Netflix’s six-part series, Wormwood, is brilliant. This is the documentary I’ve been waiting years to see hit popular culture. Wormwood fits perfectly into the grey area at the intersection of fiction and reality. And I am proud to argue against the critics who claim this series is anything other than the most inventive documentary they have seen in ages.
Before you jump to the conclusion that I am an Errol Morris super fan – check out my previous post on Gates of Heaven. I fell asleep and complained about the film being a waste of my time.
Now, back to the gushing …
- Impeccable story telling
- inventive camera angles (I read there were 10 per an interview)
- beautiful composition
- seamless transitions from collage, to text, to dramatic interpretation, to interview
- props for the continuous comparison to Hamlet
- excellent usage and collection of archival materials
I could go on and on but, I’m sure you are just about ready to sign on to Netflix and binge watch the series. So, without wasting anyones time :
DRINK PAIRING: Prosecco! This calls for a celebration. Pass the bubbly.
SCORE: 5 out of 5 cheers.
3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage…
= a trip of a lifetime & 3 shorts called “move”, “eat”, “learn” MOVE on Vimeo on Vimeo
This is a great example of “just doing it”. If you haven’t shot and edited a short lately … this is your inspiration.
Selfish Plug for my own show … I post directed “Hunters of the Lost World: Kill to Survive”.
Click to view: General Orders No. 9 – Movie Trailers – iTunes.
TRULY Inspiring and beautiful. I can’t wait to see the entire film. I put in a request to interview the first time filmmaker himself.
What do you think?
LOG LINE: An experimental documentary that contemplates the signs of loss and change in the American South as potent metaphors of personal and collective destiny.
For more information: http://www.generalordersno9.com/
Slamdance – Kodak Vision Award, Best Cinematography
RiverRun – Best Cinematography
Indie Memphis – Soul of Southern Film
5 out of 5 Cheers.
Freedom Riders | PBS
The story behind a courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
* This documentary recently played to a sold out crowd in DC * Now, Everyone can watch and enjoy. PBS has a great interactive website and WATCH entire film online FREE ! *
Click link for more info:
WGBH American Experience . Freedom Riders | PBS.
The Leonard Lopate Show: Crime After Crime – WNYC.
Director Yoav Potash and Joshua Safran, a lawyer who’s featured in the documentary “Crime After Crime,” talk about the film, which tells the story of a battered woman’s decades-long struggle to be released from a wrongful prison sentence. It opens July 1 at IFC Center.
YouTube – Talihina Sky Trailer.
Documentary about the Kings of Leon.