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30 for 30

Tribeca 2014: ‘When the Garden Was Eden’

Tribeca 2014: ‘When the Garden Was Eden’

Over at Sound on Sight, I’ve written a review of the latest 30 for 30 documentary, When the Garden Was Eden, which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. The film won’t premiere on ESPN for a little while, but it’s one you’ll want to look out for. Like last week’s Bad Boys, it’s a […]

What Else I’m Watching: March 2014

What Else I’m Watching: March 2014

Because you can’t review them all. Sadly, life gets in the way of writing about everything I see, so this space is as much for keeping track of what I’m watching as it is for you to share your thoughts on what are, with any luck, a group of high-quality films. I haven’t written this […]

5 Essential 30 for 30 Documentaries

5 Essential 30 for 30 Documentaries

Over at Sound on Sight, I wrote a piece on the best of ESPN’s incredible 30 for 30 series of sports documentaries in honor of March Madness and the debut of its latest film, Requiem for the Big East. I still have caught up with Requiem, but I did watch a lot of films in […]

Gifts for Movie Lovers

Gifts for Movie Lovers

The holidays—Black Friday and Cyber Monday, that is—are fast approaching, and if you’ve got a cinephile in your life, you’ve got plenty of possible gifts to choose from. I’ve selected some of the best—or at least most interesting—products out there (some that I own, some that I just want) to recommend whether you’re shopping for […]

What Else I’m Watching: August 2013

What Else I’m Watching: August 2013

A former monthly column at John Likes Movies comes back. Why? Because you can’t review them all. Sadly, life gets in the way of writing about everything I see, so this space is as much for keeping track of what I’m watching as it is for you to share your thoughts on what are, with […]

9.79*

9.79*

9.79* represents precisely why the 30 for 30 series is essential viewing for sports fans. Is it the most penetrating documentary one could make about steroids in sports? Of course not, but it comes at the massive issue from an underreported angle. Ben Johnson is a name a 24-year-old sports fan like myself would only […]