Episode 304 of @fogoftruth: “Coming to My Senses” and “Chi-Town”

Our fourth episode of Season 3 (#304) is now up, and you can listen to it on iTunes, SoundCloud and/or Stitcher (and anywhere podcasts are found), as well as on our episodes page. In it, we review review Coming to My Senses, a film about how motocross athlete Aaron Baker struggles to overcome a severe spinal-cord injury, and  interview the director and subject of Chi-Town, a movie about basketball star Keifer Sykes. Enjoy!

Episode 303 of @fogoftruth: “Filmworker” and “Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me”

Our third episode of Season 3 (#303) is now up, and you can listen to it on iTunes, SoundCloud and/or Stitcher (and anywhere podcasts are found), as well as on our episodes page. In it, we review Filmworker, a fascinating portrait of director Stanley Kubrick’s long-suffering (and very loyal) helpmate Leon Vitali, and interview Sam Pollard, director of the equally interesting Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me. Enjoy!

Just Out Today: “Fog of Truth” Episode 204, on “The Force” and “Do Not Resist”

We posted Episode 204 of The Fog of Truth (available on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher) this morning. It features a review of The Force, from director Peter Nicks, and an interview with Craig Atkinson, director of Do Not Resist, as well as a great opening conversation about New York Times Op-Docs and a closing chatter that focuses, for a bit, on Errols Morris’ 6-part  Wormwood and the use of dramatic reenactments in documentaries.. Enjoy!

Another “Fog of Truth” Episode (#5), on “Long Strange Trip” and “Dare to Be Different”

We posted another episode (#5) of my podcast on documentaries  – The Fog of Truth (available on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher) – today. This latest features a discussion of the six-part Grateful Dead documentary series Long Strange Stripand an interview with director Ellen Goldfarb about her documentary Dare to Be Different, which tells the story of WLIR, an influential radio station on Long Island. Enjoy!

Welcome to “The Fog of Truth,” a Podcast on Documentaries

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I just started a new podcast with two other people, Summre Garber and Bart Weiss (read our biographies for more info), entitled The Fog of Truth, devoted to documentary films. Our first episode went live on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Today, our third episode went up on the site. In it, we look at the rise of drone usage in documentaries and have an in-depth discussion of Strad Style, a film about a charming rural eccentric who makes replicas of historical violins. We also have an interview with Luke Korem, director of Dealt. Our first season will contain a total of 6 episodes (one a week), after which we will take a break until March, 2018, when we will kick off season 2 with a live event recorded at the SXSW Festival, in Austin, TX. Stay tuned, and be sure to listen to the episodes as they drop (there are instructions on our site about how to subscribe on iTunes, SoundCloud and Stitcher).

1 Film Festival Report + 4 Reviews @filmfesttoday: DOC NYC + “Justice League,” “Last Flag Flying,” “Murder on the Orient Express” & “The Square”

In the past 2 weeks, Film Festival Today published the following five articles of mine: a recap of the recent DOC NYC film festival and reviews of Justice LeagueLast Flag Flying, Murder on the Orient Express and The Square. Here are links to all 5 pieces:

Enjoy!