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.
Thursday, November 20 2014
These two excellent documentaries examine failed state systems: an unresponsive police department and a negligent oil safety regime.
Wednesday, June 25 2008
Smart and compelling, Battle for Haditha, "based on true events," follows two sets of characters -- the marines and the bombers -- on their collision courses.
Sunday, June 6 2004
When Broomfield suggests that Aileen imagine causes for her behavior rather than focus on the punishment, she backs off.
Sunday, April 27 2003
This is Broomfield's great insight, worth repeating in all his films: truth is messy and unstable, truth is self-serving.
Wednesday, November 6 2002
Biggie and Tupac is best when it's not making assertions (most of which are not new and most of which are going to be tedious to anyone who's read anything about the cases in the past).