The Shark is Still Working (2007) – A Quick Capsule Review

The Shark is Still Working (2007) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The Shark is Still Working is a fascinating look at the making and impact of Spielberg’s classic horror film Jaws. From it’s never before highlighted behind the scenes footage to interviews with cast and crew to the director himself, you get an honest overview of what was a very tricky production process.  Watching this 12 years on from its original release (and 43 years on from the film itself being made) it’s still amazing to see just how well the original film, its impact and influence still holds up.  If you have any interest in filmmaking or Jaws this is a must.

Best Bit: Behind the scenes footage

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Jaws, The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys, Full Tilt Boogie, Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse

 


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American Movie – A Classic Quick Capsule Review

American Movie – A Classic Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
American Movie feels like the Spinal Tap of movie making.  Amazingly it’s not.  It’s real.  And it’s fabulous.  Honestly as a former filmmaker I watched American Movie partly with my head in my hands in amazing, partly with my head in my hands in embarrassment having realised that I too was Mark Borchardt on more than one occasion.  This is filmmaking displayed as Darwinism, an amazing look at the lower ranks of filmmaking where talent is less important than persistence.  A must watch for ANYONE into film…

Best Bit: All of it

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Side By Side, Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse, Best Worst Movie

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Author: Phil Hobden