Ron Howard’s documentary Rebuilding Paradise is the story of survival, resilience, and coming together. After a wildfire devastated the town of Paradise, California in 2018, the community had to decide how to move forward. Rebuilding Paradise is their story. On… Read More ›
Inna Blokhina is the director for the documentary She is the Ocean. Following the stories of cliff divers, shark swimmers, surfers, marine biologists and lovers of the sea, we discover the commonalities humans have with the water. Here, Blokhina speaks… Read More ›
From California to North Carolina and many grooves in between, filmmakers Kevin Smokler and Christopher Boone take audiences onto a journey into the power of music and resurrection of the classic medium of vinyl records in the doc Vinyl Nation…. Read More ›
Director Tali Yankelevich’s “My Darling Supermarket (Meu Querido Supermercado)” explores the macro and micro elements of a fractal existence. [Indie Memphis Film Festival]
Much of our lives are mundane. We wake, we eat, we work, we eat, we sleep, we wake. In a way, life is a recursive action, predictable and endless. Where many would see a paralyzing dread, director Tali Yankelevich sees… Read More ›
Director Ja’Tovia Gary’s “The Giverny Document (Single Channel)” challenges its audience to consider the emotional weight of ignorance. [Indie Memphis Film Festival]
Artist Ja’Tovia Gary is a provocateur, a demonstrator, and a rebel. She uses her art as a means of proclaiming her space, her ideas, and her life as something of incredible value. None of this should be necessary, which appears… Read More ›
A Conversation with director James Fletcher and former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci.
Director James Fletcher seeks to capture a balanced view of how a reality show host and celebrity could rise to the office of the President of the United States in the documentary The Accidental President. Here, Fletcher and former White… Read More ›
Documentaries are tricky to make, but they’re also a bit more challenging to review than your standard and more conventional type of movie. That’s due to the fact that you really don’t have characters, performances, or anything else to really… Read More ›
Serving as an official White House photographer for President Ronald Reagan and President Barack Obama, Pete Souza has been an invisible presence on the front lines of American history. Souza has a unique perspective and intimate understanding of the authentic… Read More ›
Spike Lee brings David Byrne’s once in a lifetime musical experience “American Utopia” to HBO and HBO Max.
On October 9th, The Broadway League announced, to the severe disappointment of theatre professionals and fans, that Broadway will remain closed until June 2021. It’s difficult to imagine that the musicals, concerts, and plays that have been a New York… Read More ›
Alzheimer’s is often described as a “long goodbye.” It’s a progressive disease which slowly robs the individual of their memories and facilities, up to the point of loss of all communication skills and the inability to engage with anything around… Read More ›
Imagine leaving the country you’ve always known all in search of freedom, opportunity and your place in the world. Directors Lydia Schamschula & Jeremy Glaholt share the story of making the documentary A Step Without Feet with Noel T. Manning II…. Read More ›
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 ›