“Children are like glass”: The Terrorism of Heart and Home in OF FATHERS AND SONS

Talal Derki’s intense documentary dives deep into the dark heart of terrorism to explore how radical belief swallows entire bloodlines whole.

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[Trailer] SCARY STORIES: Documentary Takes Inside Look at Horror Books SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK

We’re not only getting a movie this year, we’re getting a documentary about SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK, too.

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Slamdance 2019 (Documentary Competition): BEHIND THE BULLET

Heidi Yewman’s gun violence documentary will devastate you— it also educates and illuminates, too.

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The Devil and Daniel Johnston Highlights the Line Between Genius & Madness

The Devil and Daniel Johnston. 2005. Directed & Written by Jeff Feuerzeig. Starring Daniel Johnston, Laurie Allen, Brian Beattie, Louis Black, David Fair, Jad Fair, Don Goede, Matt Groening, Gibby Haynes, Sally Johnston Reid, Bill Johnston, Dick Johnston, Mabel Johnston, Margie Johnston, and Ken Lieck. Complex Corporation/This Is That Productions. Rated PG-13. 110 minutes. Documentary/Biography/MusicContinue reading “The Devil and Daniel Johnston Highlights the Line Between Genius & Madness”

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The Seven Five is a Microcosm of America’s Police Problem

The Seven Five. 2014. Directed by Tiller Russell. Starring (as themselves) Michael Dowd, Ken Eurell, Walter Yurkiw, Chickie, Dori Eurell. ★★★★★ To start this review, I wanted to give a bit of personal insight into my view on police. Firstly, I have two family members, close cousins, who are both officers here in St. John’s,Continue reading “The Seven Five is a Microcosm of America’s Police Problem”

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SOAKED IN BLEACH Exposes the Bullshit of Cobain’s “Suicide”

Soaked in Bleach. 2015. Directed by Benjamin Statler. Written by Donnie Eichar, Richard Middleton, and Benjamin Statler. Starring Tyler Bryan as Kurt Cobain, Sarah Scott as Courtney Love; featuring, as themselves, Tom Grant, Brett Ball, Max Wallace, and Norm Stamper. Daredevil Films. Rated PG. 100 minutes. Documentary/Drama/Crime. ★★★★★ Admittedly, even though I’ve always thought CourtneyContinue reading “SOAKED IN BLEACH Exposes the Bullshit of Cobain’s “Suicide””

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DIG: The Ego & The Id

Ever watch a documentary that pissed you off? Well, here’s another one.

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The Redemption Song of Anvil: The Story of Anvil

Anvil: The Story of Anvil. 2008.  Dir. Sacha Gervasi. Starring Anvil. Abramorama. Unrated. 80 minutes. Documentary – Biography/Music. ★★★★★ Before this film, I had only briefly heard of Anvil by thumbing through old metal records in my search for bands that had escaped mainstream eyes. I never much gave them a listen, and it wasn’tContinue reading “The Redemption Song of Anvil: The Story of Anvil”

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