DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’: EVERYMAN’S JOURNEY

I would love to have Arnel Pineda as a friend and neighbor. But I’m not as enthusiastic about watching another movie about him, unless it cuts deeper than this one.

Posted on March 19, 2013 in Reviews by

PEAK PERFORMANCE: INTERVIEW WITH CHAD JUKES ON “HIGH GROUND”

PORT TOWNSEND FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! “High Ground” is an emotional metronome of a film, swaying between the horror of combat and the staggering beauty of high-altitude vistas…

Posted on September 22, 2012 in Interviews by

IT TAKES TIME TO SEE

“Trio A” last only 4 and a half minutes, but it is exceedingly complex and dense…

Posted on September 15, 2012 in Reviews by

DAYBREAK: INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKERS DON ARGOTT AND DEMIAN FENTON

Via telephone transmission from Pennsylvania to Tacoma, this flourishing filmmaking team explains that despite the miles worn by both their subject and his band, “Last Days Here” prefers to embrace the future and not wallow in the past…

Posted on April 4, 2012 in Interviews by

ICONOCLAST

Say what you will about Rice, but he isn’t boring, and this film proves it…

Posted on February 16, 2012 in Reviews by

HEALING THE FATHER WOUND: INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER JUSTIN HUNT

“Absent” director Justin Hunt discusses the Father Wound, Metallica’s James Hetfield, and why “That’s Not Possible” will never fit into his filmmaking vocabulary…

Posted on December 26, 2011 in Interviews by

HELL AND BACK AGAIN

Ultimately, the message of “Hell and Back” is clear. For many soldiers, life on the battlefield carries with it a crucial sense of clarity and mission…

Posted on December 12, 2011 in Reviews by

PARTIAL FRACTION

Shot within a few blocks, this film presents certain people who happened to be present within a certain place at a certain time…

Posted on November 10, 2011 in Reviews by

VIDEOMAPPINGS: AIDA, PALESTINE (DVD)

The mere act of asking to Palestinians to make their own maps, while telling their own stories, is political…

Posted on November 8, 2011 in Reviews by

RETREAT

This seems like a very informal, relaxed version of Buddhism…

Posted on November 4, 2011 in Reviews by

CROOKED BEAUTY

“Being told that I had a ‘mental illness’ was both horrifying, and very conveniently let me off the hook for having responsibility for my life…”

Posted on November 3, 2011 in Reviews by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 62: THE BLAIR PISS PROJECT

This week, Digital Celluloid Has found additional footage to the over-hyped and popular mockumentary about three filmmakers getting lost in the woods…

Posted on August 31, 2011 in Digital Celluloid, Features by

“THE KINGDOM OF SURVIVAL”: AN INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER M.A. LITTLER

Littler describes his filmmaking as “zen anarchist pirate cinema,” which is hard to comprehend until you see his latest film…

Posted on August 15, 2011 in Interviews by

DARK HORSE: INTERVIEW WITH CINDY MEEHL AND BUCK BRANNAMAN

Cindy Meehl and Buck Brannaman talk about on “Buck,” an extraordinary documentary and one of the best films at this year’s Seattle International Film Festival…

Posted on June 11, 2011 in Interviews by

FINDING KIND

2011 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! According to Lauren Parsekian’s “Finding Kind,” teen girls aren’t made of sugar, spice, and everything nice. They wield emotional daggers, striking often and with extreme prejudice…

Posted on June 9, 2011 in Reviews by

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