Posted on Friday, September 11th, 2015 by Angie Han
It’s been six years since Michael Moore put out a new documentary, and longer than that since he reached the height of his power with Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine. But he’s back on screen now with Where to Invade Next, which appears to be a surprisingly sunny look at social programs and policies in other countries. The film had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival this week, and the first reactions have started rolling in. Get the Where to Invade Next early buzz after the jump. Read More »
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“Doc Brown doesn’t drive a f*cking Mustang.” That’s just one of the great tidbits that comes to light in Back in Time, a new documentary that takes a nostalgic look at the classic time travel adventure Back to the Future.
With almost all the talking heads you could ever want, this documentary chronicles the inception of Back to the Future, from writer Bob Gale‘s thoughts of what it would be like if he went to high school with his father, talks about how the iconic DeLorean time machine came to be (and was almost a refrigerator or a Ford Mustang), and looks at the enduring legacy of the film franchise.
Watch the Back in Time trailer after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 11th, 2015 by Angie Han
As teased earlier this summer, Michael Moore is back this fall with Where to Go Next, his first documentary since 2009’s Capitalism: A Love Story. Based on that title, you might assume, quite reasonably, that the film is about America’s neverending cycle of war. Instead, Moore travels the globe to consider how the American Dream could be improved by implementing successful policies from abroad. Watch the Where to Invade Next teaser after the jump. Read More »
Guitarist Keith Richards has been chronicled many times in documentaries about The Rolling Stones during the band’s five decades of existence. (One of those docs, the very rarely seen Cocksucker Blues, just played for the lucky attendees of Telluride, for which I’m quite jealous.)
But as the title of the documentary Keith Richards: Under the Influence suggests, this new film is “just” a Keith Richards documentary, giving the artist a solo spolight. Directed by Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville, whose recent films are 20 Feet From Stardom and Best Of Enemies, the film profiles Richards as he crafts his new solo record Crosseyed Heart, which draws its own influence from early American folk and blues artists. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
After dropping a back-to-back double album in 2013, pop sensation Justin Timberlake embarked on the 20/20 Experience World Tour, a 134-date global concert tour spread out over 14 months that took him to five different continents, delivering concerts where he was playing 30 songs some nights. The man is a true performer.
But if you weren’t lucky enough to see Timberlake perform live, that doesn’t mean you won’t get a taste of what his live performance in concert was like, because Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme, who currently has Ricki and the Flash with Meryl Streep in theaters right now, is working on a Justin Timberlake concert documentary chronicling the last night of the tour. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, August 28th, 2015 by Angie Han
At 15, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head for asserting that girls should be educated. But not only did the bullet fail to silence her, it gave her a more powerful voice than ever before.
The incident attracted international attention to Yousafzai’s cause, and widespread praise for Yousafzai herself. In 2014, at 17 years old, she became the youngest-ever recepient of a Nobel Prize. Now, at 18, she’s the subject of a new documentary by acclaimed director Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman). Watch the He Named Me Malala trailer after the jump. Read More »
The idea of nostalgia for a record store is probably not even a thing for audiences under a certain age, but to anyone who sought out new and unusual music and all the cultural attachments that came with it, the best Tower Records locations around the world, from Los Angeles to new York, London, and Tokyo, were regular stops.
Colin Hanks documents the history of Tower Records in the documentary All Things Must Pass, and he’s scored a great lineup of interviews to bring that history to life. Tower was the place a bunch of my weirdo friends found jobs in the ’80s and ’90s, just as Dave Grohl says; it was the place to find Japanese imports of weird jazz records, supporting Elton John‘s assertion; it was, as others in the film will tell you, a place where the employees usually knew their stuff.
The All Things Must Pass trailer is a good introduction to the film; check it out below. Read More »
If you’re a loyal reader of SlashFilm, then you’re likely already very well acquainted with Stephen Tobolowsky. He’s a very gifted character actor who has been in over 200 movies and TV shows, with some of his recognizable roles being Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day and Sammy Jankis in Memento, not to mention recurring roles on Deadwood, Glee, The Goldbergs and more.
As you may know, our own David Chen has been working on a movie chronicling Stephen Tobolowsky’s life as told by the actor himself, and we’ve even followed along the filmmaking process with him. Now The Primary Instinct trailer has arrived to tease Tobolowsky’s intimate talk on life, love and the entertainment industry. Read More »
Update From Editor Peter Sciretta: HBO has finally released a full trailer for Project Greenlight, which begins airing September 13th 2015 at 10:00pm. Hit the jump to watch the new Project Greenlight trailer.
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