documentary

Photos On Your Phone

(Oct 12, 2013) I came across this really cool video that was made by Ivan Cash, who went around San Francisco asking strangers “What’...

Big Night Out – On Video

(Oct 03, 2013) VICE columnist and general cultural commentator Clive Martin’s’ series Big Night Out was basically a series of extrem...

Documentarist 2013

(Jul 03, 2013) Film festivals can be stressful; cramming three consecutive screenings into one afternoon is hard on your poor little brain. One ...

Tapped – The Truth about Bottled Water

(May 27, 2013) It’s springtime, the sun is shining.  You feel thirsty.  You stop at the store to buy a bottle of water.  Water is the h...

Vincent Moon’s little planets

(Jan 09, 2013) Vincent Moon is the main director of La Blogothèque, a French collective blog. He is famous for his “Concerts à emporter” (...

Bad Brains: A Band in DC

(Oct 24, 2012) Where to start with Bad Brains: A Band in DC? A documentary about punk rock pioneers Bad Brains, a band formed in 1977 in Washing...

Jeff Harris: 4748 Self-Portraits And Counting

(Feb 07, 2012) As a new years resolution in 1999, Jeff Harris challenged himself to take a snap-shot of his life, everyday, for a year. Now 14 y...

Africa shafted: under one roof

(Dec 19, 2011) This month’s film at Atlas Studios first Wednesday film club concluded with the longest and most sincere round of applause ...

Shut Up Little Man!

(Oct 06, 2011) I’ve never been one for home-city pride, but if there’s one thing that San Francisco has over NY/LA/etc, it’s our never-endi...

The Accidental King of Kwaito

(Aug 17, 2011) Guardian journalist, Melissa Bradshaw’s article titled, “How Kwaito became a global force” has been the subjec...

Capturing the family

(Jul 24, 2011) Capturing the Friedmans is a documentary film I’ve recently watched. It focuses on the 80’s investigation of Arnol...

FashionY Movies Coming to Portland

(Jun 22, 2011) I wanted to write the post about the widely raved about Bill Cunningham: New York and how it is playing at Living Room Theater o...

Square Grouper: A New Documentary from Rakontur

(May 10, 2011) (image via rakontur.com) The 2006 documentary Cocaine Cowboys put Miami filmmakers Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman (and their com...

Wszystko Plynie = Flowing

(Mar 15, 2011) Wszystko Plynie is a documentary made by young film-makers portraying the amazing Vistula River. Today, Vistula is a part of th...

On the Entertainment Value of Real vs. Scripted Emotion

(Dec 22, 2010) Usually when I turn a movie off halfway through it’s because it is complete and utter garbage or because I have something b...