Tag: documentary

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.

Do I Sound Gay?

Do I Sound Gay?

Screen Reviews

A man seeks the answer to the unanswerable question “Why do I talk like a girl?”

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Henry V

Henry V

Archikulture Digest

Blood, guts, and kicking butt in France — it’s the age-old story of Shakespeare. Carl F. Gauze once again enjoys the salacious violence and complicated plot points of Henry V, in the moody dark of Orlando Shakes.

New Music Now 011: Nora O’Connor

New Music Now 011: Nora O’Connor

Features

On today’s New Music Now, Judy Craddock talks to our musical guest, Nora O’Connor, about her solo album, My Heart, and the captivating new music she’s listening to right now. Tune in for great music, and more ’90s references than you can shake a scrunchie at.

Big Time Gambling Boss

Big Time Gambling Boss

Screen Reviews

Writer Kazuo Kasahara and director Kôsaku Yamashita transcend genre conventions to create the memorable film Big Time Gambling Boss. Phil Bailey reviews.

Frank Bello

Frank Bello

Features

Frank Bello’s new memoir Fathers, Brothers, and Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, and Anthrax takes us from a New York childhood, to Anthrax stadium tours, to fatherhood with the charming informality of a conversation with an old friend. Then I’m Gone, Bello’s first solo EP, provides accompaniment. Joe Frietze reviews.