104 articles written by Michael Nazarewycz
Ukrainian Sheriffs (Hot Docs Review)
'Ukrainian Sheriffs' can't meet the challenge to make its own subject matter interesting.
Fraud (Hot Docs Review)
This found-footage doc about one family's addiction to materialism is impossible to believe but impossible to resist.
Cheer Up (Hot Docs Review)
This sluggish documentary about Finnish cheerleaders suffers from a flat presentation.
Wizard Mode (Hot Docs Review)
A pinball wizard tries to overcome personal hurdles in this one-sided documentary.
Hotel Dallas (Hot Docs Review)
Fantasy and reality blur on multiple levels in this uneven arthouse film posing as a documentary.
League of Exotique Dancers (Hot Docs Review)
There's a story to be told about the golden age of burlesque. This film isn't that story.
Obit (Hot Docs Review)
History, journalism, and storytelling converge in a marvelous doc that heralds the most unappreciated section of the newspaper.
Above and Below
This doc about people living on society's fringe offers little beyond its gorgeous visuals.
Louder Than Bombs
A wrenching and intimate tale about the criticality of communication, and the collateral damage of deceit, in the wake of loss.
A man uses a father/daughter road trip to flee his debts and his demons in this uneven but effective drama.
Here Come the Videofreex
History is made behind the camera in this detached documentary about the world's first citizen journalists.
Cameraperson (ND/NF Review)
A dazzling example of storytelling in its purest form.
Kill Me Please (ND/NF Review)
What starts out as a promising teen slasher soon falls victim to its own narcissism.
Life After Life (ND/NF Review)
A man carries out the wishes of his late wife, whose spirit has possessed their son, in this bleak Chinese drama.
With excellent performances and a fine directing touch, 'Sweet Bean' is a film worth finding and savoring.