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.

Senna

Senna

Senna takes the idea of a non-fiction film to a whole new level. The film’s presentation…

Page One: Inside the New York Times

Page One: Inside the New York Times

Page One: Inside The New York Times might not be the best doc I see this…

Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop

Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop

By combining elements of fellow show-biz docs I’m Still Here and Joan Rivers: A Piece of…

Countdown to Zero

Countdown to Zero

When the Academy’s documentary branch released its short list for Best Documentary contenders in 2010, a…

Restrepo

Restrepo

When I was in journalism school, I had a professor who just fawned over Sebastian Junger…

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Exit Through the Gift Shop

My thoughts going into Banksy’s Exit Through the Gift Shop were summed up perfectly by one…

Inside Job

Inside Job

Charles Ferguson’s Inside Job is the kind of film that gets under your skin and stays…

Catfish

Catfish

How does one go about writing a review for the movie you aren’t supposed to know…

Waiting for “Superman”

Waiting for “Superman”

Waiting for “Superman” is a heartbreaking and infuriating look at our nation’s educational system. Any idiot…

The Cove

The Cove

I’ve said before on this blog that I’ve never really been a huge fan of documentaries.…

The Art of the Steal

The Art of the Steal

The Art of the Steal—another great doc in what’s already being dubbed the best documentary year…

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

The problem I usually have with documentaries is that, while I find them enlightening, I rarely…

Capitalism: A Love Story

Capitalism: A Love Story

Your thoughts on “Capitalism: A Love Story,” Michael Moore’s latest left-wing “docu-ganda,” likely depend on which…

This Is It

This Is It

Writing a review of Michael Jackson’s concert rehearsal documentary is something of a pointless endeavor (which…

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