There’s always a line between documentarians and subjects, but here it’s as sharp as life and death.
If the idea of placing your cast into a hypnotic trance sounds like the epitome of directorial control, it actually proves very much the opposite here.
‘American dreams’ and realities hit hard in the assembled works of MY AMERICA.
James Longley’s 2006 IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS is a sadly prophetic documentary well worth revisiting.
Roger Ebert writes on a haunting Herzog film he selected as one of the ‘Greats.’
Nicholas Wrathall’s GORE VIDAL: THE UNITED STATES OF AMNESIA shows that strong ideas do survive.
On French animator Michel Ocelot’s process: ‘If you make a film in which a child understands everything, you’re making a bad film, and you’re doing a bad thing: you’re not helping the child to grow.’
Taking a fresh look at history and the the framing of Iranian film with Dariush Mehrjui, Kamran Shirdel and Masoud Kimiai.
An AVATAR from a generation past, Werner Herzog’s people-versus-corporations dreamscape still speaks volumes.
A look back at the era that created Ron Vawter’s shrewdly dialectical, deeply resonant and deceptively simple performance, ROY COHN/JACK SMITH.
Inside the minds of U.S. Soldiers in HOW TO FOLD A FLAG.
Cinéma vérité meets otherworldly insight in Werner Herzog’s classic early documentary.