Like Ficarra and Requa’s 2011 comedy Crazy Stupid Love, Focus begins promisingly and bops along enjoyably for a while, only to run out of steam…
Christopher Campbell is a Connecticut Yankee recently transplanted to the Deep South, where he's a freelance writer and editor.
He is a regular fixture at Film School Rejects, Movies.com and Moviefone and has in the past contributed to Indiewire, MTV News, Movieline, Fandango, Spout, Documentary Magazine, Cinematical and The Documentary Channel Blog. He began writing film criticism and covering film festivals for a zine called Read, back when a zine could actually get you Sundance press credentials. Since then he has received a Master's degree in cinema studies from NYU, where he concentrated on nonfiction film.
Regularly listed as one of the most notable writers on documentary, Campbell has also hosted and been a guest speaker on film festival panels and was a juror at the inaugural Doc NYC documentary festival.
A documentary about Tahrir Square and the Egyptian Revolution has evolved along with the story.
Filmmakers Martha Shane and Lana Wilson talk about trying to calm down the rhetoric in the discussion of late-term abortion in their film "After Tiller."
Penny Lane, the director of the documentary "Our Nixon," talks about the complexity of Richard Nixon, and the ongoing battle to define his image.
Christopher Campbell talks to the director of "Blackfish" about the way whales have been represented—and misrepresented—on film.