Minding the Gap is an astonishing directorial debut. A testament to mankind's desperate need to be loved. An emotionally wrenching look inside the way many victims internalize varying forms of abuse. The way director Bing Liu captures footage, the way he is able to capture so many intimate, candid moments between himself and his friends, identify the connective tissue between their three stories, his ingenious editing as he weaves his wealth of footage together, his emotional intelligence, the delicacy with…
I'm struggling to remember the last time a documentary, or any movie for that matter, captivated my attention the way Minding the Gap did, to the point where I was moved to just sit through the entire credit roll, in a deep, spaced out stare, attempting to process everything running through my mind, before I could will myself into voluntary movement.
Bing Liu's debut feature is astonishing in its intimacy, and its honesty. It's immediately jarring to watch Liu so…
Pretty much everything you see here is what you remember about the original Star Wars movies, except the stormtroopers actually manage to occasionally hit what they're aiming at.
The practical effects look excellent and the cinematography is wonderful, there's some colorful new characters and there's a few plot developments I'm looking forward to seeing resolved in future installments, the only problem is the fact that it never seems to move beyond how cool it is that we're finally getting to…