‘CinemAddicts’ Podcast Interview With ‘Eating Animals’ Director Christopher Quinn

Eating Animals, based on Jonathan Safran Foer's book, takes an in-depth look at the destructive nature of factory farming. Directed by Christopher Quinn and narrated by Natalie Portman (who also produces), Eating Animals is a documentary that is definitely worth checking out. Below is the audio of my interview with Quinn. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || … Continue reading ‘CinemAddicts’ Podcast Interview With ‘Eating Animals’ Director Christopher Quinn

Blu-Ray Spotlight: ‘Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis’ (Our Friends)

Directed by Colin Hanks, Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) centers on the band's return to Paris in February 2016, three months after the attack at Bataclan Theatre. The 84-minute documentary is a candid look at how the group, obviously still reeling from the tragedy, united to put music and their fans (and family) … Continue reading Blu-Ray Spotlight: ‘Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis’ (Our Friends)

Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts Shine a Spotlight on Syria

As someone with a short attention span who also embraces opportunities to learn more about the world, I have always appreciated the allure of documentary shorts. As usual, however, the 2017 crop of Academy Award nominees in the Documentary Shorts category fixate on weighty, worldwide topics: Three out of the five nominees deal with the … Continue reading Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts Shine a Spotlight on Syria

Nominations For ACE Eddie Awards Announced

  The American Cinema Editors (ACE) have announced their nominations for the 67th Annual ACE Eddie Awards. Spotlighting outstanding editor work in film, television, and documentaries, the ACE Eddie Awards will be held Friday, January 27 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The full list of nominees are available after the jump.   Director/producer J.J. Abrams … Continue reading Nominations For ACE Eddie Awards Announced

Exclusive Q&A: ‘By Sidney Lumet’ Director Nancy Buirski

  Season 31 of American Masters premieres with the eye-opening and immersive documentary By Sidney Lumet. Directed by Nancy Buirski (The Loving Story), the feature takes an in-depth look at Lumet's lifelong cinematic (and humanistic) passions. Culling from his extensive body of work and a 2008 interview conducted by Daniel Anker, Buirski crafts an illuminating … Continue reading Exclusive Q&A: ‘By Sidney Lumet’ Director Nancy Buirski

‘Chicago’ Documentary Acquired by FilmRise And CNN Films

  FilmRise has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to director Peter Pardini's Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago. Stateside fans of the seminal rock band can catch the documentary on New Year's Day 2017, as CNN Films has the U.S. broadcast distribution rights. The New Year's Day premiere of Now More Than Ever: … Continue reading ‘Chicago’ Documentary Acquired by FilmRise And CNN Films

Penny Lane Goes “NUTS!” With Inventive Documentary

  The documentary NUTS! centers on John Romulus Brinkley, a Kansas doctor who, in 1917, "discovered" that transplanting goat testicles into men cured impotence. Brinkley's story didn't end with this obviously ridiculous assertion, as his business acumen led to his being a radio pioneer, a pillar to his community and family man, and an obscenely … Continue reading Penny Lane Goes “NUTS!” With Inventive Documentary

Exclusive: Moon Zappa Talks ‘Eat That Question: Frank Zappa In His Own Words’

  Author and artist Moon Zappa has thrown her full support behind Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words, a documentary that takes a clear-eyed, incisive look at one of music's most iconic and diverse talents. It must be hard to throw in an artistic, critical analysis of one's parents, but Moon Zappa was … Continue reading Exclusive: Moon Zappa Talks ‘Eat That Question: Frank Zappa In His Own Words’

Exclusive: ‘My Father’s Vietnam’ Interview With Director Soren Sorensen

Now available for pre-order on iTunes and Vudu, My Father's Vietnam centers on the experiences of three men who served in the Vietnam War. Director Soren Sorensen initially started the project to learn more about his own father's (Peter Sorensen) experiences in the military, and what evolved over last decade turned into something much larger … Continue reading Exclusive: ‘My Father’s Vietnam’ Interview With Director Soren Sorensen

Blu-Ray: ‘The Decline of Western Civilization’ Spotlights Punk Rock’s L.A. Ascension

  For those few not in the know, The Decline of Western Civilization is a seminal documentary directed by Penelope Spheeris. The project takes an in-depth look at the 1980 Los Angeles punk scene as seen through the eyes of such bands as Black Flag, X, The Germs, Catholic Discipline, and Circle Jerks. The Decline … Continue reading Blu-Ray: ‘The Decline of Western Civilization’ Spotlights Punk Rock’s L.A. Ascension