Documentaries

Not reviews, but rather dissections of non-fiction filmmaking that’s both new and old, including films from directors like Errol Morris, Ken Burns, Werner Herzog, Alex Gibney, D.A. Pennebaker, and Steve James.

Room 237

Room 237

It’d be hard for a cinephile to not find at least something enjoyable in Rodney Ascher’s…

Detropia

Detropia

If the 1920s were the best of times for the city of Detroit, Michigan, the late…

Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man definitely contains elements of mystery, and it represents the concert documentary well,…

How to Survive a Plague

How to Survive a Plague

How to Survive a Plague gets its title from the film’s standout moment, near its midpoint,…

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare has the power to enlighten and frighten. It’s…

The Queen of Versailles

The Queen of Versailles

The Queen of Versailles depicts a train wreck. Not an actual train wreck, mind you; It’s…

9.79*

9.79*

9.79* represents precisely why the 30 for 30 series is essential viewing for sports fans. Is…

The Ambassador

The Ambassador

As a film, The Ambassador is fascinating. Danish provocateur/journalist Mads Brügger embeds himself in the dangerous…

Side by Side

Side by Side

One wouldn’t necessarily expect Keanu Reeves to be as much an expert on the art of…

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

There isn’t a sushi chef in the world more accomplished and admired than Japan’s Jiro Ono.…

The Island President

The Island President

The tiny island nation of Maldives is rapidly vanishing thanks to rising sea levels, and its…

Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story

Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story

The story behind Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story begins in the intensely racially segregated South of…

The Revisionaries

The Revisionaries

Anyone who’s watched The Daily Show or The Colbert Report knows there’s a humorous side to…

The Russian Winter

The Russian Winter

John Forte was once on top of the music world, helping write and produce songs on…

Town of Runners

Town of Runners

Who knew the world capital of running was the small rural village of Bekoji, Ethiopia? In…

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, the latest documentary from Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock,…

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