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Movie Review: California Typewriter

A meditation told in a minor key on technology at a crossroads, mild obsessions with antiquity and the art of physical creation, cinematographer Doug Nichol’s debut documentary California Typewriter (B) is a thoughtful glimpse at the history of and current

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Posted in 2017

Industry Feature: Greatness Lives Here

Mercedes-Benz USA commissioned documentary director Henry Corra to capture the spirit of Westside Atlanta. This is his “anthem video” featuring heroes from the city. For ongoing coverage of the Greatness Lives Here initiative including new inspiring videos, follow the Facebook

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Posted in Industry News

Movie Review: Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened

Playing at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Lonny Price’s documentary Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened (B+) chronicles a requiem and reunion of sorts of cast members and collaborators from the 1981 Stephen Sondheim musical Merrily We Roll

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Posted in 2016

Movie Review: An Act of Love (2015)

Scott Sheppard’s documentary An Act of Love (B) is the powerful account of United Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer who challenged convention by officiating his son’s same-sex marriage ceremony despite church doctrine. Sheppard delves deep into the heart of an American

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Posted in 2015

Movie Review: Tickled (2016)

A lark gets quite dark as a fascinating story unfolds in David Farrier and Dylan Reeve’s documentary Tickled (A-). Farrier, an offbeat New Zealand journalist, uncovers an odd strain of “competitive tickling” viral videos inspiring him to plumb the depths

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Posted in 2016

Movie Review: De Palma

Cinephiles will delight in Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow’s documentary De Palma (A-) which is essentially a two-hour retrospective of director/screenwriter Brian De Palma’s film oeuvre told by the filmmaker himself. The auteur is lively and perceptive about his own

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Posted in 2016, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: Weiner (2016)

The most fascinating thing about Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg’s political documentary Weiner (B-) is that it exists at all. It’s not the filmmakers’ fault that their subject, New York Representative Anthony Weiner who resigned in the disgrace of a

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Posted in 2016, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: City of Gold (2016)

Variety is the spice of life in a misunderstood modern metropolis for the deep-thinking but soft-spoken subject of a new documentary. Director Laura Gabbert’s City of Gold (B-) traces the impact and resonance of Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles food critic

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Posted in 2016

Movie Review: Where To Invade Next

Where To Invade Next (A-) is a strange misnomer for writer/director Michael Moore’s most eye-opening and consistently accessible documentary to date, which is only tangentially about the military. In the film, the on-screen auteur stages a series of mock infiltrations

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Posted in 2016, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: Do I Sound Gay?

David Thorpe’s documentary Do I Sound Gay? (C-) plumbs the mystery behind why many gay men over-articulate certain letters and use clearer vowels for a longer duration than their straight counterparts. Thorpe proves a rather unengaging central character and makes

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Posted in 2015

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