The Best DVDs of 2011 | 8 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM
With the continuing rise of Blu-ray, this year sees a lot of repeat entries. Just because they're here again, however, doesn't mean they're any less special.
The Best Documentaries of 2010 | 13 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM
A remarkable number of documentaries challenged basic assumptions about structure and representation, faith and truth.
Banksy's Bare Wit-ness | 20 Mar 2011 // 5:00 PM
Like Aristophanes in Ancient Greece, Mark Twain in 19th century America, or Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes, Banksy’s visual humor chastises power in its multiple manifestations by hauling it before the court of public opinion for a well-deserved flogging.
Exit Through the Gift Shop | 16 Apr 2010 // 12:46 AM
Legendary British graffiti artist Banksy raises a compelling question in his new film: is there a difference between real and perceived power?
Finally Getting It? The 2011 Oscar Nominations | 25 Jan 2011 // 3:50 AM
The 2011 Oscar Nominations, with indications that, for once, the Academy might have figured out what truly was/is the Year's Best.
The Artist Formerly Known As Thierry Guetta | 22 Jun 2010 // 3:00 AM
Many have proposed that Exit Through the Gift Shop is a hoax. Others claim that only half of it is, which seems more plausible. Can the film's old footage of not-yet-famous street artists, like Shepherd Fairey and Swoon, really be fake? Exactly how elaborate could this ruse be?
Getting at the truth of 'Exit Through the Gift Shop' | 24 Feb 2011 // 12:30 AM
LOS ANGELES — Heading into Sunday's Academy Awards, "Exit Through the Gift Shop" is undoubtedly the most buzzed-about film in the documentary feature category. But the
Underground artist's film is hot ticket at Sundance | 25 Jan 2010 // 8:09 PM
As his work generates more hype and money, the enigmatic Banksy believes a movie can correct the course of the cultural conversation -- back toward art itself, rather than its commoditization.