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Wednesday, August 7 2013

In Defense Of ... Sarah Polley Being One of the Best Directors in Modern Cinema

From Away From Her to Stories We Tell, the child actress-turned-director is a mastermind at both presenting and analyzing the fine details of a life. To realize she's still so young is both exhilarating and unnerving.


Wednesday, May 1 2013

SFIFF Day 2: ‘Blackfish’ + ‘The Act of Killing’

Should documentaries adopt the traditional story structure found in narrative cinema? Two films at SFIFF provide a powerful argument for why documentaries should be treated as much more than straightforward narratives.


Tuesday, October 25 2011

A Style Icon’s Legacy is Dissected by the Man Who Loved Him in ‘L’amour fou’

"Summer Hours" meets "Russian Ark" in this melancholy look at Yves Saint Laurent's artistic legacy.


Thursday, April 28 2011

Full Frame Film Festival 2011: ‘Project Nim’

This film is about the notorious experiment in the ‘70s to raise a chimpanzee in a human environment and teach it sign language.


Full Frame Film Festival 2011: ‘We Still Live Here’


Wednesday, March 16 2011

The Top 5 Most Anticipated Music Documentaries

Music geeks are salivating at the prospect of these five upcoming music documentaries.


Wednesday, February 9 2011

‘Freakonomics’: Dismal Is as Dismal Does

In each of its major segments, the documentary is walked right up to the point of tackling thorny questions of equality, social justice, and freedom -- only to be pulled back.


Tuesday, September 21 2010

Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect

The opening argument in the film is that the “Rem Koolhaas” the viewer knows, the singular genius of media accounts, especially in America, is a convenient signifier that masks another “Rem Koolhaas”, one who is not singular, but plural, a walking composition of influences, ideas, theories and collaborations.


Wednesday, May 19 2010

Buckminster Fuller’s World: Emancipation by Design

The World of Buckminster Fuller shows its subject as inspired by both nature and humanity, and as having a public interested in ideas, unvarnished.


Thursday, February 25 2010

Examined Life

This punctures the image of philosophy as a rarefied field, where philosophers live in some kind of Cartesian bubble, their brains effectively separated from their bodies.


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