Generation Wealth review

“Societies accrue their greatest wealth at the moment they face death,” says one of the talking heads in the opening seconds of Generation Wealth, setting the tone for a documentary that takes a deep dive into the excesses of societies across the globe and surfaces with some disturbing results.

You may recognize Lauren Greenfield as the filmmaker behind the 2012 documentary The Queen of Versailles, which documented a mega-rich Florida family’s attempt to construct the largest house in the United States. But that’s only one instance of the hundreds of similar cases Greenfield has tackled in her 25-year career as a photographer, and the examination of exorbitance and its effects has been a thematic throughline of nearly all of her work. Generation Wealth essentially serves as a summation and dissection of her entire career as she delves back into the lives of rappers, pageant kids, porn stars, and high-powered finance executives to discover how the American Dream became so mutated. Read More »

The Road Movie review

The Road Movie is more of a YouTube compilation than a documentary.

If you’ve spent any time on the internet, you may have come across some of the many, many compilation videos of cars getting into accidents. What you may not know is that most of them come from Russian dashcam cameras. The Road Movie is nothing but 70 minutes of this footage, loosely tied together without much of a narrative string. For some viewers, that will be more than enough. A handpicked collection of some of the most extreme moments ever seen from a car? It’s intense in ways that no fictional film could ever be, and guaranteed to show you things you will (hopefully) never face. On the flipside, it’s an invasive look into people’s lives, making you a peeping tom giddy to see the next accident.

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Pandas trailer

Who wants to click on a bunch of individual trailers when you can have them all together in one convenient place? Our latest trailer round-up is here to make your life a little easier by bringing together a handful of trailers that may have slipped through the cracks. Here we have the nature documentary Pandas, the comedy The Boy Downstairs, the Gloria Allred Netflix doc Seeing Allred, the Albanian horror film Bloodlands and the Sundance World Cinema Opening Film Loveling.

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Cosmos Season 2

With the Television Critics Association winter tour continuing over the weekend, news has been plentiful on new and returning TV shows on all the various broadcast/cable networks and streaming services. Today, we have word on the fate of two shows, one that will continue after lying dormant for a few years, and another that has come to an end after just two seasons.

Fox and National Geographic have given a second season order to the science documentary series revival Cosmos while Netflix have opted not to order a third season of Maria Bamford‘s acclaimed comedy series Lady Dynamite. Find out more about the news on each of these shows below. Read More »

Hulu - March of the Penguins Sequel

Joel Stillerman, Chief Content Officer at Hulu, opened the steaming service’s Television Critics Association panels with a series of announcements about upcoming new projects, including a March of the Penguins sequel, a Catch-22 series starring George Clooney, and a deal with Blumhouse Television for the anthology horror series we heard about recently. Read More »

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Best Movies Streaming Ghost Story

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) 

How’s 2018 going for everyone? We’re not even a full month into this new year yet, but personally, I’m already exhausted. Thank heavens for movies, that’s all I can say. Movies can be a great balm for the soul – a reminder that even when everything is a terrible mess, there are still folks out there making great art, and trying like hell to make that art connect with an audience.

Which brings us to this edition of Now Stream This. As always, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best movies streaming right now. There’s something for everyone here: drama, horror, comedy, documentary. I’m not going to say you will personally love every movie on this list, but I sure as heck hope you’ll try to love every movie on this list. This installment features a ghost story unlike any other captured on film before, an hilarious movie with puppets, a documentary about a shocking moment in sports history, a long-delayed horror movie, a one-man-show, a quirky comedy, an existential crime thriller, a cerebral nightmare, and a doc about a Stephen King adaptation. It’s time for the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming.

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trailer roundup billy zane

We cover so much stuff here at /Film, but sometimes a trailer slips through the cracks. That’s where a trailer round-up comes in handy! This latest trailer roundup features the biblical epic Samson, the new HBO series Barry, the horror sequel/reboot Victory Crowley, the Sundance film PityMay It Last, a documentary about the Avett Brothers, and the comedy The Female Brain.

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Dirty Money trailer

Corporate con artists and swindlers have a spotlight turned on them by Netflix’s new documentary series Dirty Money. Documentary filmmaking machine Alex Gibney and others helm six episodes that tackle corporate greed and corruption and the depressing reality that is the modern world as we know it. The exciting Dirty Money trailer awaits you below.

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FredHeads Documentary Trailer

Every franchise has their hardcore fans, and that’s especially true in the horror community. With eight films released since 1984 (not counting the remake from 2010), the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise has amassed a large number of fans, and now they’re getting a documentary for them to show off their passion for that dream haunting madman Freddy Krueger.

FredHeads is a documentary hoping to shine a light on this fervent fanbase by not just showing much they love the clawed killer and his wisecracking, but how they’ve created a supportive community that has become an important part in the lives of many fans around the world.

There’s a FredHeads trailer you can watch below, but if you want to see the movie, the filmmakers are looking for some support on IndieGogo in order to finish the project. Read More »

The Collection - Morning Watch

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a documentary short takes a look at an incredible collection of letterpress plates used to create movie advertisements in newspapers. Plus, find out about a Jurassic Park 25th anniversary contest, and watch a trailer for a gritty adaptation of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Read More »