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So far Ted Metrakas has created 92 blog entries.

Hooligan Sparrow

A riveting feat of guerilla filmmaking, revealing much about systems of power in China and the formidable tactics of its burgeoning activist culture.

By |July 20th, 2016|Documentary, Top Picks|0 Comments

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

About as open and probing as a documentary gets, this is a revealing look at an unparalleled entertainer’s professional and personal life.

By |July 7th, 2016|Pop Culture, Top Picks|0 Comments

Zero Days

Filmmaker Alex Gibney’s new film reveals that a new type of weapon, cyber warfare, has already been created and deployed, with barely a hint of public awareness.

By |July 7th, 2016|Documentary, Top Picks|0 Comments

Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

A testament to the power of fan culture and a celebration of its permanent place in the media landscape.

By |June 16th, 2016|DVD/Streaming/On Demand, Film History|0 Comments

The Witness

The murder of Kitty Genovese is one of the most famous cases in the history of sociology and criminology, and this documentary accomplishes something remarkable by making us reconsider a story, and a concept, that we’ve long taken for granted as true.

By |June 3rd, 2016|Crime, Documentary, Top Picks|0 Comments

Weiner

During his 2013 campaign for New York City mayor, politician Anthony Weiner allowed two filmmakers to follow him around the clock. Entertaining, revealing, and occasionally funny, the result will give psychotherapists around the country, armchair and otherwise, ample fodder.

By |June 2nd, 2016|Documentary, Top Picks|0 Comments

The Family Fang

The Family Fang rises above standard family dysfunction fare and is fearless about pursuing some of its darker themes to the fullest.

By |April 29th, 2016|Book adaptation, Family drama|0 Comments

Elvis & Nixon

A fictionalized meeting that is very funny at times and boasts actors fully committed to communicating the bizarreness of a particular time and place in American history.

By |April 21st, 2016|Biopic, Top Picks|0 Comments

H.

Some sort of alien invasion may be transpiring as a result of a meteor strike, but the characters are already peculiar enough to be fairly alien themselves. When weird things happen to weird people, it feels almost expected, rather than unsettling.

By |April 3rd, 2016|DVD/Streaming/On Demand, Indie, Sci-fi|0 Comments