Over two years after the world premiere at Sundance, Apollo 11: Quarantine picks up with the astronauts landing back on Earth. Leave it to Todd Douglas Miller to come through with a last-minute surprise. In a perfect world, Todd Douglas Miller would have won an Oscar for the 2019 feature documentary. However, this isn’t a perfect world as the critically acclaimed documentary didn’t get a nomination. Could this film change things by getting a nomination…"Apollo 11: Quarantine Picks Up Upon Landing"
Rather than wait a few more days until the month of December, The Solzy Awards for Documentaries are being honored this month for 2019. Earlier this month, I voted in my first-ever Critic’s Choice Documentary Awards. Some of these awards do match how I voted during the CCDA. However, there were some instances in which my preferred documentary was not a nominee earlier this month. In other instances, some of my categories were not a…"The Solzy Awards for Documentaries in 2019"
Todd Douglas Miller’s Apollo 11 takes us back to the moon in an impressive way that is enhanced by the film’s music and sound mixing/design. When a documentary gets released so close to the biopic, one can’t help but compare the films. For instance, Matt Morton’s electronic score is composed entirely of instruments that existed in 1969. Let it be stated that we need not compare his work to that of Justin Hurwitz’ brilliant score…"Sundance 2019: Apollo 11"
With the 2019 Sundance Film Festival starting up on Thursday night, here are a few of the films that I am excited to see at the Park City film festival. Late Night I’ve had a love of comedy since as long as I can remember. I moved to Chicago for improv/sketch comedy before somehow becoming a film critic. Late Night is hands-down one of my most anticipated films since the lineup was first announced in…"Sundance 2019: My Most Anticipated Films"