All posts for the month February, 2014

Gabriel DeLoach and Zach Keifer Interview

Filmmakers Gabriel DeLoach and Zach Keifer will attend the screening of their vibrant punk rock documentary “If We Shout Loud Enough” at the Fargo Film Festival on Friday, March 7 at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at the door.   High Plains Reader film editor Greg Carlson talked to Gabriel and Zach about their movie. […]

If We Shout Loud Enough

Movie review by Greg Carlson In Gabriel DeLoach and Zach Keifer’s sharp documentary “If We Shout Loud Enough,” Double Dagger vocalist Nolen Strals introduces “Helicopter Lullaby” as a song “…about Baltimore, but it could be about anywhere.” The sentiment applies as easily to the film, a spacious, gorgeous love letter to the vital DIY punk […]

Bending Steel

Movie review by Greg Carlson It doesn’t take long to realize that the quiet, introspective Chris “Wonder” Schoeck lives with a fire inside. In his early 40s, the native of Queens, New York is the subject of director Dave Carroll and producer/co-writer/cinematographer Ryan Scafuro’s “Bending Steel,” a biographical portrait of Schoeck during his quest to […]

The Wolf of Wall Street

Movie review by Greg Carlson In “Hell on Earth: The Desecration & Resurrection of ‘The Devils’,” Father Gene Phillips S.J., a priest who consulted with the Legion of Decency, relates an anecdote on the looming censorship problems facing Ken Russell’s film and the fate of the movie’s notorious “Rape of Christ” sequence. Surprisingly, Phillips concludes, […]

The Square

Movie review by Greg Carlson Jehane Noujaim’s vivid recontextualization of the 2011 demonstrations that led to the resignation of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt forms the basis and the beginning of Academy Award nominee “The Square.” Through the eyes of those who participated in the protests that came to be known as part of the Arab […]