Saturday, 17 May 2014

Netflix Arts Documentaries pt.2

Netflix is a great resource for those obscure documentaries on art and film that play festivals then disappear. Here are some the best of the new releases . . .

'Pablo' (2012)

Dir: Richard Goldgewicht

The career of legendary film titles designer Pablo Ferro. Documenting his professional partnerships with Stanley Kubrick, Hal Ashby, Norman Jewison, Steve McQueen.

'Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story' (2012)

Dir: Brad Bernstein

The life and times of illustrator and cartoonist Tomi Ungerer. A revealing and candid portrait of this iconoclastic artist.

'Light Keeps Me Company' (2000)

Dir: Carl-Gustav Nykvist

Ingmar Bergman's cinematographer Sven Nykvist is revered by every top D.O.P. This film details their creative partnership and Nykvist's subsequent career shooting films for Hollywood.

'Two In The Wave' (2010)

Dir: Emmanuel Laurent

The friendship between these two giants of the French nouvelle vague Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut.

'Milius' (2013)

Dir: Joey Figueroa, Zak Knutson

Larger than life writer and director John Milius has crafted some of Hollywood's most memorable scenes, dialogue and characters including Conan, Col. Kilgore in Apocalypse Now and the USS Indianapolis speech in Jaws.

'Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan' (2011)
Dir: Gilles Penso

The master visionary behind the stop-motion creatures of the original Sinbad movies, 'Clash of the Titans' and 'Jason and the Argonauts'.

'Nightmare Factory' (2011)
Dir: Donna Davies

A documentary on Greg Nicotero and his KNB fx group- creators of some of the most memorable screen monsters in cinema and TV including 'The Waling Dead.'

See the first part of my Netflix recommendations here

Monday, 5 May 2014

May 2014

'Maleficent' (2014)
Dir: Robert Stromberg

'Topaz' (1969)
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock

'Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2' (2013)
Dir: Kris Pearn & Cody Cameron

'Pablo' (2012)
Dir: Richard Goldgewicht

'Pain & Gain' (2013)
Dir: Michael Bay

'Don Jon' (2013)
Dir: Joseph Gordon Levitt

'Diana' (2013)
Dir: Oliver Hirschbiegel

'Two In The Wave' (2010)
Dir: Emmanuel Laurent

'Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story' (2012)
Dir: Brad Bernstein

'Light Keeps Me Company' (2000)
Dir: Carl-Gustaf Nykvist

'Bergman Island'  (20040
Marie Nyrerod

'Marley' (2012)
Dir: Kevin McDonald

'Sans Soleil' (1983)
Dir: Chris Marker

'La Jetee' (1962)
Dir: Chris Marker

'Ender's Game' (2013)
Dir: Gavin Hood

'Scoop' (2006)
Dir: Woody Allen

'A Fantastic Fear of Everything' (2012)
Dir: Crispin Mills