Tag Archives: 2003

The Iceman Interviews (2003)

28 Oct

Review of the HBO documentaries with Richard Kuklinski

After having seen The Iceman, I wanted to see an interview with Kuklinski I saw years before. It was fascinating to listen to him talk and you could imagine him killing people without much thought. I had no idea where I had seen the interview, so I headed over to Youtube to try and see if there would be anything there. To my surprise it had the three complete interviews he did which HBO: The Iceman Tapes: Conversations with a Killer (1992), The Iceman Confesses: Secrets of a Mafia Hitman (2001) and The Iceman and the Psychiatrist (2002). I decided to watch them all in one go and it was a captivating watch. Continue reading

The Five Obstructions (2003)

6 Mar

Review of The 5 Obstructions

Director Jørgen Leth made the art film The Perfect Human in 1967. It looks at a man and a woman and what makes them perfect. It shows how they dance, eat, what their ears and other body parts look like. The movie is considered an art house movie which almost feel like an anthropological study. I have never seen it myself, but this documentary/film hybrid shows parts of that original film. Director Lars von Trier had the idea to work with Jørgen Leth and asked him to remake parts of The Perfect Human, but each time with an obstruction in place. Working with restrictions can push people to come with ingenious solutions (as the movie Apollo 13 shows) and The Five Obstructions also shows the results of that. Continue reading

Capturing the Friedmans (2003)

7 Jun

Documentaries can have the ability to surprise and shock you and Capturing the Friedmans is one of those documentaries, which has a spot in The Documentary Blog’s Top 50. Without knowing anything about it I started watching it and its story is shocking. As the documentary progresses it only keeps getting worse. Continue reading

Overnight (2003)

2 Jun

Although I’ve seen both Boondock Saints movies, I really didn’t know anything about its writer and director, Troy Duffy. He wrote the script during his brakes as bartender and was discovered by Harvey Weinstein, who offered him a contract and an opportunity to make his movie.
This documentary follows Duffy from this moment and keeps doing so for several years. Troy Duffy was heralded as Hollywood’s next big writer and director. A lot was written about him. When you look at his IMDB profile you’ll see that he has only made 2 movies, The Boondock Saints and The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day. After watching this documentary it becomes very clear what the possible cause of this might have been. Continue reading