If you’ve been on a computer for the last decade, then you know how Napster changed the music industry seemingly overnight. While the technology has been chronicled in countless articles, we got a glimpse of its effects in The Social Network, but now a documentary has landed dissecting the phenomenon. Alex Winter, famously Bill of Bill & Ted, but also an accomplished writer/director, was planning a feature narrative film based around the events, but as reported last year he has shifted to documentary form (likely because of an aforementioned film — no, not Bill & Ted) and we’ve got the first trailer today. Linking up with VH1, who were behind the 2008 documentary Anvil!: The Story of Anvil, it looks to be a comprehensive look at Shawn Fanning‘s work and the many ripple effects. Check out the trailer below thanks to AICN for the film we expect to pop up on the festival circuit next year.
Downloaded is aiming for a 2013 release.
In the case of evaluating David Cronenberg, — or at least forming the sort of career narrative seemingly essential to auteurist analysis — it’s inevitable to propose something of a rupture within his oeuvre: the very evident graduation from grindhouse to arthouse, and, with it, an ascension from body to mind. What dictated these labels […]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
Writing about the films of Robert Bresson usually begins by informing reader that his films must be discussed through a trance of hushed tones and quiet veneration. There is no room for rushed judgement or quick-witted observations; Bresson makes Serious Art, as opposed to Hollywood directors who do not. There are the key phrases to […]
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