June 22, 2009

Washington Post

8 Best Best for SilverDocs

“As always, this year’s festival brings us incredibly interesting, thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, tear-producing pieces that will stick with us far beyond the two hours spent in the comfy chairs at AFI. To help you dig through the many options offered this year, we picked a few that are sure to spark cocktail conversation for, perhaps, years [...]

Full Article: Washington Post
June 11, 2009

The Gazzette

Reel Time

“While most films have an underlying political or social theme, some docs just want to have fun. And for Michael Paul Stephenson, it demanded revisiting something that for years “horrified” the Los Angeles-based filmmaker. About two decades ago, Stephenson was just 11 when he made his feature film debut in the low budget “Trolls 2.” [...]

Full Article: The Gazzette
June 5, 2009

Silverdocs Blog

Vegetarian Goblins to Overrun Silverdocs?

“It’s true. SILVERDOCS is run by great folks who don’t piss on hospitality. Normally that sentence would set off PC-Violation alarm bells, but when it is a play on the crucial line from the worst movie every made, cult-classic TROLL 2, conveyed by the film’s former child-star and helmer of the SILVERDOCS 2009 Doc chronicling [...]

Full Article: Silverdocs Blog
June 2, 2009


Interview: Director Michael Stephenson on Best Worst Movie, Troll 2 as Geek Phenomenon, the Alamo Drafthouse, Skate Vids, and Pizza!

“One of the best documentaries of 2009 is Best Worst Movie. Whether you have read about it on /Film or watched it unfold before your eyes at a film festival, its very existence is miraculous. At its core, the doc marks the unlikely, unflinching reunion between director Michael Stephenson—the child star of 1988’s Troll 2 (renown [...]

Full Article: /Film
May 27, 2009

Film Junk

Hot Docs 2009 Report: Best Worst Movie, Winnebago Man, Carmen Meets Borat and More

“One of the most talked about documentaries so far this year, this movie is a riot to watch not only for Troll 2 fans but also the uninitiated as well… an unforgettable documentary that must be seen to be believed.”

Full Article: Film Junk
May 19, 2009

The Reel Addict


“Suddenly what emerges in the doc is the thin line between how thrilling it is to see people receive adulation for something they did years ago (whether it was initially successful or not), and how potentially pathetic it can be.”

Full Article: The Reel Addict
May 9, 2009

Exclaim! TV

Garageland: Best Worst Movie

“Best Worst Movie is the kind of weird, surprising spectacle you have you to see to understand…Best Worst Movie succeeds in capturing something much, much bigger than a minor cult phenomenon…”

Full Article: Exclaim! TV
May 7, 2009

Variety Magazine

Best Worst Movie Review

“…’Best Worst Movie,’ Michael Paul Stephenson’s strangely moving, insightful and entertaining docu about the wildly incompetent Troll 2.”

Full Article: Variety Magazine
May 4, 2009


They’re Eating My Mom!

“Best Worst Movie, the documentary about what is purportedly the best bad movie of all time, Troll 2, has been making the rounds at every conceivable film fest in existence for the past three months…it’s aiming for theatrical distribution…it’s a must-see documentary.”

Full Article: Pajiba
May 2, 2009


The Hottest Hot Docs

“…few can argue with Troll 2 as a top bad movie pick, and its cult status has now turned the cast members—many of whom probably did their best to forget the whole experience—into unlikely stars.”

Full Article: Torontoist
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