The once glorious and beloved Maysles brothers made some of the best… MoreThe once glorious and beloved Maysles brothers made some of the best documentaries of all time, including "Grey Gardens" and "Gimme Shelter." The Maysles (pronounced like hazels) have a legacy that has remained consistent in the past twenty years, even with the death of David in 1987. Albert Maysles passed just this past March, and his last film is a testament to the Maysles constant of capturing crazy interesting figures in their prime.
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I was unaware of the cult that is Don Hertzfeldt until I was… MoreI was unaware of the cult that is Don Hertzfeldt until I was introduced to this film one lonesome night, sitting alone with a big bowel of popcorn. I was loopy from some prescription painkillers that I was taking for my back, and I wanted to watch something light, perhaps happy, to soothe my restless mind. Boy was I wrong to choose this film, which for all manner of purposes is one of the most ruthless, hard-hearted pieces of animation I have ever seen.
Hannah Fidell is still a fledgling in the world of Mumblecore, a genre… MoreHannah Fidell is still a fledgling in the world of Mumblecore, a genre that hasn't changed much since its inception in 2004/2005. This is only her second full length feature, after her breakthrough "A Teacher," but she is already proving why her voice is worth noting in the cacophony of angst that is indie filmmaking. The film was produced by the Duplass Brothers, famous for their own innovation and love of the genre.
Chris Messina is starting to become a force to be reckoned with.… MoreChris Messina is starting to become a force to be reckoned with. Though he has been a star of indie faire for the past ten years or so, he broke out in the Hulu (formerly Fox) show "The Mindy Project." In this indie film he is both the director and a bit player in a story of a young woman beginning again while still at the start of her life. Though it is a film we have all seen before, it is flavored by Messina's domineering presence, just off-screen.
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