G-S-T Review…Tim's Vermeer

Contrary to what the title might suggest, Tim’s Vermeer, is not an art documentary, at least not in the traditional sense. Instead, it plays out like an epic tale of one man’s unusual and fascinating obsession, the promise of discovery it holds, and where this leads both him and the audience as they follow alongside him […]

Be Natural…The Kickstarter Project Working to Change Film History

Alice Guy-Blaché was a daughter of a bookseller, a mother of two, a dreamer, a divorcée, a French feminist, a secretary, a pioneer, a filmmaker, a fashionista, an innovator, a studio manager, a friend. She was also the first female film director in the motion-picture industry, and one of the first directors to incorporate narrative […]

G-S-T Review…Blackfish

Blackfish director Gabriela Cowperthwaite throws a lot of information at us in less than an hour and a half, and it’s all crucial to making sense of the narrative she follows in her searing, heartbreaking, somber film. The good news is that she’s an ace filmmaker, and she knows how to convey everything that we need […]

[OCFF Interview]…'Medora' Directors Andrew Cohn & Davy Rothbart

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This past weekend at the 2nd Annual Oak Cliff Film Festival, Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart’s documentary feature, Medora, about a small town in Indiana, won the  Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature. The film, which premiered earlier this year at the South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, follows the lives of  the boys who make […]

G-S-T Review…Greedy Lying Bastards

Get ready to get angry. Of course, if you pay attention to the social and political dialogue surrounding climate change, you probably already are, and that spells trouble for Craig Rosebraugh’s outrage-doc, Greedy Lying Bastards. Provocative and inciting, the film very much preaches to the choir; if you believe, as you should, that global warming […]

Exploring The Digital Revolution – Clips From Keanu Reeves' Doc 'Side By Side'

Keanu Reeves and Chris Kenneally’s upcoming documentary Side By Side chronicles the debate over the digital revolution in filmmaking. Essentially the duo ask an important question: Will film survive? In anticipation  of the release of the doc (stop what you’re doing and check out the trailer here), last week Tribeca.com began their month long series of posts which highlight some of […]

[IFFBoston Review]…Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

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There’s a degree to which the story of Chinese artist-activist Ai Weiwei– filtered through the lens of director Allison Klayman– is incomprehensible. Not in terms of our ability to latch onto and absorb the information Klayman conveys to us, mind; referring to craft and technique, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry has much and more to recommend […]