In this interview, Thomas Manning sits down with directors David Darg and Price James, the filmmakers behind the Fantasia Film Festival selection, “You Cannot Kill David Arquette.” Branded as the most hated man in wrestling after winning a highly controversial WCW World Heavyweight Championship in 2000, actor David Arquette attempts a rocky return to the […]Read More David Darg and Price James Interview – You Cannot Kill David Arquette – Fantasia Film Fest
“Reel Conversations” highlights filmmakers behind official Real to Reel Film Festival Selections. On this episode of “Reel Conversations,” Thomas Manning speaks with Rafael Duarte, the writer, director, and cinematographer of the incredible nature/sports documentary, Beyond Dreams. This documentary has been selected to more than 20 film festivals around the world, and Real to Reel is honored […]Read More A Conversation with director Rafael Duarte. [Real to Reel Film Festival]
Approaching the new documentary Pretending I’m a Superman – The Tony Hawk Video Game Story, from director Ludvig Gür in association with Wood Entertainment, I must admit that I know very little about the world of skateboarding. Additionally, my familiarity with the video game industry is not much deeper. Thus, I walked into this film […]Read More Pretending I’m a Superman – The Tony Hawk Video Game Story
“A rocker, a brooder, a loner, a knife-carrier, a hell cat, a wild cat, a storm child, refugee from the frightened city of Detroit.” This quote from acclaimed journalist Philip Norman flashes on-screen in the opening of the Liam Firmager-directed documentary “Suzi Q,” describing the legendary eponymous figure, Suzi Quatro. With this single, ostentatious characterization […]Read More Documentary “Suzi Q” forgoes cinematic flash to focus on a musical icon.
Depending on who you ask, the term “cult classic” in regard to filmmaking may be applied as a compliment or an insult. Motion pictures acquire this status based on a variety of factors. Perhaps the film flew under the radar and has a deep well of technical and narrative proficiency to be appreciated by wider […]Read More “Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time, Vol 2 – Horror and Sci-Fi” fails to coherently focus on its own subject matter.
The question of whether or not to have children is faced by the majority of people at a certain point in their lives. Depending on factors such as each individual’s cultural background or socio-economic standing, there may be varying responses to this inquiry. To some people, the concept of procreation is not even a debate; […]Read More New documentary “To Kid Or Not To Kid” explores the diverse perspectives of having kids.
When any person remotely familiar with the art of filmmaking hears the name “Quentin Tarantino,” there are a number of ideas that might come to mind. Whether it is the unparalleled mastery of explicit dialogue, the bizarre concentration on highly stylized, yet unrelentingly brutal violence, or the love for non-linear narrative structure and chronology, film […]Read More Documentary “QT8: The First Eight” sparkles with the same energy as its subject.
The vast majority of filmgoers and movie fans around the world associate the term “motion picture” with just that, the picture. We tend to first and foremost focus on the visuals, the aesthetics, and the things that can be seen with our eyes. However, on a subconscious level, something even more spectacular is occurring as […]Read More Explore the significance of theatrical audio in documentary “Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound”
From director Marion Mauran, the new documentary Elevation Change depicts the astounding journey of Sam Fox, a young endurance athlete who sets out to break the speed record on the Pacific Coast Trail (PCT) which stretches over 2,500 miles from Canada to Mexico. However, this trek is not for Fox’s own personal fame and recognition; […]Read More Documentary “Elevation Change” is an emboldening tale of persistence and perseverance.
Critically-acclaimed documentarian and International Emmy-winning filmmaker Sam Dunn takes the directorial reins in his latest project, ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas. Celebrating the 50thanniversary of the band’s 1969 conception, this documentary tells the story of the legendary group known for their innovative “rock and blues” music style. Both technically and narratively engaging, […]Read More New Documentary “ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas” Effectively Shines a Light on the Uniqueness of the Legendary Music Group