Documentary

31 Days, Day 27: MANSFIELD 66/67 Presents the LaVeyan Component of Jayne Mansfield’s Life – Complete with Greek Chorus and Creative Storytelling Technique

Jayne Mansfield was a beautiful, buxom blonde starlet oft compared or even mistaken for Marilyn Monroe. Her fame never reached Marilyn status, though her story is a far more interesting one, right down to her bizarre connection to the Satanic High Priest, Anton LaVey. In the new documentary, opening tonight on the big screen, Mansfield…

BHFF 2017: Rachael Travels TO HELL AND BACK with Kane Hodder (31 Days, Day 15)

Being a horror fan, you know of the major horror icons. Though this man did not star in the first Friday the 13th, when someone says “Jason” in regards to that series, many minds think of Kane Hodder. He’s iconic. His posture, boldness he brought to the character, and one of the most famous and…

CFF 2017 Presented DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE

[Editor’s Note: This film was presented as part of Chattanooga Film Fest last month. It’s currently making rounds all over. We apologize for the delay in covering it, but with Lynch helming the grand return of Twin Peaks later this month, we didn’t want to miss getting some coverage on this great film about an…

CFF 2017 Presents ON THE SLY: Will They Find the Family Stone?

I’ve wanted to see this documentary since I first heard about it. After well over a decade, the project is done and the finished product is playing the festival circuit… and the result is fucking fantastic. A good music documentary makes me really happy… and, as I write this, I’m really happy. Get the point?…

I am a Monster, That’s What You Told Me Baby: BREAKING A MONSTER’s Look Into the Early Stages of a Young Band

I remember being a kid and pretending to be a rock and roll star. Standing on that stage, flashing mad guitar skills, bedazzled audience members screaming like I’m John Lennon. That was the dream, right? As with most people with the dream, I realized pretty quickly that my skills were not up to par and,…

TOWER: Charles Whitman vs. the Goodness of Humanity

50 years ago today, August 1st, 1966 that Charles Whitman made his way to the university tower’s upper balcony, equipped with a sniper rifle, and opened fire. Tower retells the story of his victims, of the heroes who stepped up. The film combines animation with archival footage, voice actors with actual interviews, to trace the…

STEAMPUNK: RETROFUTURE

When watching microbudget/no-budget films, you are forced to watching through a different lens. A larger budget documentary, for example a Michael Moore or Morgan Spurlock film, has a great deal of focus on the cinematography and overall look of the film. Much low budget cinema handles this quite differently, with use of creative camera work…

Win a Copy of Mega-Lo-Mania

Mega Ran is awesome. We all already know this, right? But, do you know about The Lo-Classics? Probably not, but you should! Their neo-soul full band hip hop sound is the dopest west of Philly (yeah, that’s a Roots reference, y’all). Here they cover some hip hop classics. But to take it to the next…