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.
Tuesday, December 10 2013
In basketball, Bernard King, a shy, thoughtful child living in a "rough" part of Brooklyn, found a means to self-expression and purpose.
Monday, December 9 2013
As much as Lenny Cooke ponders what might have gone wrong for him, this film suggests more than just what might have been.
Thursday, December 5 2013
Russell's life-changing drunk driving accident, which sends him to prison, is rendered in a slash of harsh sound and illegible wreckage: from now on, you know, his options only dwindle.
Tuesday, December 3 2013
As alter egos go, you couldn't have two more opposite types than the adorable Sven and the relentlessly fierce ice monster.
Monday, December 2 2013
A star who lamented the wages of fame for most of her life, Elizabeth Taylor embraced the spotlight in order to raise awareness and money regarding AIDS.
Tuesday, November 5 2013
The film is a remarkable portrait, convincing and performative, insistent and expressive, and ever incomplete.
Tuesday, October 29 2013
The Oscar-winning documentary is as vital and heartrending today as it was on its release almost a decade ago.
Monday, October 14 2013
This remarkable documentary series has offered glimpses of its subjects' experiences, versions of reality constructed and set into a complex dialogue with their viewers.
Monday, September 23 2013
Janet Mino patiently coaxes her students to say what they feel and to feel safe. Some are afraid, some are frustrated, and some are eager; all sit in her classroom at John F. Kennedy High School in Newark, New Jersey, and all have special needs.
Monday, September 23 2013
First Cousin Once Removed suggests contexts, slips in stories, and frames performances -- by Edwin and those who remember him -- and so, beautifully complicates and extends its project.