Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s latest docuseries is sobering, overwhelming, and absolutely necessary viewing.
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Review: ‘FIVE CAME BACK’ Is a Must-Watch for Film and WWII Buffs
Netflix’s new docuseries weds stunning archival footage with insight into five of the era’s most enduring directors.
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Netflix Movie Roundup: ’13TH,’ ‘MASCOTS,’ And ‘ARQ’
Netflix digs in on original releases, but it only takes one magnificent documentary to justify their process.
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Laura Poitras’s insider account of the Edward Snowden affair is a gripping, paranoid character study.
Roger and Me: A Tribute to Roger Ebert, Part 2 – LIFE ITSELF
Herein lies the 2nd and final (for now) part of my tribute to the late film critic Roger Ebert, which primarily focuses on the new documentary Life Itself, now playing in theaters and VOD.
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Short Takes: HBO Pride Edition
Reviews of HBO’s “The Normal Heart” and more after the jump.
Review: JODOROWSKY’S DUNE
The new documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune is a film buff’s wet dream, providing an in-depth look into a cinematic event that never was.
Review: AND THE OSCAR GOES TO…
It’s Oscar season, and to celebrate Turner Classic Movies delivers an all-too-short and lightweight, but still engrossing, account of the Academy of Motions Picture Arts and Sciences’s 83-year history.
Review: THE ACT OF KILLING
The Oscar-nominated documentary The Act of Killing is a torturous delve into the minds of murderers. It is also one of the most surreal and profound documentaries ever made.
Review: 20 FEET FROM STARDOM
Shining a light on the little-known talent behind the talent, this Oscar-nominated documentary is a buoyant, sometimes bittersweet tribute to backup singers, giving them credit long-deserved.