Side By Side (2012) In a few years, film as we know it — film as physical object — will be more or less a thing of the past.… 2012-08-17 PT109M Documentary Tribeca Film
Movie Review

Side By Side (2012)

DIGITAL CINEMA Keanu Reeves in Side by Side
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DIGITAL CINEMA Keanu Reeves in Side by Side
EW's GRADE
A

Details Limited Release: Aug 17, 2012; Length: 109 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Tribeca Film

In a few years, film as we know it — film as physical object — will be more or less a thing of the past. The evolution to digital is a sea change, but how does it affect the movies we see? Side by Side, an intoxicating documentary by director Chris Kenneally and producer Keanu Reeves (who does searching onscreen interviews with filmmakers, editors, and cinematographers) is a meditation on the ways that art and technology flow into each other. It's a lesson in character to hear directors from David Lynch (digital believer) to Christopher Nolan (celluloid diehard) spout off. (Also available on VOD) A

Originally posted Aug 29, 2012 Published in issue #1223 Sep 07, 2012 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Jul 13 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1. $73.0 1 $73.0 B+
2. $16.5 3 $209.0 D+
3.
Tammy
Warner Bros.
$12.9 2 $57.4 B
4. $6.7 5 $172.0 B-
5. $5.9 5 $152.1 B
6.
Earth to Echo
Relativity
$5.5 2 $24.6 C-
7.
Deliver Us From Evil
Screen Gems
$4.7 2 $25.0 D+
8.
Maleficent
Walt Disney Pictures
$4.2 7 $222.0 B-
9.
Begin Again
Weinstein Co.
$2.9 3 $5.3 B-
10.
Jersey Boys
Warner Bros.
$2.5 4 $41.7 B-
* in millions