Side by Side Reviews

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September 10, 2013
The documentary would have been that much better with a more explicit focus on why the average filmgoer should care.
February 15, 2013
This is route-one stuff.No serious film enthusiast will, however, want to miss Side by Side.
February 14, 2013
Maybe this geekily precise, Keanu Reeves-fronted documentary fretting over the death of celluloid needs to give digital its due.
February 14, 2013
Keanu Reeves is a game frontman of this fact-filled, slightly chaotic doc about the rise of digital technology in film.
February 14, 2013
It's sweet and sparkling, as glassfuls of thought are provided by James Cameron, Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, David Lynch, Steven Soderbergh and other champagne cinematic cerebra.
September 27, 2012
It's this simple: If you like movies, you need to see "Side by Side."
September 23, 2012
Actors such as Robert Downey Jr. complain that because digital cameras can be reloaded in seconds, there is no time for performers to hang out in their trailers between takes (in protest, he urinated in jars, which he hid all over the sets of Zodiac).
September 13, 2012
Side by Side doesn't give too much weight to either half of the debate, correctly noting that the move to digital has both pros and cons while offering a rather detailed history of how we got here.
September 7, 2012
There is great flux in this world, as Side by Side so entertainingly demonstrates, and where it's all headed is both discomforting and exhilarating. Stay tuned.
September 5, 2012
Side By Side works as well as it does by celebrating the filmmaking practice as a distinctive art form no matter what process it uses to make images into motion.
August 31, 2012
An unapologetically serious, geek-friendly documentary, it talks pixels, grain, depth of field and other technical concerns with a variety of directors, cinematographers, special-effects wizards and more.
August 31, 2012
A surprisingly accessible documentary about an often very technical subject - the revolution surrounding Hollywood's rapid conversion from 35mm film to digital technologies.
August 30, 2012
"Side by Side" is a kind of eulogy for celluloid, beginning with some of the most famous images committed to film: "A Trip to the Moon," "Citizen Kane," "The Wizard of Oz."
August 30, 2012
For a film geek this movie is absolute heaven, a dream symposium in which directors, cinematographers, editors and a few actors gather to opine on the details of their craft.
August 30, 2012
Alas, if you're someone who enjoys movies as, say, a two-hour escape, you may find this documentary on the death of film at digital's hands a bit too inside baseball.
August 30, 2012
Film enthusiasts especially will appreciate this wonky but fascinating documentary about the process of making movies.
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.
August 29, 2012
A meditation on the ways that art and technology flow into each other.
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?
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