‘Flipside’ Review: A Documentarian’s Inspired Look at Life’s Unfinished Projects and the Stuff We Collect
"There’s a latticework of editing that joins these unfinished documentaries within Flipside and unites them as facets of Wilcha’s life. The idea that maybe what seem like loose ends from our past are actually plotlines awaiting unexpected resolution is both pleasantly Dickensian and wonderfully uplifting, if you think about it."
‘Flipside’ Review: Chris Wilcha’s Mesmerizing Collage of Aborted Documentary Projects Is a Tribute to Perseverance
"Though it’d be easy for Wilcha’s journey to play like a hodgepodge of discarded parts, “Flipside,” a film produced by Judd Apatow, is like a perfect, wondrous B-side collection: It is filled with the ideas you wished had become singles, and the intriguing conceptions that, even in their failure, tell you a bit more about the artist."..."The editing between segments moves intuitively, giving the feel of a well-sequenced track list."
- IndieWire full review
TIFF 2023 Review: An Artist Spinning Their Wheels Leads to Success in Chris Wilcha’s “Flipside”
"In a magnificent feat of editing from co-editors Claire Ave’Lallemant and Joe Beshenkovsky, the film takes on the irresistible rhythm of flipping through crates of records as he looks back on his past projects, speeding through some of it, but more often slowing down and taking a longer look at certain things."..."They give shape to an experience you rarely see depicted so vividly of how an artist’s career is rarely in their control."
- The Moveable Fest full review
Disney+’s ‘Choir’ Shows the Power of Music in Official Trailer: Watch
"Throughout its storytelling, Choir — which is produced by Imagine Documentaries and Blumhouse Entertainment — hopes to provide a reminder of the arts’ importance in providing an opportunity for children to thrive, while also allowing them to transform their lives’ trajectory through scholarships and more."
- Billboard article
Cutting Apart: Remote Collaboration for Editor/Director Teams
Now more than ever, documentary teams are shifting to virtual tools for successful collaboration...Director/editor team Chezik Tsunoda & Claire Ave’Lallemant (Drowning in Silence) will showcase how they used Trello as a visual storyboarding device and organizational tool without ever stepping into the same room."
Netflix’s The Pharmacist Depicts the True Story of Grieving Father’s Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic
"The Pharmacist is a quieter kind of hero’s story, highlighting how Schneider’s efforts as an individual facing a system much larger than himself helped to solve two cases. But the grief, over the loss of his son as well as the continued damage wrought by the opioid crisis—which Schneider saw exacerbated by the destruction of Hurricane Katrina—remains, and continues to push him forward."
‘The Pharmacist’ Review: When doctors become drug dealers
"Dan Schneider, the hero – and here, that’s not hyperbole – of Netflix’s rollicking new four-parter...has an attribute even the best sources don’t usually offer: he has recorded, on film or audio cassette, everything he has been through, meaning The Pharmacist has a vivid immediacy most documentaries can’t achieve."
- The Guardian full review
‘Dogs’ Review: Netflix’s Docuseries Is a Poignant Love Letter to Humanity
"This series doesn’t star the dogs so much as use them as a vehicle to tell human stories...The series is tinged with the bittersweet acknowledgment that situations are far from perfect for dogs and humans alike. It’s a weighty endeavor that needed the best documentary storytellers, who were more than up to the task of balancing the cute and cuddly with the tarnished truth of the human condition."
- IndieWire full review