Post Profile


Documentaries about events in the somewhat-distant past tend to speak in a familiar visual vocabulary. If you see enough films along those lines, you get used to the tricks, and they can make the events themselves, however gripping, feel perfunctory—especially re-enactments, which tend to be either so overproduced that you wonder why they just didn't go ahead and make a dramatic film with actors, or else so abstract (silhouettes, blurred faces, closeups of hands and feet and clothing de tails) that the movie seems to have been put together from a mass-produced "make your own documentary" kit.
read more


Related Posts

Tips and tricks for maximizing efficiency in Tiny Tower

Entertainment / Video Games : Destructoid

Tiny Tower may not be everyone's cup of tea, but that hasn't stopped me from obsessing over it and playing it way too much in the past week. In that time, I've encountered a couple of tricks to make my tower run like a well-oiled ma...

Gleason is inspiring, challenging, and a documentary everyone should see

Sports : Awful Announcing

As entertaining and compelling as sports documentaries can be, these sorts of films can fall into a familiar format, regardless of the subject or story being followed. However, Gleason, the new documentary about former NFL player St...

CMA Awards 2016 Updates and Preview: Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley to Host the Event; Joseph Kahn Working on a Star-Studded Music Video

Religion / Christianity : The Christian Post

In celebration of CMA's 50th year in the country music industry, this year's overall event is revved up twice than the past years' productions.

The second season of musical parody 'Documentary Now!' is like ''Saturday Night Live' all over again'

Business & Finance : Money & Co

“Get ready for a lot more of this,” a spotlighted  Bill Hader said from the stage as he scanned a dark San Gabriel Mission Playhouse during filming for the IFC series “Documentary Now!” “Waiting around,” he added as the crew reset f...

July 29, 2013: Our Movie of the Week Club reconvenes! Cookie Monster reviews Stargate!

Genres / Sci Fi : Joseph Mallozzi's Weblog

Monster not familiar wit Stargate series starring MacGyver and RuPaul so left somewhat confused by dis film dat be reminiscent of de old Crosby and Hope road movies – but wit more killing and androgyny. Movie open in distant past wh...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC