Tag: documentary

MVFF38, The Weekdays (Mon-Thurs)

By Daniel Barnes I’ve reached the point of #MVFF38 where the buffet line of cinematic options that once seemed so appetizing has come to feel more like an indigestible eating challenge. Going into the final weekend of the festival, I have screened eighteen #MVFF38 films, and it feels […]

In Theaters – “The Green Prince”

The Green Prince (2014; Dir.: Nadav Schirman) GRADE: B By Mike Dub Earlier this week, in his review of Kill the Messenger, Daniel Barnes echoed a common complaint about a great deal of films that are based on true stories: “It only shows how much more interesting an intelligent […]

In Theaters (SF) – “To Be Takei”

To Be Takei (2014; Dir.: Jennifer M. Kroot) GRADE: C- By Mike Dub *Now playing at the Sundance Kabuki in San Francisco. To Be Takei, an unfocused celebrity puff piece on actor and activist George Takei, falls into the same trap that many biopics and documentary profiles do: it tries […]