Watching Ricky Gervais host the Golden Globes last month reminded me how amazing The Office was when I first saw it in 2001. Today, the mockumentary form is as conventional as a laugh track. But back then, coming at the tail end of an era of hugely successful, and more obvious, American sitcoms like Friends and Seinfeld, it was refreshing to see the volume of television humor turned down.
I once heard… Continue reading The Resistable Rise of the Mockumentary
Review in a Hurry: The devil is back for the umpteenth time to wreak havoc on shaky cams everywhere…It must be January at the multiplex. Aren’t we tired of all these demon possession flicks yet? Well, sure and truthfully, most of it is tired, but this found footage… Continue reading Movie Review: The Devil Inside, the Scariest (and Only) Mockumentary Horror Flick You'll See This Week
Hey Film Fans, edge a little closer to your computer screens: We’re getting our first glimpse at the potentially-staged downfall of bizarro actor Joaquin Phoenix in the buzzed-about Casey Affleck-directed mockumentary, I’m Still Here: The Lost Year Of Joaquin Phoenix. The film follows the Walk the Line star’s “retirement” from acting and subsequent attempt to launch [...] Continue reading Joaquin Phoenix Mockumentary Trailer “I’m Still Here”