Cynthia Fuchs is director of Film & Media Studies and Associate Professor of English, Film & Video Studies, African and African American Studies, Sport & American Culture, and Women and Gender Studies at George Mason University.
Friday, January 2 2015
On the occasion of 30 for 30's fifth anniversary, ESPN Films has released a 100-Film Gift Set. And on that occasion, a list of the 10 best 30 for 30 films.. so far.
Wednesday, December 31 2014
As the best of 2014's documentaries find new ways to tell stories, they are also the year's best films.
Sunday, September 11 2011
The many documentaries on 9/11 show that this is what the day has been and remains, history conveyed by images, history reconfigured to shape what comes after, history that is perpetual.
Thursday, January 13 2011
A remarkable number of documentaries challenged basic assumptions about structure and representation, faith and truth.
Thursday, November 18 2010
Filmmaker Chico Colvard talks about his memories, his award-winning documentary (Family Affair) -- opening this Friday at the Quad -- and the whiteness of the independent film community.
Friday, April 17 2015
Unfriended raises a few good questions concerning how social media works, how it is used, and also how it shapes experience.
Friday, April 10 2015
This artificial intelligence flick uses the nerd archetype to make points about masculinity, ego, and empathy.
Friday, April 3 2015
Cars parachute into the Caucasus, cars plunge off cliffs, and perhaps most dauntingly, soar from one of the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi.
Friday, March 27 2015
This examination of documentary filmmaking, of truth and not-quite-truth, is somewhat undercut by the neuroses of its male lead (Ben Stiller).
Friday, March 27 2015
Even though Jim Parsons is trying to distance himself from his Big Bang Theory character, his role in Home, like the film itself, feels awfully familiar.
Monday, February 23 2015
“The disclosures that Edward Snowden revealed don’t only expose a threat to our privacy but to our democracy itself."
Friday, February 20 2015
This documentary about a New Jersey "free school" is as adventurous and experimental as its subject.
Monday, February 9 2015
Monday, January 19 2015
Those interested in the American Sniper controversy ought to check out Dan Krauss' documentary The Kill Team, which similarly explores the dehumanization of war.
Saturday, November 8 2014
Watchers of the Sky screens at the Doc Yard on 8 November.