Propelled forward by a determination on Kenneally's part to keep things fluid and fascinating rather than argumentative and academic, Side by Side is top-tier festival fodder and a must-own DVD item for any film buff.
In Side by Side, editor Walter Murch states, "In a way, film was the church of the 20th century." But the church of film is shutting its doors. Stained glass is being replaced by digital imagery. A new religion is on its relentless way.
I appreciate [Reeves'] interest and passion on the subject, and his interview style is fine -- the conversations he finds himself engaged in with the Wachowski's especially is worth watching it for alone.
Possibly only of value to true cinephiles, but it's a vital education on the highs and lows of film vs. digital as the medium moves into an exciting new direction of creative access and picture clarity.