In these short films James Baldwin does not come off as a relaxed person, someone at ease with himself or quite comfortable in the world. You can feel the acute pain as he speaks.
Film Interview: Talking to Zach Baliva, Director of “Potentially Dangerous”
Potentially Dangerous is a documentary about an era during World War II when Italians living in the United States were persecuted and, in some cases interned, as “enemy aliens” because the US was at war with Italy.
Film Review: The Love Barge – Nicolas Philibert’s “On the Adamant” Wins Top Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival
Veteran director Nicolas Philibert’s inspiring documentary about the humane treatment of the mentally ill touched the Berlin jurors in what was a generally disappointing competition.
Film Reviews: 2023 Oscar Nominated Short Films — Documentary
A critical look at 2023 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Documentary showcase..
Film Review: “Retrograde” — America’s Tragic Withdrawal from Afghanistan
Now, more than a year after Kabul fell, Afghanistan, where a conflict media-branded as “America’s longest war” waged for twenty years, barely makes the news.
Film Review: “In the Court of the Crimson King, King Crimson at 50” — Dreams and Nightmares
Surprisingly, for a band whose hypnotic music throughout the documentary provides a continuum with menacing and meditative extremes that mesh with near-mathematical discipline, it’s the human elements that leave the greatest impressions..
Doc Talk: Tales of Exile and Return, Loss and Recovery in the Boston Palestine Film Festival
A gathering of documentaries (not to mention features and shorts) whose exploration of the perseverance of longing and identity in the wake of a historical tragedy demand to be seen.
Film Review: Wait for It… “Hold Your Fire”
At a time when the nation is taking stock of the failures of our history of urban policing and looking for some new approaches, the lessons of Hold Your Fire are needed more urgently than ever.
Film Review: Geek Out in “Moonage Daydream.” Oh, Yeah!
A new documentary artfully and excitingly suggests what made David Bowie tick.
Doc Talk: Three Portraits of Artists — One as a Young Woman and Two as Old Men
Three recent documentaries explore the worlds of three masters of disparate but complementary art forms: photography and cinema, sculpture and painting, and toilets.