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The 2022 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina, kicks off April 7 with 37 titles from 18 countries and celebrating a solid 25th lineup. Deciding to remain…

(The 2022 SXSW Film Festival ran March 11-20 in glorious Austin, Texas. Check out Chris Reed’s movie review of Mama Bears. Join the conversation with HtN on our Letterboxd Page.) I can’t…

In his sophomore feature, Werewolves Within (which I reviewed out of the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival), actor-turned-director Josh Ruben (Scare Me) creates a dizzy whodunit loosely based on the Ubisoft…

(Todd Haynes turns his lens towards the indelible Velvet Underground in the doc, The Velvet Underground which is in theaters as well as streaming today on Apple TV. Like what you…

(The 24th feature from Hong Sangsoo, The Woman Who Ran, is now playing in select theaters. Like what you see here on Hammer to Nail? Why not pay just $1.00 per…

(Director Chris McKim’s fascinating documentary Wojnarowicz is available now on VOD via Kino Marquee. Like what you see here on Hammer to Nail? Why not give just $1.00 per month via Patreon to help…

(Same Boat, Chris Roberti’s low-budget, DIY, sci-fi time travel movie shot aboard a cruise ship is available now on VOD. Like what you see here on Hammer to Nail? Why…

It's a fascinating exploration of art, megalomania, servitude and service that is always deeply profound and moving.

There is an astonishing, heart-rending scene toward the middle of Kelly Reichardt’s pitch-perfect, Wendy and Lucy, an ascetic touching-without-being-cloying chronicle of a nomadic young girl (Michelle Williams), her dog Lucy and her broken-down…

The Slamdance Film Festival returns for its 24th edition in Park City, January 19 through 25. Here are a few of the many fascinating offerings screening at the Treasure Mountain Inn.…

For the uninitiated, Byington’s films are best describes as Twilight Zone Todd Solondz with jokes.

A metaphysical meditation on just about everything, albeit as filtered through the details of Anderson's own life, Heart of a Dog is a mesmerizing audio-visual tone poem, alternatingly bracing and…

Introduction Greetings HtN readers, this is Don Lewis, Editor of the site and I wanted to welcome you to the 2015 Hammer to Nail Awards. Next month marks my official…

Elsewhere in Idaho, Treefort Film Fest serves as a perfect counterpoint to the previous week’s Sun Valley Film Festival. Younger, edgier, and at a much lower altitude, Treefort’s film component…

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(In conjunction with the upcoming theatrical release of Goodbye Solo, MoMA has selected Ramin Bahrani for their “Filmmaker in Focus” program, running Wednesday, March 4th, through Saturday, March 7th. Or…

I like to watch movies in a theater, on a big screen. At worst, I like to watch them on television, on a smaller screen. When it comes to online…

(Buy Musician at Amazon. Visit the WORK series website to see the film’s trailer.) It’s hard enough getting by as a full-time musician in any genre these days, but try…