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Side by Side Reviews

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August 30, 2012
Must-see documentary teeming with commentary largely from digital-savvy top industry players follows theatrical film's journey from celluloid origins to late 20th-century digital innovations through to the triumphant digital changeover in progress.
August 30, 2012
Essential viewing for anyone who wants to understand where filmmaking has come from and where it's going..informative, entertaining and thought-provoking at the same time.
August 30, 2012
The film is about how the digital revolution has changed the ways moviemakers capture, edit, and manipulate images, and it gets practically every famous, relevant person on the record.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 29, 2012
A meditation on the ways that art and technology flow into each other.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 29, 2012
Absolutely mind-expanding look at the borderlines/tension between analog and digital in the movie world with an amazing who's who of directors involved with the transition.
August 28, 2012
Even disinterested viewers will have complicated feelings about the aesthetic, practical, and philosophical questions director Chris Kenneally poses about his subject.
August 28, 2012
Ever wonder what would happen if Keanu Reeves met David Lynch?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 26, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
August 23, 2012
You can feel the future, even if some of what you feel is worrying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 23, 2012
Keanu Reeves is an astute and witty interviewer in Chris Kenneally's vital film. No true movie junkie is going to want to miss Side by Side.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 17, 2012
Side by Side is not a dry polemic, nor is it an advocacy statement; that's what I admire most about it.
August 17, 2012
Overall, though, Side by Side is a smoothly assembled, eminently watchable feature that efficiently summarizes the recent past, and possible future, of film.
August 16, 2012
"Side by Side" is a handy overview of recent seismic changes occurring within the industry and unexpectedly essential viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 16, 2012
The situation is fascinating, and given an illuminating investigation here.
August 16, 2012
something I'd be happy to get into a jovial shouting match about over pints, but [not] for the length of a feature film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 16, 2012
A must-see for AV geeks and cinephiles - even die-hard celluloid fans.
August 13, 2012
Mandatory viewing for anyone who loves movies and has any interest in learning more about how they're made and how that's been changing in the last few years.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
August 13, 2012
A serviceable primer on the digital-celluloid divide in commercial cinema, if a bit unwieldy in scope and in danger of being made obsolete by the next version of the RED camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 2, 2012
[Keanu] Reaves has the top filmmakers in the world giving their two-cents on a subject near and dear to me.
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 30, 2012
After seeing "Side By Side," you may never watch a movie quite the same way again.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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