It Could Be Game Over for a Onetime King of Donkey Kong

It Could Be Game Over for a Onetime King of Donkey Kong

The dispute over who was the primary to attain a million factors within the basic Donkey Kong arcade recreation has captivated players for greater than a decade. The battle was even the topic of an award-winning 2007 documentary, “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.” Earlier this month, after an extensive forensic analysis, the […]

Review: ‘After Auschwitz’ Looks at Six Survivors and Their Lives

Review: ‘After Auschwitz’ Looks at Six Survivors and Their Lives

Photo Renee Firestone is one in every of six survivors featured in “After Auschwitz.” Credit James Moll/Passion River Films The anguish that underlies “After Auschwitz” is profound. Yet hope nonetheless sparkles all through this documentary, which tells the tales of six Jewish girls who survived the Nazi demise machine and went on to rebuild their […]

Review: A Reverent Elvis Doc Separates the Trailblazer From His Tragedy

Review: A Reverent Elvis Doc Separates the Trailblazer From His Tragedy

The documentary presents Presley’s relationship to African-American music as one among affinity and appreciation, not exploitation. “Elvis and Elvis’s music pointed to black culture and said, ‘This is filled with the force of life,’” Mr. Springsteen feedback. “If you want to be an American, this is something you need to pay attention to.” The excerpt […]

Review: ‘Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami’ Finds the Model, Singer, Actress, Person

Review: ‘Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami’ Finds the Model, Singer, Actress, Person

Photo Grace Jones within the documentary “Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami.” Credit Kino Lorber Nudity has by no means appeared to trouble Grace Jones. Her artwork has thrived, partly, on a bodily candor that each shocked folks and redrew the boundaries of style, magnificence and eroticism round her masculinity, ebony pores and skin and unrelenting […]

Review: ‘Hitler’s Hollywood’ Unearths the Cinema of the Third Reich

Review: ‘Hitler’s Hollywood’ Unearths the Cinema of the Third Reich

Photo A scene from the documentary “Hitler’s Hollywood.” Credit Kino Lorber If Joseph Goebbels strived to create a Nazi cinema that matched Hollywood’s, then what of the outcomes? “Hitler’s Hollywood,” an essay movie that makes use of clips to discover the aesthetics, attitudes and messages of German cinema from 1933 to 1945, has some solutions […]

Why A.I. First Spoke With a Canadian Accent: The Canada Letter

Why A.I. First Spoke With a Canadian Accent: The Canada Letter

As I used to be on the point of go away the movie board, I believed that that is an curiosity of mine and that I might dig a bit deeper into it and so I wrote to Douglas Rain. Did the movie have the same impact on Mr. Rain? Photo Douglas Rain on the […]

Review: In ‘Good Luck,’ Miners in Serbia and Suriname Share a Cinematic Link

Review: In ‘Good Luck,’ Miners in Serbia and Suriname Share a Cinematic Link

Photo A scene from “Good Luck,” directed by Ben Russell. Credit Ben Russell/KinoElektron Ben Russell’s experimental documentary “Good Luck” places two teams of people that won’t ever meet in non secular dialog. The first half paperwork work in a Serbian copper mine whose staff toil every day, generally for years, in an surroundings the place […]

Grace Jones on a Lifetime of Doing Whatever She Pleases

Grace Jones on a Lifetime of Doing Whatever She Pleases

“The stage Grace, it’s not a facade, it’s not a fake — it’s a manifestation,” stated Ms. Fiennes, a British filmmaker and sister of the actors Ralph and Joseph, who has additionally made movies in regards to the Slovenian thinker Slavoj Zizek and the painter Anselm Kiefer. “Grace is always living the limitless possibilities of […]

Review: Al Pacino’s Journey With Wilde’s ‘Salomé’

Review: Al Pacino’s Journey With Wilde’s ‘Salomé’

Photo Al Pacino in “Wilde Salomé,” which he directed. Credit Salome Productions During the opening titles of “Wilde Salomé,” it proclaims itself as “a story about an obsession.” Early on within the documentary chronicling each a movie and a theater manufacturing of the Oscar Wilde play, Estelle Parsons, the nice actor, asks Al Pacino, the […]