Dr. Jennifer Conrad’s THE PAW PROJECT tells the story of her fight to eradicate the practice of feline declawing, but does the documentary do enough to change minds on this controversial issue?
The Achievers: The Story of The Big Lebowski Fans is a must-watch for fans of the movie or for anyone wanting to understand the Lebowski phenomenon.
One of the best qualities of art – perhaps the best quality – is that it can take on meanings beyond its creator’s original intent. But how far is too far? That’s the question posed by Room 237, a feature-length critical analysis of Stanley Kubrick‘s The Shining. Its commentators are
In the sporting lexicon, the “Dream Team” is most commonly associated with the American juggernaut that dominated the basketball competition at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics – the first to allow the participation of active NBA players. Marius Markevicius’ enthralling documentary The Other Dream Team, however, presents the compelling case that the squad
Last week, we got the chance to interview (via email) the writer and director behind Let Fury Have the Hour, a documentary that, according to it’s synopsis serves as a “journey into the heart of the creative counter-culture in 2012.” Here now, are Mr. D’Ambrosio’s views on what exactly creative
The beautiful and tragic documentary Dreams of a Life tells the story of the death, and preceding life, of Joyce Carol Vincent, a 38-year-old woman who made headlines across Great Britain in 2003 when her decomposing and skeletonized body was discovered in her bedsit above north London’s Shopping City retail
As a child of the 80s, it’s easy to remember that time through the sepia-tinged memories of childhood and the splendid pop-culture that that period spat out into existence. Upon further examination though, one discovers a time of tumult, haves and have nots, social division, and a splendid period in
With so many Kickstarter projects starting every minute, it’s hard to cut through the clutter to find projects truly worth rooting for. The inspiring story of the RAW Talent group and the adversity they’re overcoming every day is one such project. Just watch the kickstarter trailer for a better idea
I discovered Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon while perusing one of Austin’s best attractions for any filmophile, I Luv Video. It is a shrine to films bizarre and forgotten, as well as to old school movie rental stores that were pushed out by the Blockbusters and Hollywood Videos that have now succumbed to the digital age of streaming movies and television.
In the pseudo-Puritanical society that is today’s America, uttering the words “penis documentary” is quite sufficient to produce the titters and snickers that generally stem from slight embarrassment, bemusement, and puzzlement that such a thing could be possibly made in earnestness. After all, how enthralling could a documentary about a
Human spirituality is a tricky topic, one that most movies – even nonfiction ones – have difficulty addressing without some measure of smirking irony or pronounced disillusionment before acknowledging that, hey, maybe we can learn something after all. In the documentary Kumaré, filmmaker Vikram Gandhi doesn’t just adhere to this