Billed as “The definitive documentary about the history of Hollywood Stuntwomen,” Shout! Studios’s Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story takes what was captured in Mollie Gregory’s book of the same name and catapults it onto screens everywhere. The trailer for this… Read More ›
Documentary “All In: The Fight for Democracy” is a compelling proclamation that our democratic republic cannot function when we devalue the voting process.
Let me ask you something: What is the responsibility of the legislative branch of the United States government? Where does the Constitution of the United States place the final authority on decisions in our country? Which officer presides over an… Read More ›
“Pretending I’m a Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story” is perfectly aimed at fans of the legacy franchise, not at a casual audience.
Fingerflip. Varial. Kickflip. 360 Shove It. 900. If these words mean anything at all to you, chances are you’re either a skater or a Tony Hawk Pro Skater. The game itself released in September 1999, long after the skateboarding boom… Read More ›
In this interview, Thomas Manning sits down with directors David Darg and Price James, the filmmakers behind the Fantasia Film Festival selection documentary, You Cannot Kill David Arquette. Branded as the most hated man in wrestling after winning a highly… Read More ›
Documentary “Class Action Park” is incredibly riveting and oddly fun, despite it serious nature. [Fantasia Film Festival]
Ah, amusement parks; the sites of “controlled fun” that you either love or loathe. Whether you like the themes and characters of something like Disney World, the rides and thrills of Carowinds, or the wet-and-splashy water park fun of Wet… Read More ›
“Reel Conversations” highlights filmmakers featured in the 21st Annual International Real to Reel Film Festival. On this episode of “Reel Conversations,” Thomas Manning speaks with Samantha McLeod, writer, director, for The Thief. The Thief is a dark, suspenseful short with… Read More ›
“Reel Conversations” highlights filmmakers featured in the 21st Annual International Real to Reel Film Festival. On this episode of “Reel Conversations,” Thomas Manning speaks with Rachael Morrison, director for Elvers. Elvers takes viewers to Ellsworth, Maine and into an exploration… Read More ›
Elements of Madness contributor Lindsey Dunn recently had the opportunity to interview Tyler Smith, creator of the video essay Reel Redemption: The Rise of Christian Cinema. Hollywood and the Church make for odd bedfellows. But the success of many faith-based movies… Read More ›
“Reel Redemption: The Rise of Christian Cinema” reflects on the shaky relationship of Hollywood and the Church.
Adjunct professor and lifelong lover of film Tyler Smith takes a historical deep dive into the sometimes contentious relationship between Hollywood and the big-C Church in his 96-minute video essay, Reel Redemption: The Rise of Christian Cinema. Rather than attempt… Read More ›
Director Gabe Polsky (producer and director for award-winning docs for projects like Red Army and I Search of Greatness) chats with Noel T. Manning about Red Penguins, the documentary which explores Russia in the early 90’s through the backdrop of… Read More ›
Justin McConnell is a filmmaker who knows the twisted roads, and the hills and valleys of independent cinema. In this Meet me at the Movies extra, McConnell chats with Noel T. Manning II about his documentary Clapboard Jungle: Surviving the… Read More ›
Fantasia International Film Festival Selection, “Morgana,” is a must-see story for women of all ages. [Fantasia Film Festival]
Among the list of things that you might expect to save your life one day, perhaps one of the least likely is a night with an escort and a headfirst dive into the world of feminist pornography production. For middle-aged… Read More ›
Founded in 1935 by The American Legion, Boys State is an event in which young men from around the country gather in various cities for one week to get immersed in politics. In its lengthy history, past members like William… Read More ›
“Reel Conversations” highlights filmmakers behind official Real to Reel Film Festival Selections. On this episode of “Reel Conversations,” Thomas Manning speaks with Kay Rubacek, writer/director for Finding Courage. Originally slated as an 8-minute doc short, Finding Courage evolved when Rubacek… Read More ›
For every actor, director, writer, composer, there’s typically a singular piece they call back to as the thing, the object that inspired within them the need to create. If you mention Little Shop of Horrors (1986), The Little Mermaid (1989),… Read More ›
HBO Documentary Films’s “Stockton On My Mind” creates a new story around impoverished towns and highlights the strength of local communities.
The 2020 American presidential election is well underway, one that may prove to be the most interesting (or frustrating) elections of the past few decades as the candidates navigate campaign strategies in the midst of a global pandemic. As voters… Read More ›
“Reel Conversations” highlights filmmakers behind official Real to Reel Film Festival Selections. On this episode of “Reel Conversations,” Thomas Manning speaks with Rafael Duarte, the writer, director, and cinematographer of the incredible nature/sports documentary, Beyond Dreams. This documentary has been… Read More ›
Mind-bending docu-puzzle “In Bright Axiom” sets out to defy expectations, but gets lost in its ambition.
If you spend time with kids on a regular basis, then at some point you’ve probably been asked to play a confusing game with vague rules and unclear objectives that the kids invented themselves. It might be a live-action-role-playing-game that… Read More ›
“A rocker, a brooder, a loner, a knife-carrier, a hell cat, a wild cat, a storm child, refugee from the frightened city of Detroit.” This quote from acclaimed journalist Philip Norman flashes on-screen in the opening of the Liam Firmager-directed… Read More ›