Documentaries have started to assert that they, like their Hollywood cousins, can be more than simply ‘engaging.’ Doc Soup Man Tom Roston says they can be entertaining diversions too.Continue reading this entry »
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Who will win? Doc Soup Man has picked it for four years running. But this year, he says, is one of the closest races in years.Continue reading this entry »
So far, who’s the most important person in docs at Sundance this year? A festival organizer? A doc subject? A director? Or none of the above?Continue reading this entry »
The 2008 film Man on Wire helped canonize performance artist Philippe Petit‘s marvelous feat of walking on a wire between the World Trade Center towers in 1974. Petit’s act had become a cherished yet distant memory for many New Yorkers, but the film, which went on to win the Oscar, really placed Petit’s daring walkContinue reading this entry »
It’s end of the year wrap-up time, at a juncture when the world of movies and entertainment and even docs seems a little removed from what’s really on our minds: we appear to be stuck in the muck (but for how long?), though many of us are hopeful that an Obama administration could bring greatContinue reading this entry »