Criterion’s THE HEART OF A DOG Has the Heart of an Artist
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Criterion’s THE HEART OF A DOG Has the Heart of an Artist

Last year’s critically acclaimed HBO film, Heart of a Dog, hits the Criterion Collection this morning. One of the big achievements that many filmmakers strive…

Fantastic Fest 2016: ORIGINAL COPY
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Fantastic Fest 2016: ORIGINAL COPY

Like a spiritual sequel to Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Original Copy sings a dirge for aging artists unfulfilled. Directed by Georg Heinzen and Florian Heinzen-Ziob,…

Drafthouse Films Spotlight: THE FINAL MEMBER [Two Cents]
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Drafthouse Films Spotlight: THE FINAL MEMBER [Two Cents]

  A major part of why Drafthouse Films has become such a prominent and well-loved distributor is the wide range of films and genres that…

Fantasia Festival 2016: TOWER Reminds Us of the Goodness of Humanity
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Fantasia Festival 2016: TOWER Reminds Us of the Goodness of Humanity

  The winner of SXSW 2016’s Best Documentary Feature Award and several other awards and nominations at festivals worldwide, Tower is truly something special. 50…

LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS Delves Into the World of Romantic Fiction
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LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS Delves Into the World of Romantic Fiction

Underappreciated, rarely taken seriously, but read by millions, romance novels are the basis for documentary Love Between the Covers. Authors Susan Donovan and Celeste Bradley…

Making It Big in the YouTube Era: Unlocking the Truth and BREAKING A MONSTER
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Making It Big in the YouTube Era: Unlocking the Truth and BREAKING A MONSTER

Last week, NYC was treated to the world premiere of the new documentary Breaking a Monster from director Luke Meyer. The film, Meyer’s third full…

ELSTREE 1976 Shines a Light On The Unknown Players of STAR WARS [DVD Review]
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ELSTREE 1976 Shines a Light On The Unknown Players of STAR WARS [DVD Review]

As a thirty-something male, of course I have a unbridled love for Star Wars. The original trilogy redefined the blockbuster and earned its place in…

WHERE TO INVADE NEXT Seems Positive But Is Angrier Than Ever
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WHERE TO INVADE NEXT Seems Positive But Is Angrier Than Ever

It would be easy to describe this as Michael Moore’s least angry film, but it is perhaps not that at all. This film is too…

Michael Moore Sets Out to Rescue the American Dream with WHERE TO INVADE NEXT
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Michael Moore Sets Out to Rescue the American Dream with WHERE TO INVADE NEXT

More than a decade after helming Fahrenheit 9/11 – still the highest grossing documentary in the U.S. in history – and six plus years since…

THE LOOK OF SILENCE: A Resonating Reminder of the Power of Filmmaking [Blu-review]
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THE LOOK OF SILENCE: A Resonating Reminder of the Power of Filmmaking [Blu-review]

Rightfully nominated for best documentary at this year’s Oscars, The Look of Silence is the continuation of Joshua Oppenheimer’s crusade to bring attention to the…