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
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.
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”
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
The new documentary The Spy Behind Home Plate, written, directed, and produced by Aviva Kempner, depicts the incredible true story of Morris “Moe” Berg, a notably successful Major League Baseball athlete who played for five different teams over the course of 15 seasons. However, even more extraordinarily, he also happened to live a double life […]Read More Documentary “The Spy Behind Home Plate” Examines the Life of a True American Hero
The premise of Free Trip to Egypt on its own is enough to grab any person’s attention who is remotely aware of the state of our world’s societal and political issues. A Muslim man of Egyptian heritage, Tarek Mounib, sets out to bring together a group of people from various cultural, religious, and political backgrounds, […]Read More Free Trip to Egypt – A Film for Everybody
Free Solo is easily one of my favorite films of the year. Directors Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi do an astonishingly remarkable job capturing one of the most mind-boggling feats of endurance in human history, Alex Honnold’s free-climbing of Yosemite’s El Capitan. This documentary features phenomenal cinematography the likes of which I have never […]Read More Free Solo: A Film Reaching Great Heights