30-for-30: Angry Sky

Release: Thursday, July 30, 2015 [Netflix] Directed by: Jeff Tremaine Tom Petty wrote a song once called “Learning to Fly.” One lyric in particular stands out: ‘Coming down is the hardest thing.’ The song’s harmless of course, but that part of the chorus seems hauntingly apt for the experiences of one Nick Piantanida, amateur parachute jumper andContinue reading “30-for-30: Angry Sky”

Everest

Release: Friday, September 18, 2015 [Theater] Written by: William Nicholson; Simon Beaufoy Directed by: Baltasar Kormákur There are a great many A-list names attached to this cinematic treatment of a particularly dark chapter in the history of Mt. Everest, yet the only one that really matters is the one given to the mountain. As a climber forebodingly notesContinue reading “Everest”

30-for-30: The Birth of Big Air

Release: Thursday, July 29, 2010 [Netflix] Directed by: Jeff Tremaine In my high school days I picked up an unreasonably heavy, gold-framed Mongoose flatland bike, thinking that I was going to get into this whole BMX thing, unaware that it was going to be just a phase. Unaware that the kind of bike I had wasn’t reallyContinue reading “30-for-30: The Birth of Big Air”