Tagged: Documentary film

Documentary Review: Zachary Heinzerling’s Cutie and the Boxer (2013)

cutie and the boxer
Ushio Shinohara
(Gyu-chan for his friends) is a a Japanese Neo-Dadaist artist who moved to New York in the 1960s. Now in his 80s and after a career of ups and downs he’s still struggling to pay the bills. As a true artist he never compromised his vision. He is considered one of the most famous starving artists. People enjoy his exhibitions, but they rarely actually buy his art. His works have been shown in the most renowned museums worldwide and he’s still struggling to pay the rent.  Continue reading

Review: Room 237 (2012)

Room 237 is a documentary that offers various theories and interpretations of the horror movie The Shining (1980). Directed by Stanley Kubrick (based on the novel by Stephen King), The Shining is considered one of the best horror films in cinema history. It’s a complex, open-ended and ambiguous film, and thus perfectly lends itself to be dissected and discussed. Rodney Ascher, director of the documentary, decided not to show the “experts” interviewed in the film, but just let them talk over the images of The Shining and other Stanley Kubrick films.  Continue reading