All posts tagged "Documentary Film Review"

  • In the Basement | 2014 BFI London Film Festival Review

    Dungeons, Nazis and Latex Babies: Seidl Puts Modern Cave Dwellers on Display Paradise trilogy helmer Ulrich Seidl returns to docu form in what could easily...

  • Hockney | 2014 London BFI Film Festival Review

    Eight Days a Week: Hockney Doc Shows Artist’s Colorful Life Guiding auds through his career from his early days growing up in Bradford, to moving...

  • Wild | 2014 TIFF Review

    Peaks and Vallée: Witherspoon Eats, Prays, Hikes When Cheryl Strayed’s memoir was released in 2012, the climate for gender politics was different. The book’s popularity soared...

  • The Overnighters | Review

    Love Thy Neighbor: Moss Finds Faith In Oil Boomtown In the small town of Williston, North Dakota, a modern day boomtown is growing exponentially as...

  • Tales of the Grim Sleeper | 2014 TIFF Review

    In Broomfield We Trust: Docu-helmer Hits the Pavement on Decades Sprawling South Central Serial Murder Case Harkening back to his fascination with the backwoods serial...

  • The Look of Silence | 2014 TIFF Review

    Examining Eyes, Hearts & Minds: Oppenheimer Sees This Time From The Viewpoint of the Victims Joshua Oppenheimer rocked the world of cinema with his groundbreaking...

  • I Am Here | 2014 TIFF Review

    Wherein We Learn that Both Money and Karaoke are the Real Roots of All Evil Lixin Fan, director of the Chinese migrant worker doc, Last...

  • National Gallery | Review

    Museum Hours: Wiseman’s Three-Hour Documentary Is a Riveting Essay About Narrative Construction The latest entry in Frederick Wiseman’s tireless career project, which attempts to capture...

  • To Be Takei | Review

    Living Long and Prospering: Kroot Recounts the Star’s Trek From Internment to the Internet Thanks to his witty and sincere presence on various social media...

  • Expedition to the End of the World | Review

    Dencik Sails For Science and Existentialism At first glance, Danish director Daniel Dencik’s Expedition to the End of the World seems a blatant ripoff of...

  • Dinosaur 13 | Review

    Miller Asks: Who’s Dinosaur Is It Anyways? Before 1990, only twelve Tyrannosaurus Rex had ever been discovered. As you may have guessed, Dinosaur 13 documents...

  • The Dog | Review

    Dog Eat Dog: Berg & Keraudren’s Doc an Intriguing Portrait of a Famous Bank Robber Destined to be a compelling double feature event with Sidney...

  • 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...