Articles tagged secrets of nature, david attenborough, science, natural history film, documentary, harry bruce woolfe, silent film, charlie chaplin, black and white, nature film, blue planet, microcosmos

Memory Drawings in Film and Print: ‘Seth’s Dominion’

Seth’s Dominion offers a full picture of an exciting artist brimming with imagination, and with a great deal more to create.

READ more
One for All and All for Doug: ‘The Three Musketeers’ Is a Fairbanks Star Vehicle

Douglas Fairbanks has charm in spades, or swords, and D'Artagnan's cross of naïve bumpkin and brash youth is a perfect role for him.

READ more
BFI’s Release of Abel Gance’s ‘Napoléon’ Does Justice to a Masterpiece

The BFI’s restoration of Gance’s groundbreaking, grandiloquent 1927 epic is one of the year’s most highly anticipated Blu-ray releases.

READ more
‘When Comedy Was King’, or, How to Corrupt Young Minds

You know what they say, "He who laughs the loudest lives the longest."

READ more
Trumpaholism, or, Is “Liquor Before Beer, Never Fear” a Piece of Fake News?

How I worry when I drink, and why Distilled Knowledge is diffuse knowledge.

READ more
We’re ‘Children of Divorce’, We’re Doomed to Glamour!

Frank Lloyd's silent film explores how the other half suffers.

READ more
Shirley Clarke’s Films Collected and Restored

Every short film, documentary and home movie here tells you something about this indefatigable dynamo and largely overlooked artist.

READ more
Rage Plus Time Equals Prophecy: ‘I Am Not Your Negro’

James Baldwin’s requiem for three Civil Rights martyrs is also a letter addressed to future America and its “vast, unthinking, cruel white majority.”

READ more
‘My Love, Don’t Cross That River’ Showcases Love, Loss, and Nothing In-between

Mo-young Jin's debut documentary fails to develop its characters or story, and only scratches the surface of the universal emotions with which is grapples.

READ more
Alexander von Humboldt Carried the Spirit and the Genius of Goethe

Humboldt knew that nature, when properly channeled and understood, is something felt and experienced deeply and personally, that stimulates the imagination as well as the intellect.

READ more
‘Miss Sharon Jones!’ Captures the Remaining Days of This Wonderful Artist

Barbara Kopple’s documentary accomplishes a great deal in shining a light on such a dynamic figure at such a difficult time.

READ more
James Baldwin’s Resounding Words in ‘I Am Not Your Negro’

As James Baldwin reminds us, "History is not the past, it is the present. We carry our history with us. We are our history."

READ more
Slapstick, Thrills, Spooks and Camera Tricks in the 9.5mm Format

Indie entrepreneurs Undercrank Productions and Grapevine Video keep old silent films preserved for new generations.

READ more
‘The Eagle Huntress’ Flies in the Face of Adversity

One of the most spectacularly cinematic sports on earth is highlighted in this real-life story of a girl who fought back gender oppression.

READ more
‘Before the Flood’ Offers Knowledge About and Hope for Stopping Climate Change

A film about deadly environmental practices changing our world may also be changing television distribution practices.

READ more
‘Harmonies From Heaven’ Gives a Breakneck View of the Everly Brothers

A little too fast at times for the viewer to fully absorb, this BBC4 doc nevertheless reminds us of the power the Everlys wielded in their heyday.

READ more
‘13th’ Is a Powerful Entreaty for Americans to Get to Work on Fighting Racism

"We have more African Americans under criminal supervision than all the slaves back in the 1850s."

READ more
‘Kevin Hart: What Now?’ More Scattershot Comedy, That’s What

Far from wearing out his welcome, Hart the comedian must battle Hart the superstar for some of his stage time -- and he doesn't always succeed.

READ more
Nutty Professors? The Case for Scientist-Humorists in the Culture Wars

It's time for the personalities of the science community to emerge from their labs and to get into the ring.

READ more
Great Performances: ‘Hamilton’s America’

Marketing meets documentary in Hamilton's America, which makes it no less interesting and worth watching.

READ more
More Recent Articles
//Mixed media
//Blogs

That Ribbon of Highway: Sharon Jones Re-shapes Woody Guthrie's Song

// Sound Affects

"Sharon Jones and Woodie Guthrie knew: great songs belong to everybody.

READ the article