Digital vs. Film: Keanu Reeves in ‘SIDE BY SIDE’

“SIDE BY SIDE” is the worst title for a documentary film, or any other type of film. However there is a ton of good information and many interesting interviews with film directors in “SIDE BY SIDE,” a doc directed by…

‘KLITSCHKO’: Documentary about Two Ukrainian Brothers Who Box

Watched “KLITSCHKO” last night on demand from HBO. It’s pretty long, but worth your time. Its beautifully framed, slow-motion shots of punches communicate the vicious reality of boxing. It also delves into the disaster at Chernobyl, as the boxing brothers…

‘LEVIATHAN’ is an Experimental Documentary About Commercial Fishing

LEVIATHAN (2012) 87 minutes Directed by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel The directors of this film have made something entirely new and different. “LEVIATHAN” is refreshing and admirable, but it requires patience. It’s a commercial fishing documentary, and one not…

‘Searching For Sugar Man’ A Sham? Sort Of

Rodriguez is a gentle, honorable guy and very talented musician, but “SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN,” for all that it has and will do for his career, does him a disservice by omitting some of his history in favor of enhancing…

Docs Get Another TV Downgrade. OWN Lets Its Doc Club Die

The Oprah Winfrey Network recently acquired “RUNNING FROM CRAZY,” an interesting looking film about mental illness and the Hemingway family, but the network has also signaled that it would have less airtime set aside for documentaries, according to realscreen. The…

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