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Short Sweet Film Festival
Short Sweet Film Festival
Short Sweet Film Festival

Now in its second year, the Short.Sweet.Film Fest offers a mix of local and international short films, including documentaries and animated shorts. This year the intimate celebration of concise creativity takes place on Februar...

 
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Stand Up Guys Q+A
Stand Up Guys Q+A
Stand Up Guys Q+A

We already reviewed Stand Up Guys, the story of an aging trio of criminals who hit the streets for an action-packed night out on the town after pal Val (Al Pacino) is released from an extended stint in jail. The old gang (Chris...

 
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John Dies At The End
John Dies At The End
John Dies At The End

Directing his first film when he was 19, the now 58-year-old Don Coscarelli has built a cult following through the years with the release of B-movies like Phantasm and Bubba Ho-Tep. The campy John Dies at the End continues Cosc...

 
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Dave Grohl
Dave Grohl
Dave Grohl

A documentary about all the great albums (Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors, Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Damn the Torpedoes, Nirvana’s Nevermind) recorded at Sound City studios just outside of Los An...

 
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Texas Chainsaw 3D
Texas Chainsaw 3D
Texas Chainsaw 3D

When Tobe Hooper’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre was released in 1974, it was banned. Now, some 40 years later, it’s the saga that simply won’t die. Texas Chainsaw 3-D, the new film by director John Luessenhop, picks up where the ori...

 
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Kickstarter Jerry
Kickstarter Jerry
Kickstarter Jerry

Director Malcolm Leo, whose work includes This Is Elvis and films on The Beach Boys and Crosby, Stills & Nash, interviewed the late Jerry Garcia in 1987. He recently unearthed the footage and decided it would make for a gre...

 
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Color Me Obsessed
Color Me Obsessed
Color Me Obsessed

Just out on DVD, director Gorman Bechard’s Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements (2011) is a terrific documentary chronicling the trials and tribulations of the Replacements, one of post-punk’s most notorious bands. ...

 
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The Loneliest Planet
The Loneliest Planet
The Loneliest Planet

Since she grew up in Russia, writer-director Julia Loktev (Moment of Impact, Night Day Night) can recall how her family and friends regarded the neighboring region of Georgia as a hot vacation spot. So where better to set The L...

 
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An Interview with Barry Levinson, Director of "The Bay"
An Interview with Barry Levinson, Director of "The Bay"
An Interview with Barry Levinson, Director of "The Bay"

Director Barry Levinson initially won acclaim for 1982’s Diner, a period piece about a group of old high school pals who reunite at a Baltimore diner for a friend’s wedding. Since then, he’s built quite a resume working in both...

 
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Led Zeppelin Celebration Day
Led Zeppelin Celebration Day
Led Zeppelin Celebration Day

Over the past 15 years, director Dick Carruthers has filmed a variety of different rock acts. He’s the guy who lensed Portishead’s PNYC: Portishead – Roseland and The Killers Live from Royal Albert Hall. He’s also worked ...