Bill Meyer: A strange twist on the gangster film, Mr. Long directed by the amazing SABU (Kanukake) tells the story of a hit man from Taiwan who ends up in Japan and befriends a young boy whose mother is an addict.
Bill Meyer: Luscious hypnotic slow-moving pans of phenomenal architectural wonders, underscored by one of the most hip funk electronic music tracks, utilizing banging metal and arcing welding sounds, makes this film itself one of the most creative accomplishments about the very act of creativity.
Bill Meyer: An astounding new documentary, City of Ghosts shows the development of how ISIS came into the city and took control, filling the void caused by protest and battles against the Assad “regime” that forced the government’s retreat.
Bill Meyer: Most people today know little of what became of that little frightened child who was snatched from the grips of his Miami relatives to be returned to his family in Cuba.
Bill Meyer: Rather than focus on the figures in front of the camera who have gained international recognition (Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, Michael Brown), the lens is aimed at the filmmakers themselves who captured the violent acts