All posts for the month August, 2015

Fresh Dressed

Movie review by Greg Carlson Veteran journalist and hip-hop historian Sacha Jenkins delivers his first feature length documentary with “Fresh Dressed,” a chronological overview of urban fashion that closely parallels the music scene that rocketed from the New York underground to a global phenomenon packaged by mainstream media conglomerates. Blending a dizzying array of rappers, […]

The End of the Tour

Movie review by Greg Carlson Filmmaker James Ponsoldt follows the success of “The Spectacular Now” with “The End of the Tour,” a fictionalized rendering of David Lipsky’s memoir “Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself,” an account of Lipsky’s experiences traveling with writer David Foster Wallace over five days while the latter was promoting […]

Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau

Movie review by Greg Carlson Lovers of bad cinema will marvel at Blue Underground co-founder and veteran “making of” and bonus feature producer David Gregory’s anatomy of a train wreck “Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau.” Sharing war stories of the 1996 Marlon Brando/Val Kilmer debacle ultimately directed by […]

Irrational Man

Movie review by Greg Carlson Predictably, the critical reception of Woody Allen’s “Irrational Man” ranges across the spectrum, from haters like Lou Lumenick and Jessica Kiang to admirers including Richard Brody, David Rooney, and Amy Nicholson. The director’s films, even more polarizing in the grim aftermath of the highly publicized February, 2014 open letter by […]

A Lego Brickumentary

Movie review by Greg Carlson Is it possible to make a feature-length documentary chronicling the commercial success, historical context, and popular appeal of Lego (stylized as LEGO) building toys without coming across as a corporate shill? Maybe, but the question remains unanswered by Kief Davidson and Daniel Junge in “A Lego Brickumentary,” a geeky, gushing […]