50 posts categorized "DOCUMENTARIES"

Mar 31 2014
Picture Perfect: A Review Of FINDING VIVIAN MAIER Comments (0)

Vivian-MaierMaier produced countless self-portraits, some as arresting as anything Kahlo painted.

BOY CULTURE REVIEW: **** out of ****

Finding-vivian-mayer-poster-mVivian Maier died in a Chicago nursing home in 2009 in her eighties without ever having published her work, without ever having seen thousands of the images she shot and without owning a single negative—everything had been unceremoniously sold at auction along with the rest of her worldly possessions for a few hundred bucks a box once she was injured in a fall. Cheap, considering she had taken well over 100,000 images with her trusty, stealthy Rolleiflex from the late 1940s until some time in the 1990s.

When a historian and second-generation flea marketer, John Maloof, started scanning some of the negatives he'd bought in 2007, he sensed they were good. How good, he wasn't sure. Until posting a batch on Flickr, when users flipped out, reassuring him he had unearthed the work of a brilliant photographer. He bought up as much of Maier's output from other buyers as he could, eventually winding up with about 90% of it. Next, he began cataloguing everything—no easy task since Maier, about whom he knew absolutely nothing, had apparently been a packrat.

Vivian-Maier-girlMaier seemed able to pull exquisitely relaxed, soulful poses...when she bothered to ask.

When her obituary pinged his Google search in 2009, Maloof learned a bit more about Maier—she'd been a nanny, a private figure, French.

But what else? And had she seen herself as an artist?

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Mar 25 2014
Slipping Away Comments (0)

Ruby-Slippers

What a great idea for a documentary: An investigative look at who stole an original pair of ruby slippers from the Judy Garland Museum in 2005. Help Kickstart it here.

 
Mar 17 2014
All The Age: A Review Of PRETTY OLD Comments (0)

Pretty-Old-pageantShe's 92, and yes, she is the type of lady to say, "Ninety-two years YOUNG."

BOY CULTURE RATING: ***1/2 out of ****

I have developed a reputation as a fan of the old. I'm obsessed with how we age, and how we handle aging. I also find it incredibly uplifting when people who are over the hill have found that it's not so bad over there...and that there may even be more hills to climb.

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Mar 15 2014
Need To Know: Dis-R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Wendy's Big Mouth, My Aunt Fanny, Cavallari's Shot In The Dark + MORE! Comments (0)
 

*widget boy cultureABOVE: Aretha Franklin atomic-shades Patti LaBelle at the White House.

*widget boy cultureMalaysian plane probably pirated, or otherwise sabotaged.

*widget boy culture"Commandeering" aircraft more common than you think.

*widget boy cultureWendy Williams leads unapologetically transphobic CrossFit chat.

*widget boy cultureCheryl Merkowski's "Walls Fall Out" video is BEYOND: 

*widget boy culturePrincess Diana leaked royal numbers out of spite.

*widget boy cultureThe origins of "teenagers."

*widget boy cultureKristin Cavallari doesn't believe in vaccinations.

*widget boy cultureTennessee (!) now recognizes 3 gay marriages.

*widget boy cultureDirtbag Chris Brown arrested. Again.

*widget boy cultureOut anchor Don Lemon in running to replace Piers Morgan.

*widget boy cultureTHE SKIN I'M IN: Aesthetician plotted rival's murder.

*widget boy cultureDON'T compare Gaga to Katy Perry.

*widget boy cultureMissed that My Brilliant Career & Happy New Year actress Wendy Hughes died 3/8.

Wendy HughesEnd of a Brilliant Career

 
Mar 13 2014
Need To Know: SJP Q&A, Lips Or Hips?, LiLo-Down, Curdled Milk, Good Gaga/Bad Gaga, Rekindling The MAGIC MIKE + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: Amazing, lightning-round SJP interview.

*widget boy culture20 strangers kiss for 1st time! 20 strangers give/receive HJs for 1st time. Paddy-O-Brian

*widget boy culturePaddy O'Brian showers for DNA.

*widget boy cultureTightest ass in football let go???

*widget boy cultureLa Lohan's list of conquests. Zac???

*widget boy cultureJudge Judy files her first-ever lawsuit!

*widget boy cultureIL gubernatorial candidate brags: He's the .01%.

