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This documentary doesn’t present anything new per se, but what it does do is bring together an excellent collection of experts to explain the stories and moments that have been selected while matched with a pitch perfect reenactments, animation, and clips from popular media. This is a slick, well-made, and easily digestible documentary, and that is where its strength is.
You might not be able to get people who will benefit from this information to sit down and read a whole book, but a 90 minute very flashy movie might be a lot easier.
This is a powerhouse in feminist performance art. The premise is simple. Yoko puts on a nice suit, goes out on stage with a pair of scissors, and sits quietly, waiting for audience members to come up and snip off a piece of her clothes and take it with them.
At first the audience is hesitant, punctuating the silence with nervous laughter, clapping, and a few awkward noises. Some of the members look almost somber, while a few look proud…
I am super lucky to be amongst the first few hundred people to see this film at its premiere weekend in Portland, OR at Cinema 21.
Whether you want to admit it or not, Tommy Wiseau is a singular voice with a very specific vision. Big Shark is something unique, and shockingly, it doesn’t suffer from Tommy being “in on it” now. It just suffers from good old fashioned “filmmaking is hard” problems instead.
There are technical issues galore here,…