Thursday, November 6 2008
Knee Deep is actually less interested in the details of who shot Janette Osborne than in the multiple stories that emerged from the crime.
Tuesday, October 28 2008
Dinner with the President: A Nation’s Journey finds a particular, recurring focus in the question of women's rights.
Wednesday, October 22 2008
Opening the Fall 2008 season of Independent Lens, Chicago 10 revises old ideas -- about what constitutes history and documentary.
Friday, October 17 2008
Thursday, October 16 2008
Soldiers' moral struggles tend to remain invisible, like the situations that drive them. Soldiers of Conscience shows the dilemmas and the costs of war.
Tuesday, August 19 2008
The Judge and the General gives Guzmán the opportunity to reflect on his part in the process of Pinochet's regime and to define the perpetrators.
Tuesday, August 5 2008
With his life and career in one of their several turnarounds, Cash is here an ideal documentary subject, self-aware, passionate, and glad to take the crew along on a tour of places and people that matter to him,
Again and again, 18 With a Bullet reinforces this idea, that the rules are all important.
Tuesday, July 29 2008
Kazuhiro Soda's excellent Campaign (Senkyo) is an "observational documentary," quiet and acute.
Wednesday, July 9 2008
In Full Battle Rattle, the Iraq Simulation and the war are both real and not real, confusing, painful, and horrific, for the refugees working as role players.