Tuesday, May 26 2009
Michele Ohayon’s film makes the couple's complicated experience visible in reenactments and via photos and historical footage.
Tuesday, May 19 2009
In Stranded: I've Come From a Plane That Crashed in the Mountains, impressionistic reenactments don’t provide plot or solicit viewer sympathy so much as they evoke anxiety.
Tuesday, May 5 2009
Wings of Defeat shows that, then and now, the kamikaze pilots were complicated and diverse individuals, not stereotypical fanatics.
Tuesday, April 28 2009
Michal Goldman's film is a loving tribute to those hopes for a heaven on earth in the Coops.
Tuesday, April 14 2009
As much as she is celebrated by her constituents and the documentary, Taking Root, Wangari Maathai maintains her faith in "the people."
Tuesday, April 7 2009
Milking the Rhino tracks the shifting relations among African wildlife, their human neighbors, and eco-tourists.
Tuesday, March 31 2009
As the day dawns in the discerning and detailed Recycle, a bulldozer is pushing cardboard.
Tuesday, March 24 2009
In her remarkable documentary, Lakshmi and Me, Nishtha Jain proposes to "cross a line," to film her maid, Lakshmi.
Tuesday, March 17 2009
While the wedding provides compelling visuals and some minor melodrama, Arusi Persian Wedding is most interesting as it integrates its personal stories details within a broad historical context.
Tuesday, February 24 2009
It's the careful, unsensational revelation of self-delusion that makes The Order of Myths so devastating.