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‘Whirlybird’: Film Review | Sundance 2020

3:15 PM PST 1/26/2020 by Daniel Fienberg Whirlybird is informative and thrilling. It’s also profound and sad. And maybe it’s got threads of inspiration and uplift as well. That’s a wide range of responses, and it’s as much as you could have hoped…

Sundance 2020: “Whirlybird” Probes LA From Above

Clint Worthington January 26, 2020 Even through its glimpses into the dark underbelly of LA and the Turs’ marriage, Yoka still manages to craft propulsive moments of lurid news stories, and occasionally takes the time to dig into the quirkiness…

In WHIRLYBIRD, The Cost Of A Scoop Is Your Soul (Review)

by Kyle Anderson Jan 26 2020 • 3:15 PM The footage we get in Whirlybird is astonishing. We see the raw footage, including outtakes before and after the live segments on the news. With this, we see a picture of Tur’s demanding perfectionism…

Whirlybird Doc Soars Over Fires, Riots and Killings to Tell the Origin Story of Breaking News

Tim Molloy Published on January 26, 2020 But when the rush of breaking news wears off, everyone is left to consider the personal costs — and what is was all for. Whirlybird helps us understand breaking news as a high-flying addiction like any…

‘Whirlybird’ Film Review: Journalism Doc Makes More Impact With Family Breakup Than With Breaking News

Sundance 2020: The evolution of L.A.-based news pales in comparison to the personal story in Matt Yoka’s documentary Elizabeth Weitzman | January 26, 2020 @ 3:15 PM There’s more, though. And since it’s not presented as a spoiler, it should be…

‘Whirlybird’ Review: An Absorbing Look at a Sky News Pioneer’s Unconventional Life

Jude Dry Jan 29, 2020 12:39 pm The Tur family tale, in which a plucky young couple fall in love and raise children to a soundtrack of manhunts and forest fires, is undeniably compelling and an obvious fit for the…

Sundance Film Review: ‘Whirlybird’ Soars Just As High As Its Subject

BY TONI GONZALES -January 30, 2020 The history of Los Angeles isn’t in a museum that you visit. No, it sits on thousands of videotapes in a U-haul storage unit. Or, it did until director Matt Yoka and his team came along to convert…

Sundance Review: Whirlybird Explores the Adrenaline-Fueled Aerial News Game

Matt Cipolla January 28, 2020 It’s curious to see something like Whirlybird in a time when traditional television use is 1.) on the decline and 2.) retroactively looked as a precursor to today’s voyeurism. Director Matt Yoka frames the archive footage almost…

Sundance 2020 Review: The Sky’s the Limit in Matt Yoka’s Profound “Whirlybird”

JANUARY 26, 2020 11:15 PM by STEPHEN SAITO As Tur relates this fascinating personal epiphany, “Whirlybird” is bound to leave one about television news gathering as well, as both Zoey and Marika consider throughout the years how they’ve become desensitized…

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