FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: FIFTEEN DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS Chances are if you haven’t heard of it, it is an HBO documentary. Otherwise, the rest of the entries are about what we expected, minus maybe Weinstein’s “Salinger” and “Let The Fire Burn” not finding spots on the list. Without having seen most of these, I feel like I can already pick my winner in “Blackfish”, which … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Documentary Features Shortlisted for 86th Academy Awards
NOVEMBER 12TH, 2013 MAN OF STEEL // Coming from someone who could have given a shit less about Superman as a character, “Man Of Steel” is the best re-envisioning of the iconic superhero that you could ask for. For starters, having Christopher Nolan’s name on the film as writer and producer sells this hard. With “The Dark Knight” trilogy in his pocket, there’s literally … Read More Tuesday Releases: Man Of Steel
2013 International Documentary Awards Nominations BEST FEATURE AWARD THE ACT OF KILLING Director: Joshua Oppenheimer Producers: Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge Sørensen Executive Producers: Errol Morris, Werner Herzog, Torstein Grude, André Singer, Joram ten Brink, Bjarte Mørner Tveit Drafthouse Films BLACKFISH Directors: Gabriela Cowperthwaite Producer: Manuel V. Oteyza Writers: Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Eli Despres Executive Producers: Judy Bart, Erica Kahn Magnolia Pictures LET THE FIRE BURN … Read More Oscars Watch: 29th Annual International Documentary Association Nominees
Release Date July 19, 2013 Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite Screenplay Gabriela Cowperthwaite Eli Despres Tim Zimmermann Distributed By Magnolia Pictures Budget $1.5 million Documentary, Drama Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements including disturbing and violent images 83 minutes Blackfish Not since “The Cove”, have I felt this strongly about a particular subject and it just so happens they are very similar in nature, with “The … Read More One Minute Review: Blackfish (2013)
Not since “The Cove”, have I felt this strongly about a particular subject and it just so happens they are very similar in nature, with “The Cove” delving into the capture and killing of dolphins in Japan, while “Blackfish” dives into the world of capturing orcas and training them to work at SeaWorld despite their eventual aggression. What Cowperthwaite does best in directing this … Read More Theatrical Releases: The Conjuring, Red 2, & R.I.P.D.