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Christopher Llewellyn Reed’s SXSW 2019 Recap: As Good As Ever!

Wow! I just attended my sixth SXSW (which stands for South by Southwest)! I can’t believe that I have been going continuously since 2014. Why do I love it so much? Well, Austin, TX, is a pretty cool town, but … Continue reading

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Interview with Director Todd Douglas Miller of “Apollo 11”

On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, I interviewed director Todd Douglas Miller by phone to discuss his exciting new documentary Apollo 11, edited entirely from archival film footage – some of it shot on 65mm and 70mm film – of the eponymous NASA … Continue reading

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Christopher Llewellyn Reed’s 10 Documentaries to Watch from Sundance 2019

The Sundance Institute was founded in 1980 by actor Robert Redford in Park City, Utah, as a filmmaking laboratory to promote the art and craft of independent cinema. In 1985, the Institute took control of the U.S. Film Festival, later … Continue reading

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Victoria Alexander’s TOP 10 FOR 2018

BORDER. My number 1 film for 2018 is BORDER. The film is directed by Ali Abbasi from the short story Gräns by John Aivide Lindqvist (who wrote the sensational novel Let the Right One In). Abbasi, Lindqvist and Isabella Eklöf wrote the screenplay. … Continue reading

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Rob Goald’s 10 BEST  MOVIES OF 2018

2018 was a year  that saw substantial changes  in the film business . It was a year in which Netflix became a major player, Marvel unleashed  a black super hero and Spike Lee a black Klansman.. It was a year documentaries (Monrovia, Indiana) did very … Continue reading

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Jay Berg’s 2018 Double Exposure (Investigative Film Festival) Coverage

The Double Exposure/Investigative Film Festival continues to grow.  What began in 2015 as a mere three day event screening just seven films has now blossomed into five days with fifteen presentations, including a shorts program for the first time.  (Last year … Continue reading

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Hannah Tran’s Top 10 Films of 2018

2018 in film proves itself no stranger to the outpouring of cinema that responds to the worsening political climate we find ourselves in. The desperate need for connection and kindness bleeds into nearly every corner of this year’s narratives. It … Continue reading

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Christopher Llewellyn Reed’s Top 10 Films of 2018

Whereas last year I only listed fiction films among my Top 10 for this site, this year I have split my choices evenly between documentaries and narratives, picking 5 of each from my Top 10 in those respective categories. If … Continue reading

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Patrick Howard’s Top 10 Films of 2018

Here is my list, in order of preference, with each title hyperlinked to my review, if such a review exists, or to the movie’s page on IMDb, if I did not review (though I include a short capsule if that … Continue reading

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Five Docs to Watch from DOC NYC 2018

DOC NYC just completed its ninth iteration, running from November 8-15. The largest documentary festival in the United States, DOC NYC this year offered over 300 films, including 42 world premieres and 17 U.S. premieres (mostly features, but with some shorts). … Continue reading

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