Tag: documentary

Greetings from Queertown: Orlando

Greetings from Queertown: Orlando

Screen Reviews

A peek into Orlando’s Gay scene reveals and exciting and vibrant community. Carl F. Gauze reviews Greetings from Queertown: Orlando, presented at the 2023 Florida Film Festival.

Sirens

Sirens

Screen Reviews

The fact that the band Slaves to Sirens exists is impressive, but that they live, love, and breathe to play metal takes things to another level. Sirens documents the journey. Review by Charles DJ Deppner.

Dennis and Lois

Dennis and Lois

Screen Reviews

Music superfans Lois and Dennis have been attending concerts and befriending musicians since the ’70s. The couple shares their obsessive music fandom with the rest of the world in this quirky, charming documentary.

Bachman

Screen Reviews

He was the creative driver of the original incarnation of The Guess Who, and the originator of Bachman-Turner Overdrive. For Canadian rock fans, he is an icon, but for American fans, he’s just “oh yeah, that guy.”

Talal Derki

Talal Derki

Interviews

Generoso speaks with director, Talal Derki, about his Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature nominated film, Of Fathers and Sons.

Dawson City : Frozen Time

Screen Reviews

Dawson, North West Territory, Canada had one of the biggest gold strikes ever. Silent movies entertained the miners between gambling and drinking, but the films were later dumped into the permafrost.

The Burningmoore Deaths

Screen Reviews

Former Queensryche lead singer Geoff Tate stars as a father-turned-murderer who wreaks havoc on the crew of a home improvement show in an interesting mash-up of faux documentary and found footage horror movie.

Circus Kid

Screen Reviews

Living in the circus ring is hard enough, but when your dad is your coach and clowning partner, the emotional pratfalls devastate.

Elstree 1976

Elstree 1976

Screen Reviews

Meet the minor and only vaguely famous actors from the original Star Wars movie.

The Babushkas of Chernobyl

The Babushkas of Chernobyl

Screen Reviews

Russian women are tough. Meet a collection of them who survived Chernobyl and then snuck back in to live out their days on their radioactive old homesteads.

The Color of Noise

The Color of Noise

Screen Reviews

Nearly two hour documentary focusing on Amphetamine Reptile Records, responsible for releasing some of the noisiest punk-inspired music in the ’90s, including Helmet, Melvins, and Tar.

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Swans

Swans

Event Reviews

40 years on, Michael Gira and Swans continue to bring a ritualistic experience that needs to be heard in order to be believed. Featured photo by Reese Cann.

Eclipse 2024

Eclipse 2024

Features

The biggest astronomical event of the decade coincides with a long overdue trip to Austin, Texas.

Sun Ra

Sun Ra

Music Reviews

At the Showcase: Live in Chicago 1976/1977 (Jazz Detective). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

Dark Water

Dark Water

Screen Reviews

J-Horror classic Dark Water (2002) makes the skin crawl with an unease that lasts long after the film is over. Phil Bailey reviews the new Arrow Video release.