By Brian Whisenant
Special to Awards Daily
Yesterday I was sitting at the Village East Cinema waiting for what I might call Docuday 1. I had decided to cram 2 documentaries into a short span of time before going downstairs to work in the box office. I have seen a few things, but honestly hadn’t been compelled to write my first review. I needed an angle of some sort. The films I have chosen (other than a few guilty pleasures) already have some connection to the gold man, whether it be an Oscar winning director/producer or a general feeling I might have. And I didn’t want to write your basic run of the mill critique. SO…waiting for the first of two docs to start I was already trying to squeeze the two into an imaginary piece. Hopefully, “Freetime Machos” and “Sons of Perdition” would have some central theme that would combine the two perfectly. And then I remembered…I am a movie lover, first and foremost. I can’t try to make either one of these films something they aren’t. I can only enjoy (or not), let them fill the well, and then see what I have.
After watching both films, this is what I have.