*widget boy cultureRep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) assails "men in inner cities" on poverty.

*widget boy cultureRuPaulite Milk tempts fate. Will the eyes stay that way???  

*widget boy cultureNY Times music writer excoriates Gaga for cheap shilling. JOE_MANGANIELLO_S_LA_BARE

*widget boy cultureGaga keynoting SXSW Friday; first woman in 15 (!) years.

*widget boy cultureGaga's charity only awarded $5K in 2012, took in $2M+.

*widget boy cultureGaga's ex-creative director fancies herself a popstar.

*widget boy cultureGetting into Cam Gigandet's pants.

*widget boy cultureGet ready for Magic Mike 2, says Manganiello. Also, his own stripper doc, La Bare.

*widget boy cultureYES T, YES SHADE: NeNe Leakes & Naomi Campbell bitch summit:

 
Feb 23 2014
(Not So) Well-Endowed Comments (0)

The-Final-Member

The Final Member, a documentary directed by Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math, is dropping (like balls!) this spring, opening in theaters & VOD on Friday, April 18, 2014. The poster (seen above) is quite hip (-bone connected to the/thigh-bone...), but the trailer—after the jump—will help you decide if you're hung up on whether to see it...

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Feb 17 2014
Need To Know: Flippin' Burger, Jinkx: The Documentary, Republican Fat Cats + MORE! Comments (0)

Submissions-OnlySubmissions possible

*widget boy cultureThe trailer for Season 3 of Submissions Only is funnier than most entire Web series. Gabriel-Burger

*widget boy cultureMy interview with It's What You'd Like To Be.

*widget boy cultureGabriel Burger looking hot in the wild.

*widget boy cultureUltimate Kraft Dinner with Tuna Sauce recipe.

*widget boy cultureJinkx Monsoon's new documentary!

*widget boy cultureRepublicans are bought and paid for by billionaires.

*widget boy cultureOFF THE MONEY: "You pay $1,000,000 in taxes, you get a million votes. How's that?"

*widget boy cultureAbove: Straight guys in a "Sticky Situation."

*widget boy cultureRussian diva on anti-gay laws: "They're not really about gay people."

*widget boy cultureHelen Gurley Brown helped keep Rosie O'Donnell in the closet for 10 extra years.

Helen-gurley-brownBrown-out

 
Feb 10 2014
Gay Wrongs: Should Out Athletes At Sochi Cuddle Putin? Comments (0)

Ireen_WustHer gold is tarnished.

Here is good reason why those of us who are disgusted by the Olympics can't get behind the argument that these poor athletes have trained all their lives for this moment, so should be given a free pass when it comes to the very disturbing trend regarding gay rights in Sochi: They go over there, compete, win and then "cuddle Putin," thus willingly giving him positive PR. Anyone who would go over to Sochi and compete and then be friendly toward Putin in this way is a complete traitor to gay rights and should be heavily criticized for it. She can shove her medal up her careerist ass.

Meanwhile, here's the real deal about Russia, which another openly gay athlete says is nothing to care about.

 
Feb 04 2014
Need To Know: Does Your Heart Belong To Him?, Skate Crimes + MORE! Comments (0)

DaddiesDaddy, oh

*widget boy cultureDaddies, a new film about—guess what?—by Antonio da Silva.

*widget boy cultureSWV, '90s girl group, gets sassy backstage at "bethenny."

*widget boy cultureIs it time to boycott Coke again?

*widget boy cultureLaverne Cox's powerful speech at Creating Change.

*widget boy cultureAmerican Apparel's 62-year-old underwear model.

*widget boy cultureGeorge Michael's new tune "Let Her Down Easy."

*widget boy cultureRyan Kwanten's phat butt.

*widget boy cultureA plea for sanity in the Woody Allen case.

*widget boy culture53-year-old Kristin Scott Thomas is retiring from film work.

*widget boy cultureJared Padalecki—an actor by trade—doesn't understand the definition of "tragedy."

*widget boy cultureJohnny Weir is the perfect coverboy for "Hate on Ice."

Newsweek-SochiOf skaters & haters

 
Feb 03 2014
Sundance Reviewed Comments (0)

Primary_RogerFramedHandsGraceWang_creditIf only Ebert were around to review his own movie...

A friend went to Sundance and generously contributes all of his views on many of the films...

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