Interview…Composer J. Ralph on Documentaries, Real Life Heroes and the Call to Action

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J. Ralph is an Academy Award-nominated composer, singer/songwriter and producer. He is also the founder of the internationally award-winning music production company The Rumor Mill, and has written and produced the music for numerous Grammy winning artists, Oscar-winning films, and The President of The United States, Barack Obama. Considered by many to have had a […]

[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…La Camioneta

Guatemala’s main source of transportation comes from drivers of colorfully painted, refurbished busses known as “camionetas.” These drivers and their decorated busses are responsible for providing the majority of Guatemalans a way to make a living by transporting them to and from work each day. For as long as he can remember, Ermelindo has had […]

Michael Fassbender Drives Formula 1 Documentary '1' For Spitfire Pictures

Long time Formula 1 enthusiast and Golden Globe nominated actor, Michael Fassbender, has signed on to narrate Exclusive Media’s Spitfire Pictures’ new documentary film “1”, it was announced today by the film’s producer and Exclusive Media co-chairman Nigel Sinclair and fellow producer Michael Shevloff together with director Paul Crowder. “1” is an action documentary that brings […]

Off the Shelf…Drafthouse Films' 'The Ambassador'

A surreal and yet gravely realistic fish out of water documentary, The Ambassador offers a look into a part of the world that only a rare but unsavory few can know or comprehend. Posing as a businessman, Brügger attempts to become a foreign diplomat in hopes of exposing the corrupt diamond smuggling and those who live free of […]

G-S-T Review…Side By Side

For over 100 years photo chemical film has been the gold standard in the film industry. But in the last two decades the advent and advances in digital technology have offered filmmakers a cheaper, easier and sometimes better alternative as a means to capture images and tell stories. In Side by Side, Keanu Reeves and writer/director Chris […]

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 […]

Sweet Trailer…'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry'

Winner of the Jury Prize from the Sundance Film Festival is this insightful and powerful documentary about China’s most popular and yet controversial artist Ai Weiwei. Making waves at nearly every festival in the circuit (read our own Andrew Crump’s glowing review of it), his story really is one that needs to be heard. The […]

“The CineMagic 8-Ball” – In Theaters 5/4/12

When so many movies are released each weekend and trailers often seem better than the movie itself, what should one do? In this precarious situation, we consult the The CineMagic 8-Ball (TM) to help us see through the nebulous marketing haze. Doing so just might save us all a disheartening trip to the cinema and spare us unnecessarily springing for $7 […]

G-S-T Review…Chimpanzee

Chimpanzee is a heartwarming documentary filmed by the dedicated crew of Disneynature, an independent film label of The Walt Disney Company.  The film was co-produced by Disneynature and the Jane Goodall Institute, directed by Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield and narrated by Tim Allen. It is the fourth original film from Disneynature.  The film was […]