Friday, April 24 2015
Cobain’s witty self-awareness is one of many new and heartrending sides of him brought to light in Brett Morgen’s new HBO documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.
Friday, April 17 2015
As Monkey Kingdom turns into another cookie-cutter family film in which the underdog overcomes all odds, it's easy to lose track of the incredible documentary footage.
Friday, April 10 2015
Ebert never lived to see the finished product, but it's not a stretch at all to imagine what kind of score Siskel & Ebert would have given it had they the chance: two thumbs up.
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).
Wednesday, March 18 2015
Robert Altman’s beautiful film reminds us of Van Gogh's genius and provides an intimate portrait of two brothers bound by their love of art.
Wednesday, March 11 2015
Though he never received the appreciation of his peers, documentarian Albert Maysles' mark on the genre remains indelible, and important. Here are 10 reasons why.
Tuesday, March 10 2015
1965 places that year's astonishing surge of innovative pop music in a larger context of social, cultural, and political change.
Thursday, October 30 2014
Showrunners misses the opportunity to explore why creating fictional worlds continues to be gendered as masculine in our cultural imagination.
Monday, September 15 2014
In Last Days in Vietnam, archival footage is both thrilling and heartbreaking, at once emblematic of the broader saga of so many mistakes set against so many heroic efforts.
Monday, September 8 2014
Knowledge of what might happen, a sense of limits and possibilities, make New York firefighters' lives simultaneously extraordinary and essential.