Tag Archives: Documentary

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

It’s hard for me to not think of this film in theological terms as it’s a deep stare into the problem of evil. I think there’s even a tiny bit of a framework for it as the family has religious ties and someone even mentions at one point how the events of the film shook their faith. It’s not overt or in your face about those elements, but they’re brewing throughout the film. Continue reading Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

1979 Revolution: Black Friday

For all of its potential as a medium, video games tend to stick to fictional worlds and events. Sure, there are tons of historic games, but almost all are focused around war. And human history has so many fascinating stories to tell that could make compelling game experiences. 1979 Revolution: Black Friday is such a game. Continue reading 1979 Revolution: Black Friday

What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

What a riot. A documentary crew films a group of vampires living together. Each flatmate is a different type of vampire and cultures clash as they attempt to live together. Each dresses of their period and represents a different era of vampire. There’s a Nosferatu, an Interview with a Vampire, a The Lost Boys and even a Twilight vampire. Given this diversity, they don’t get along too well and the results are hilarious. Continue reading What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

The Royal Road (2015)

Directed and narrated by Jenni Olson, The Royal Road is a meandering series of still shots that lacks depth, nuance or creativity. The images are disconnected from any context, the narration rarely matches to the images, and the whole piece is without focus. Brief moments might be interesting in and of themselves, but they don’t add up to anything meaningful. Continue reading The Royal Road (2015)