SIDE BY SIDE (Kenneally) | ★★★
Side by Side is a fascinating documentary for cinephiles, but it is unlikely to interest the more casual moviegoer. The film looks at the industry’s move from film to digital video by delving into the processes for both and interviewing important players. Kenneally and producer/interviewer Keanu Reeves are quite thorough in their examination, and they pack a lot of information—perhaps too much—into the picture. While the two filmmakers try to remain neutral, it’s clear which side they are on. Most exciting is the sheer number of filmmakers who share their thoughts on camera: James Cameron, Christopher Nolan, Steven Soderbergh, David Lynch, David Fincher, Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, and Robert Rodriguez, just to name a few.
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