In his graceful and disarming documentary, filmmaker Roger Ross Williams gets inside the head of Owen Suskind, an autistic young man who learned how to communicate by taking his social and language cues from classic Disney cartoons.
The behind-the-scenes documentary I Am Thor is about a heavy metal singer who dresses up as, yes, the Nordic god Thor, bends steel bars, vanquishes foes onstage, and smashes bricks with sledgehammers. So, essentially, he’s the band GWAR before GWAR. He almost made it in the halcyon 1980s when He-Man (who he uncannily resembles) and […]
Embarrassingly, the first Tab Hunter film I ever saw was Grease 2 (1982). He played the hunky biology teacher opposite his longtime costar Connie Stevens. It wasn’t until many years later when I saw him in John Waters’s Polyester (1981), and even then I didn’t really understand his pop cultural significance. The documentary Tab Hunter […]
Produced and Directed by David T. Friendly and Mick Partridge Released by Submarine Deluxe/Gravitas Ventures/Complex USA. 70 min. Not rated They risked it all for a pair of Dunks. At the start of Sneakerheadz, a crowd of young men are arrested by the police. Why? A new sneaker release turned into a riot after a […]