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Tag Archives: Documentaries
Command and Control gives a mostly eyewitness account of an otherwise ordinary workplace accident at a nuclear warhead storage facility that could have led to full-scale devastation in the American South.
The food science/health documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead makes the filmmaker-subject motif – in which the man behind the camera spends as much time in front of it – appear to be the norm.
Those who love hearing fashion discussed as serious art will love this documentary, a portrait of the late iconic French designer, Yves Saint Laurent.
8 Billion Lives is a platform for short documentary films, each featuring a day in the life of a real person.
George Butler and Robert Fiore’s Pumping Iron debuted 33 years ago, focusing on a number of bodybuilders, including Arnold Schwarzenegger. Because so few documentaries give us insight into an improbable kind of hyper-masculinized identity, briefly contextualizing two recent efforts with Butler and Fiore’s film seems useful.Afghan Muscles and Bigger, Stronger, Faster: The Side Effects of […]
“Word Is Out: Stories Of Some Of Our Lives” made an unusual impact when it was first released in 1978.
Chevolution focuses on what might be the single most famous photographic portrait of the 20th century: Alberto Korda’s image of the beret-wearing Ernesto “Che” Guevara.
“Until the Light Takes Us,” a new documentary by Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites, tells the origin story of Black Metal.
Macky Alston’s documentary The Killer Within is an unflinching exploration into the nature of guilt, told from the perspective of one man who must reveal a terrible secret.
The Ister examines the rapid nature of technological progress and its disorienting effect on Western philosophy and ethics.
Frontrunner illustrates how a force of people are trying to change long-established cultural norms by altering social practices, and such changes begin with the freedom to act on one’s personal beliefs.
“When I got out of film school, there was sort of this realization like, ‘Oh my God, I have to make this happen.’ You don’t get jobs out of film school. Nobody ever says, ‘Oh, did you go to UCLA? I have a fine position for you.'”
“Wetlands was unlike any music venue or any nightclub I had ever entered, let alone one in New York City. I remember being blown away by the use of space, in particular the downstairs lounge, which was something of the ultimate chill zone.”
Matthew Sorrento reviews the new documentary about famed writer Harlan Ellison