Film review: GIMME DANGER, from ‘Built For Speed’

Gimme Danger is Jim Jarmusch’s sensational documentary about the real godfathers of punk The Stooges. With Iggy pop’s distinctive voice infusing the film as a simultaneous interviewee and narrator, Gimme Danger reveals the band’s tumultuous birth in late 60’s Detroit, their flirtation with stardom in the early 70’s, their battles with critical and record company indifference and their descent into

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Film review: LIFE ITSELF, from Built For Speed

Life Itself documents the life and career of possibly the world’s best known film critic, Roger Ebert.  This candid documentary explores his early journalistic career, student activism, his film reviewing for the Chicago Sun Times, his ground-breaking film review TV show with Gene Siskell and his battle with cancer. The film is composed of readings from Ebert’s biography – also titled

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Film review: JODOROWSKY’S DUNE, from Built For Speed

Movie lore is full of tales of vast ambitious film projects that spiralled out of control, sank studios, killed careers or like provocative Chilean-French director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s outrageous 1970’s vision for Frank Herbert’s Dune, never saw the light of day.  The documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune explores what might have been.  Through interviews with Jodorowsky and some of his collaborators from 40

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