A new documentary artfully and excitingly suggests what made David Bowie tick.
Three recent documentaries explore the worlds of three masters of disparate but complementary art forms: photography and cinema, sculpture and painting, and toilets.
Again and again, we are taken in The Will to See to places where regular reporters never venture, and certainly not filmgoers.
This is a delightful and moving tale that provides a much-needed bit of relief from the chaotic world we are currently navigating. Back before there was iPhones and social media, two little boys took off on an unlikely adventure that changed their lives.
“Every record can have its own unique sound, depending on who has owned it, who’s touched it, where it’s been. That’s really important to me.” This movie makes you realize that these things should be important to you, too.
Mel Brooks called Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club “a little nest of happiness. All our recent wounds are healed there.”
The documentary supplies plenty of deserved admiration for its haggard but gentle subject, but it doesn’t tell us enough about the enduring value of Kurt Vonnegut’s writing.
Bobcat Goldthwait and Dana Gould almost died for their comedy; then they hit the road to get laughs about it.
A conversation with acclaimed filmmaker, poet, and educator Lynne Sachs about her work, particularly 2020’s Film About a Father Who.
Told with just the right amount of empathy, Five Years North offers an illuminating, and much needed, look at immigration in America.