“The Tears Thing” is a story sharp as a knife, or rather – painful as a bullet piercing human flash, and it was one of the contenders of the Orizzonti shorts competition at the Venice International Film festival.
This archival biography film from Meghan Fredrich is fascinating viewing, not just for fans of musician, actor and writer Deborah Harry but for anyone interested in studying the mechanisms of mainstream media.
What a strange and, frankly, indescribable viewing experience it is, right from its overly long title taken from an out of context line of dialogue fired by one of the film’s characters. But, knowing something about the filmography of the Sicilian satirist and documentarist Franco Maresco, The Mafia Is No Longer What It Used to […]
As we all know, laughter is therapeutic. It raises the level of hormones responsible for feeling happy. If it is natural and hearty, that is. Probably everyone could and should find something to laugh about for a short period of time each day. And that is one of the key premises of Tim Robins’ documentary […]
When the fire broke out at the rock club Colectiv in Bucharest, Romania during the concert of a local heavy metal band, 27 of the visitors died instantly and about 180 injured were rushed into hospitals. The public was outraged not only because of the low fire security standards (the club operated without the fire exit), but also because what happened next: the subsequent death of 37 more people at the hospitals whose burns weren’t possible to treat, because they also harbored some of the most vicious hospital bacteria.
Alex Gibney is one of the world’s most prolific documentarians with an average of two titles in different formats (film, TV series), styles and genres every year as a director only. He is even more active as a producer. His is a man of reputation partly due to his high releasing tempo and partly because […]