Saturday, May 02, 2015

May Reviews

R.J. Cyler and Thomas Mann in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.
These are 
the reviews 
and other
 pieces I'm 
working on 
this month.

SIFFBlog: SIFF 2015 Documentaries Take on Music Stores,
Drum Machines, Dueling Pundits, and More!
and SIFF 2015
Guests Include Jemaine Clement, Star of People, Places, Things,
and Marah Strauch, Director of Sunshine Superman

The Stranger Film Openings: Rich Iris Apfel Believes Fashion
Lives Everywhere, Even Dollar Stores
and Good Kill Shows What
Can Happen When Humans Put Too Much Faith in Machines

Slog/Film Opening count: 604 posts/reviews since 2011.

The Stranger SIFF Notes: Spy, Banana, For Grace, Me and
Earl and the Dying Girl
, Sleeping with Other People, I'll See
You in My Dreams
, and Mr. Holmes. They used Angela Garbes's capsule of For Grace instead of mine. Here's what I wrote:

Documentaries about famous chefs, like Paul Liebrandt (A Matter of Taste) and 
Michel Bras (Entre les Bras), tend to play like promotional videos by showcasing 
restaurants as much as their founders. This one centers on photogenic Grace 
founder Curtis Duffy, who has a surprisingly grim back story, but the more 
charismatic subject is his business partner, Michael Muser, a burly Danny 
McBride character as imagined by David Mamet. (KATHY FENNESSY)


The Stranger Slog: A Unique Look at Beach Boy Brian
Wilson and Other Weekend Options
and SIFF 2015 Week-
end in Review: There's More to Australia Than
Mad Max.

The Stranger Up & Comings: The Rezillos and Kid Congo
Powers & the Pink Monkey Birds
, Vaadat Charigim, Speedy
Ortiz, Alex G., Broken Water
, and Amen Dunes & Ryley Walker.

Video Librarian: Don't Think I've Forgotten - Cambodia's 
Lost Rock and Roll, Hepatitis C - Causes, Symptoms, Pre-
vention, Treatment, The Milky Way, Mujeres con Pelotas, 
Kill Me Three Times, Shania - Still the One: Live from Las 
Vegas [Blu-ray], Boy Meets Girl, God's Slave, The Nun, 
and Transatlantic Sessions - The Best of Folk.  

Endnote: Me and Earl image from Indian Paintbrush.