Review: Cam

Falling well short of its intention to become a De Palma indebted flick for the digital age, the disappointing and tough-to-stomach thriller Cam almost succeeds in becoming captivating viewing thanks to an exceptional leading performance and an intriguing premise.

Review: A Final Cut for Orson

In addition to the film itself and the feature length look back at the production’s rocky history, Netflix and the people driving the restoration and completion effort behind The Other Side of the Wind have produced an insightful forty minute documentary about the difficult nature of reconstructing the bits and pieces of Welles footage on a technical level. Documentarian and frequent behind-the-scenes-look producer Ryan Suffern speaks with the people directly involved with making Welles’ vision a posthumous reality with A Final Cut for Orson.

Review: They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead

The story behind the laborious making of Orson Welles’ final masterpiece The Other Side of the Wind is just as fascinating, beguiling, and contradictory as the film itself, and Oscar winning documentarian Morgan Neville’s well crafted and entertaining oral history of events, They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead, is as great and thorough of a primer on the subject as one’s likely to get.

Review: The Other Side of the Wind

Unseen and unfinished for over forty years, The Other Side of the Wind, the final film embattled auteur Orson Welles was attempting to make long before he passed away in 1985, has finally reached completion thanks to the restorational, editorial, and logistical efforts of admirers, modern day contemporaries, and former collaborators, and perhaps unsurprisingly it showcases some of his most ambitious and finest work.

Review: Shirkers

Cinematic history is littered with abandoned, cancelled, unfinished, indefinitely shelved, or lost projects that have obscured major talents with ambitious ideas and potentially game changing perspectives from mainstream acclaim and notoriety, but few such cases of produced, but unseen art are as complex, personal, and mysterious as the one outlined in Sandi Tan’s documentary Shirkers.