Tagged: documentary

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Movie Meltdown: Demon Lover Diary

This episode we talk with the famous (or infamous) Sam Drog about a lesser-known documentary–Demon Lover Diary. In the wilds of Michigan, three unsuspecting filmmakers get themselves in over their heads as they sign on to help make an independent...

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Feels Good Man: Froggy Bottom, by David Bax

There’s a good chance that a mere glimpse at the image of Pepe the Frog fills you with disgust. The cartoon amphibian’s pillowy features have adorned so much digital hate speech that he’s entered the hall of fame of villainous...

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Desert One: Accomplishment, by David Bax

In Desert One, acclaimed documentarian Barbara Kopple employs the talents of animator Zartosht Soltani, who has worked with Michael Moore on multiple occasions. Moore tends to use animation to make his simplified arguments digestible but Kopple allows Soltani to shine....

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Red Penguins: Cross-Check, by David Bax

Being an irreverent American documentary about Russia, the ironic employment of “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” on the soundtrack of Gabe Polsky’s Red Penguins won’t come as a surprise. Neither will the songs of the partially Russian-inspired folk-punk band...