It's not very often the Casual Cinecast does a documentary as their main review, but They Shall Not Grow Old was just too interesting to pass up. Mike, Justin and Chris head to the theater to see Peter Jackon's new World War I documentary, as it has (finally) gotten a proper theatrical release! There are also some opinions in regards to the Academy Awards 2019 announcements last week, and more!
Comedy comes in all shapes and sizes and some can be...a little shitty? Well at least when we're referencing the Sklar Brothers' new documentary Poop Talk. Cinelinx had the change to speak to the brothers about their upcoming film. The documentary revolves around exactly that: poop. Randy and Jason Sklar interviewed over 50 comedians and comedic actors about the topic, including themselves. Those familiar with the Sklar brothers comedy may be curious as to why they decided to do a fecal-centric documentary because they're not known for their blue (or should we say brown?) humor. Their pal, writer/director of the film, Aaron N. Feldman, proposed the idea to them and they had to think about it. “We had our own reservations,” explained Randy Sklar, “we thought about it then went back to him and said here's the movie we want to make – smart, honest discussion with funny friends...mixed in with scientists that give the information and we make a funny, smart, high brow – as much as we can – documentary about a difficult, taboo subject.” So Poop Talk was born.
Massimo Guarini and Steven Wilson are joined by Jess Cope and Hajo Muller in this exclusive Part 2 video for the Making of The Last Day of June!
The amazing true story of the greatest fan film ever made is coming home on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital!
"Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey" premiered at SXSW, and we have pictures and a clip from the upcoming documentary.
Why I'm Not On Facebook travels great lengths to explore its titular question. It follows Brant Pinvidic, as he contemplates whether or not to join the social phenomenon that's taken over the masses. He interviews family, friends, and celebrities about their personal experiences with Facebook. Pindivic wants us to be aware of the consequences good/bad, although he's most blatantly opposed to the social network as evidenced by the trailer (Which you can see here). Check out our exclusive clip below to see some of Pinvidic's travails.
After a screening of the often gorgeous documentary Maiko: Dancing Child, I discussed some of the formal elements and cogitations with director Åse Svenheim Drivenes and her subject, Prima Ballerina Maiko Nishino. Together we touched on authenticity vs construction in the documentary form and reveal an epilogue to Maiko's story.
Maiko: Dancing Child chronicles a prima ballerina's conflict of interests. She wants to become a mother and she wants to retain her skill and career peak at the Norwegian National Ballet. But can she fulfill both demands and retain her role as Odette and Odille in Swan Lake? Look for the film to find out!
The Star Wars Prequel trilogy gets a lot of hate, but there's a new documentary on the way by fans and filmmakers who believe the films get a bad reputation and seeks to defend it's place in the galaxy far, far away...but it needs your help to happen.