360- HUMAN CONDITION COMES FULL CIRCLE
360 is one of those rare films that tries to accomplish a massive amount of things in a short amount of time. The movie follows the lives of different people from all over the world as their paths intersect and stories overlap coming full circle back to the original character. It is an ambitious vision and not one easily pulled off.
KUMARE- A DOC THAT MUST BE SEEN TO BE BELIEVED
Kumare is by far one of the best documentaries on spirituality ever made. Blurring the line between simple observance and actual manipulation, the film becomes an honest look inside the world of spiritual healing. Of course, in order to get that truly honest perspective a great lie had to be told.
MORGAN SPURLOCK VENTURES INTO COMIC CON
Morgan Spurlock has always been considered one of the most adventurous filmmakers of the modern era. He first rose to fame with his groundbreaking documentary Super-Size Me where he put himself in physical danger in order to prove how harmful fast food can be on the human body. In his latest feature, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, he dives deep into to the heart of geekdom at the San Diego Comic Convention.
LAFF: G-DOG PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON PRIEST
With a name like G-Dog you would expect the documentary to be about the hard life of inner city gangs. The truth is that the film is not so much about gang life, but those trying to get out of it. That unique perspective on what could have easily been another cliché documentary elevates the film to a whole new level.
LAFF: URSULA MEIER'S, SISTER
The Consul General of Switzerland held a luncheon this Saturday afternoon to honor the work of Ursula Meier, one of its country’s brightest directors. Held at the residence of the Consulate General of Switzerland in Hancock Park the event put the spotlight on a director that has been making a name for herself throughout the world.
TO ROME WITH LOVE
There’s no such thing as a bad Woody Allen film, let’s get that out of the way. The only problem is that after making masterpieces like Annie Hall and Sweet and Lowdown every film he releases is inevitably compared to the classics. That being said, his latest effort lacks the intellectual punch of his previous films and is perhaps his most experimental.