Tag: documentary

New Trailer: The Road Movie – Official U.S. Trailer #1

THE ROAD MOVIE Synopsis: A documentary comprised entirely of footage from dashboard cameras from Russian cars. Super objective dashboardcam videos grow into a strong image of the Russian national character, permanently awaiting for a miracle and the habitual approach to real dramas. Everything can happen on the road of… life. Directed By: Dmitrii Kalashnikov Release Date: January 2018 Studio: Oscilloscope Laboratories

New Trailer: The Force – Official Trailer #1

THE FORCE DOCUMENTARY Synopsis: The Oakland Police Department and its members struggle to confront federal demands for reform, a popular uprising following events in Ferguson, Mo., and an explosive scandal. It won the Directing Award in its category at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Directed By: Peter Nicks Release Date: September 15, 2017

2017 Oscars Challenge: [17] “I Am Not Your Negro” – Best Documentary Feature

“I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO” Raoul Peck, Rémi Grellety and Hébert Peck Directed by: Raoul Peck Written by: James Baldwin and Raoul Peck Based on: “Remember This House“ by James Baldwin Narrated by: Samuel L. Jackson Edited by: Alexandra Strauss Music by: Alexei Aigui Distributed by: Magnolia Pictures & Amazon Studios Release Date: December 9, 2016 (Wide: February 3, 2017) FILM SYNOPSIS: In 1979, author James … Read More 2017 Oscars Challenge: [17] “I Am Not Your Negro” – Best Documentary Feature

2017 Oscars Challenge: [15] “Jim: The James Foley Story” – Best Original Song

“THE EMPTY CHAIR” from “JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY” Music and Lyric by J. Ralph and Sting Directed by: Brian Oakes Written by: Chris Chuang, Heather MacDonald, and Brian Oakes Cinematography by: Rachel Beth Anderson, James Foley, Clair Popkin, and Matthew VanDyke Music by: Osei Essed, Saul Simon MacWilliams, and Dan Romer Distributed by: HBO Documentary Films Release Date: February 6, 2016   FILM … Read More 2017 Oscars Challenge: [15] “Jim: The James Foley Story” – Best Original Song

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2013 Oscars Challenge: [21] Kon-Tiki – One Nomination

KON-TIKI One of the strongest and most elaborate Foreign Languages I can ever remember, I cannot believe “Kon-Tiki” is not being talked about more. If “Amour” hadn’t acquired 4 nominations including Best Foreign Language Film, Best Directing, Best Screenplay, and Best Picture, I would have to argue that “Kon-Tiki” could rival it. Being Norway’s highest grossing film this year and becoming the first Norwegian … Read More 2013 Oscars Challenge: [21] Kon-Tiki – One Nomination

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Proof Review: Cave Of Forgotten Dreams (2011)

Release Date April 29, 2011 Director Werner Herzog Screenplay Werner Herzog Distributed By IFC Films Documentary, Family Rated NR 90 minutes Cave Of Forgotten Dreams Werner Herzog is an effective documentarian. To put it simply, if Herzog is excited about a particular subject matter, he implores the audience to become excited about that same subject. In one of his latest documentaries, Cave of Forgotten … Read More Proof Review: Cave Of Forgotten Dreams (2011)

Oscars Watch: Werner Herzog’s Into The Abyss Snubbed by the Academy

Believe it or not, but after 49 years in the business and over 40 films credited as director (over 20 of those films being documentaries), German director Werner Herzog (known mainly for “Grizzly Man” and “Rescue Dawn”) has only been recognized by the Academy once (a nomination for Best Documentary for “Encounters at the End of the World” in 2008). Though I have not yet … Read More Oscars Watch: Werner Herzog’s Into The Abyss Snubbed by the Academy

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2011 Oscars Challenge: Exit Through The Gift Shop

2011 Oscar Challenge: “Exit Through The Gift Shop” (2010)
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