in televised images of skiers and snowboarders wiping out on the slopes. Guaranteed.

Posted on December 16, 2013 in Reviews by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 170: MEDIA CONVERSION Z

This week, we check out the difference between this year’s biggest zombie flick and its equally successful book origin…

Posted on September 25, 2013 in Digital Celluloid, Features by

FREDA’S MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR: INTERVIEW WITH “GOOD OL’ FREDA” DIRECTOR RYAN WHITE

“Good Ol’ Freda” director Ryan White discusses how he balanced his film’s personal attributes with its larger historical themes. He describes Brian Epstein’s struggle to live as a closeted gay man during an era in which it was illegal, and how a piece of George Harrison’s hair was integral to financing his film…

Posted on September 11, 2013 in Interviews by

GOOD OL’ FREDA

You would never, ever suspect that this private, low-key brunette was once hand-picked by manager Brian Epstein to join the Fab Four’s coveted inner circle…

Posted on September 6, 2013 in Reviews by

HER AIM IS TRUE

2013 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! “Her Aim is True,” Karen Whitehead’s thoughtful, engaging documentary, both acknowledges Dellaccio’s visual contributions to rock history and embraces her refreshingly positive spirit…

Posted on June 9, 2013 in Reviews by

HUMAN FRAMES: FANATICISM (DVD)

Artists’ voices can throw light on ideologically deadlocked situations where polemics and speeches often prove futile…

Posted on June 9, 2013 in Reviews by

FUREVER

2013 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Step into Finkel’s visual kennel and become enlightened to our society’s $52 billion dollar love affair with domesticated animals – one which continues well into the afterlife.

Posted on June 8, 2013 in Reviews by

YOUR DAY IS MY NIGHT

The obvious difficulties of managing a crowded, small apartment where people sleep in shifts only highlight the social resourcefulness and sophistication of the Chinese culture which makes it a workable, if not ideal situation…

Posted on June 6, 2013 in Reviews by

AN ENCOUNTER WITH SIMONE WEIL

Weil was obviously an unusual human being, one who went on a hunger strike in sympathy with soldiers suffering on the front when she was 6…

Posted on May 15, 2013 in Reviews by

DREAMBODY/EARTHBODY (DVD)

The workshops have clearly opened a door for these people to find levels of reality that are normally closed to us, and they find the experience thrilling and liberating…

Posted on April 21, 2013 in Reviews by

KUBRICK’S CUBE: INTERVIEW WITH “ROOM 237″ FILMMAKER RODNEY ASCHER

AVAILABLE ON CABLE, VOD AND ITUNES! Think Jack Torrance was tormented by inner demons in “The Shining”? Compared to the fixated folks in “Room 237,” he’s as mellow as Mister Rogers on quaaludes…

Posted on March 29, 2013 in Interviews by

BEWARE OF MR. BAKER

If you’re looking for the kind of left-field drum fills that gave other rock docs like “Anvil: The Story of Anvil” and “Last Days Here” particularly unique grooves, “Beware of Mr. Baker” offers nothing new. But for filmic confirmation that Baker was arguably the greatest and most influential skin-slammer of all time, Bulger’s movie delivers in sonic spades…

Posted on March 21, 2013 in Reviews by

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