Wednesday, December 31 2014
As the best of 2014's documentaries find new ways to tell stories, they are also the year's best films.
Monday, December 29 2014
Spanning a Truffaut-indebted magnum opus to a comeback vehicle for Michael Keaton, this collection of films is an eclectic representation of 2014's best.
Sunday, January 2 2011
PopMatters launches our six-day look at 2010's best film, TV and DVDs by spotlighting the 25 best indie and international films of the year, highlighted by a host of superb documentaries, a stellar film from China and one of the finest works of "hillbilly noir" ever.
Wednesday, November 19 2014
Citizenfour is exquisitely filmed and carefully reported, but its greatest effects have to do with what you don't see, such as the plans and ambitions that underlie surveillance.
Tuesday, October 26 2010
With The Oath, director Laura Poitras highlights the contradictions and failures of America's "war on terror".
Monday, September 20 2010
Laura Poitras' superb documentary, The Oath, follows Abu Jandal, but doesn't quite figure him out.
Thursday, May 20 2010
Abu Jandal's multiple lives seem as difficult to juggle as others'. Gauging responses and reading contexts, he is, as The Oath presents him, in process.
Monday, December 4 2006
Though the elections were over in January 2005, My Country exposes tensions that remain raw, if ever shifting.
Thursday, October 16 2014
Laura Poitras was a key person Edward Snowden reached out to when he decided to go public with documents detailing massive U.S. and British surveillance operations.