We talked to Community creator and Harmontown subject Dan Harmon for 90 minutes. Here are those results.
Looks at beloved/controversial TV writer Dan Harmon and the world of high end art forgery roll into The Bloor for a really fun week of documentaries.
Much like the subject of his second feature documentary, Neil Berkeley is on the road around midday in Southern California. I can occasionally hear road noise and his blinker in the background as he talks on his hands free connection while I’m on the other end in Toronto. It’s oddly fitting and leads to a […]
Harmontown Nightvision/Special Events Community creator Dan Harmon is one of those dangerous talents that mama always warned you about. He’s clearly a funny man and maybe even a bit of a genius. However, he’s also incredibly self-destructive in ways that doesn’t exactly define a good person. If you heard about his public scruff up with […]
A clever, emotional, and meticulously constructed parable about Dan Harmon’s return to Community, “Basic Sandwich” is a well earned declaration of victory more than anything, even if it is a little inaccessible.
Dan Harmon, like a one man Save Greendale Committee, has returned to a ruined school and turned it back into the place we most want to visit on Thursday nights, showing us the difference between stories and sandwiches.
“G.I. Jeff” constantly delivers nostalgic 80’s animated fan service, but Community has set a strong precedent for making these fun departures into character exploration exercises, so there is an implied mystery afoot as well: Who is imagining this? Why? And does it matter?
Giuseppe Makes a Movie Filmmaker Adam Rifkin (The Chase, The Dark Backward, Detroit Rock City) follows around actor Giuseppe Andrews (Never Been Kissed, Cabin Fever, Independence Day) as he gets his Harmony Korine on while making his latest low-fi opus Garbanzo Gas. An accomplished filmmaker in his own right, Andrews has been making oddball oddities […]
Delivering about two laughs for every one second of airtime without leaving its primary location, “Advanced Advanced Dungeons and Dragons” is about slaying the metaphorical old naked lunatic called “communication problems” who rides an invincible dragon named “family ties.”
All 197 films for this year's 21st annual Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival were announced today, including opening night film The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
For a pretty straight forward 22 minutes that takes place in only three or four settings, “VCR Maintenance and Educational Publishing” is complex and fun, but might leave some people (namely those who aren't familiar with Breaking Bad) behind as it eagerly eats its own referential tail.
“App Development and Condiments” sees Community in comfortable territory as it takes laser focus on modern forms of cliquing, has fun digging at Internet meritocracies like Reddit, and imagines Greendale as a Huxley-ian meme-eugenic dystopia populated with highly upvoted comedian guest stars.
A heart-filled examination of friendship that starts with Jeff and Duncan scheming selfishly, and ends around the Table Mk II with warm assurance, the bondage of honesty, and the best reference to The Shining since The Simpsons had a crack at it in the early 90’.
This week we get a clean cut A-B-C plotted episode of Community that promises to showcase the new cast’s dynamic. This is exactly what we needed after two episodes of farewells and a David Fincher parody.
An episode in which we see how Community can take something as cartoonish as a 22-minute game of hot lava and craft it into a strong and emotional story about how shitty saying goodbye to a friend can be.