Justin and Hilary talk about how we talk about documentaries, what we expect from them, and the successes and failures of the genre. Films gracing the conversation include Nanook of the North, Leviathan, Grizzly Man, Samsara, this year’s documentary winners, and two recommendations for listeners, topped off with a particularly delicious Teach Me Something.
Tag Archives | Werner Herzog
Overconfident and under-endowed, ‘Jack Reacher’ is a pulseless thrill-walk into senseless violence devoid of an emotional core.
Alex and Phil talk about a current Disney movie and a future Disney franchise in this week’s episode.
Alex and Phil have a strong disagreement on this week’s episode as they discuss documentary filmmaking, what filmmakers should reveal, and how to get free stuff.
Alex provides brief thoughts on ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild,’ ‘Ruby Sparks,’ ‘Chinatown,’ and ‘Into the Abyss.’
New titles this week include a mainstream blockbuster, a 1970s quirky comedy, a silent classic, and an HBO original movie.
No Werner Herzog, Steve James, or Errol Morris at this year’s Oscars.
Werner Herzog’s trademark style as a nonfiction filmmaker is still intact, albeit with relative restraint. The resulting film is one of his more effective projects in recent memory.
Oscar movies and December, ‘Turin Horse’ premieres at NYFF, ‘Melancholia’ on iTunes, new ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ photos…
TIFF preview, ‘Drive’ soundtrack, positive word for ‘Into the Abyss’, ‘Young Adult’ poster…
Does this provide witness to the awakening of the human soul?
During film festival season, film journalists and bloggers are anxious to “count out” high profile movies. A few bad reviews come in for a movie and all of the sudden it’s off everybody’s Oscar shortlist. Never mind the fact that many films have come out of bad festival runs and gone on to success at […]