FFT Festival Coverage

Christopher Llewellyn Reed’s Five from Full Frame 2019

The 2019 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (its 22nd iteration) ran from April 4-7, in Durham, North Carolina. Sadly, I could not be there in person, but I was able to watch a number of a films remotely, and I here … Continue reading

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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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Sundance 2019 – Film Review: SEA OF SHADOWS

Sea of Shadows (Richard Ladkani, 2019)  – 4 out of 4 stars.  Wow. I’ve never started a film review off with a “wow,” but Sea of Shadows definitely deserves one, because it was by far the best documentary that I saw at this … Continue reading

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Sundance 2019 – Film Review: Midnight Family Finds Humanity Amongst Chaos

Midnight Family (Luke Lorentzen) 3½ out of 4 stars A teenage boy makes late night phone calls to his girlfriend after a long night at work. He tells her about his job. It seems very ordinary until he starts describing … Continue reading

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Sundance 2019 – Film Review: The Fresh and Poignant Perspective of MS. PURPLE    

Ms. Purple (Justin Chon) 3 out of 4 stars Kasie is split between two worlds: caretaker of her father by day and karaoke bar doumi by night. Her life revolves around helping the men around her, whether it be changing … Continue reading

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Film Review: Both Smart and Silly, “Velvet Buzzsaw” Entertains with Horror/Satire Mix

Velvet Buzzsaw (Dan Gilroy, 2019) 3 out of 4 stars. Documentarian Nathaniel Kahn’s The Price of Everything came out this past fall, and in it the director explores the outrageous sums involved in buying and selling art in today’s market. How value … Continue reading

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2019 Sundance Film Festival Photo Coverage

January 26th – February 2nd, 2019 – Park City, Utah – Film Festival Today is back in Park City for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

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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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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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Chris Reed’s Top Five Narrative Fiction Films from TIFF 2018

Following my piece on my favorite documentaries at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), here are my Top 5 favorite fiction features, in alphabetical order, again with brief capsule reviews of each, most of which are adaptations of longer … Continue reading

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