All posts tagged "Documentary Film Review"

  • Interview: Andrew Rossi (Ivory Tower)

    Andrew Rossi’s prior film, Page One: Inside the New York Times, delved into the newspaper industry while it began to teeter on the brink of collapse...

  • The Kill Team | Review

    Kill or Be Killed: Krauss Meticulously Reassesses the Situation Part courtroom drama, part frontline footage film contextualized by Morris-esque investigative interviews with those on trial...

  • 112 Weddings | Review

    We Are Gathered Here Today To Reconsider: Block Delves Into The Meaning of Marriage Via 20 Years of Wedding Videography Over the years, director Doug...

  • Point and Shoot | 2014 AFI Docs Review

    Motorcycle Diaries: Curry Sees VanDyke Grow From Boy To Rebel As kids, nearly everyone falls in love with the idea of throwing caution to the...

  • Citizen Koch | Review

    Corporations Are People: Lessin and Deal Question Why Tia Lessin and Carl Deal’s Citizen Koch looks to shine a light on the political upheaval going...

  • Burt’s Buzz | Review

    Shapiro Follows Honey Trail; Enigmatic Shavitz is the Bee’s Knees The bearded-face of Burt’s Bees, a pioneering company in the commodification of “all-natural” personal care,...

  • Elena | Review

    Float On: Costa Laments Sister In Intimate Portrait Petra Costa has been trying to process the suicide of her older sister for over two decades...

  • Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon | Review

    Don’t Menschion It: Myers’ Debut a Loving Tribute to a Notable Friend Those that savor uncomplicated glimpses into the oft castigated entertainment industry will most...

  • The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga | 2014 Hot Docs Review

    Of Forest and Folklore: Oreck Lenses Extraordinary Essay on Eastern European Relationship with Land and Myth Recently, Jessica Oreck has been settling into a more...

  • For No Good Reason | Review

    Paul Has Precision But Less Purpose Than Steadman Anyone familiar with Hunter S. Thompson surely knows the work of his gonzo visual counterpart, Ralph Steadman....

  • DamNation | Review

    River Runners: Knight & Rummel Ruminate On Damming Evidence Just as directors Ben Knight and Travis Rummel’s Red Gold firmly yet astutely opposed the mining...

  • Fed Up | Review

    David vs. Goliath: Soechtig Takes on the Food Industry with Child Obesity Exposé that Begs to Differ on the Pizza as Vegetable Issue It’s no...

  • The Last Season | 2014 Hot Docs Review

    Fungus Among Us: Dosa Makes Friends With The Matsutake Though the name Sara Dosa may be new to some, the fledgling director already has some...

  • I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story | 2014 Hot Docs Review

    8 Feet Tall and Light as a Feather: Walker and LaMattina Chronicle the Life and Love of a Puppeteering Legend You’d be hard pressed to...

  • Everything Will Be | 2014 Hot Docs Review

    Kwan Finds Tradition and Trasfiguration in Chinatown No major city is without a Chinatown, each with its own cast of colorful characters, their shops stocked...

  • Joy of Man’s Desiring | 2014 Hot Docs Review

    All Work and No Play Makes Côté Toy With Factory Observation After a sultry opening monologue from a mystery woman that resonates with a statement...

  • Who is Dayani Cristal? | Review

    Body Talk: Bernal & Silver’s Doc an Empathetic Experiment A three pronged approach to uncovering the identity of an illegal immigrant’s corpse in the Arizona...

  • Finding Vivian Maier | Review

    Photo Bomb: Maloof and Siskel Rewrite Modern Art History Tales of buried treasure have long been the stuff of cinema gold, from The Treasure of...

  • Mistaken For Strangers | Review

    Bound By Blood, Not Band: Berninger Tails Brother The life of touring musicians has long been a favorite subject of documentarians the world over, but...

  • Jodorowsky’s Dune | Review

    Resurrecting Sci-fi Legend: Pavich Taps Alejandro Frank Herbert’s epic novel Dune has been a sci-fi benchmark since it’s original release back in 1965, and since,...

  • The Last of the Unjust | Review

    Return to the Void: Lanzmann Resurrects Murmelstein Claude Lanzmann’s unfathomable devotion to exposing the truths of the Holocaust is incomparable in the history of cinema....

  • 12 O’Clock Boys | Review

    Battles In Baltimore: Nathan Rides With The Boys First time director Lotfy Nathan has spent the last few years documenting war in the streets of...

  • Visitors | Review

    Reggio Looks Into The Eyes Of The Audience Steven Soderbergh was right when he said at the premiere of the film, a hundred people could watch...

  • Tim’s Vermeer | Review

    Teller Makes Watching Jenison’s Paint Dry Fun Tim Jenison is not a painter.  In fact, he lies on the opposite end of the spectrum of...

  • I Am Divine | Review

    Divine Intervention: Schwarz Resurrects a Trailblazer for Loving Tribute As gay culture becomes more normalized and commodified into the fabric of the mainstream zeitgeist, the...