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.
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.
Thursday, May 6 2010
Alex Gibney says, "The reason I hate the whole bad apple thing is because it allows us as human beings to completely disengage, to say, 'I'd never do anything bad, because I'm good.'"
Thursday, March 4 2010
Antoine Fuqua's new film, Brooklyn's Finest, is about men under pressure, men whose choices range between "righter and wronger", as on character outs it.
Friday, September 26 2014
Tracks explores the problem of authenticity, what it means, and who perceives it.
Friday, September 26 2014
As much as Robert (Denzel Washington) delivers action and melodramatic conventions, he also hints at another possibility entirely.
Friday, September 19 2014
This latest Liam Neeson vehicle isn't just another vengeance movie; it's about what you expect and about how movies create what you expect.
Wednesday, September 17 2014
It's hard to overstate the overstatement in Red Band Society.
Tuesday, September 16 2014
This, of course, is how such concoctions work: all supporting players tell you something about the original squabbling family members, and each of these tells you something about the primary family member.
Thursday, September 18 2014
Friday, August 29 2014
The work of Dr. Susan Robinson forms the focus of Martha Shane and Lana Wilson's intelligent, conscientious documentary, After Tiller, premiering on PBS' POV series on September 1.
Tuesday, July 1 2014
“The entire control room is like a group of six-year-olds whose birthday is next week, you know, and there’s gonna be cake, there’s gonna be presents, their friends are gonna be there, and they just know its going to be great.”
Monday, April 7 2014
The film indicts US arrogance in its many forms, including the American administrations and corporate interests that blundered their ways through decades of combat and escalation.
Friday, February 14 2014
Both careful and compelling, Nan Burstein's film looks back on the rivalry between the golden girl Kerrigan and the hardscrabble Tony Harding as well as a number of related stories, not least being the TV coverage of every creepy or melodramatic moment.