Last night, at the end of the fourth episode of The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, we saw Ken Burns do something pretty special.Continue reading this entry »
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We’re in the thick of The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, Ken Burns’s seven-part PBS series, but what I want to address here is what’s not on the screen.Continue reading this entry »
“I have saved millions of bar mitzvahs and weddings and vacations,” say Burns, whose seven-part series, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, begins Sunday on PBS.Continue reading this entry »
When I Walk, a documentary about filmmaker Jason DaSilva’s struggle with multiple sclerosis, falls into a powerfully intimate category of documentary in which the director tells the story of his or her own affliction.Continue reading this entry »
Ultimate fan and Crawley wannabe Tom Roston shares a trove of documentaries you can watch online about the upstairs-downstairs set.Continue reading this entry »
You’ve heard me talk about it before, but, finally, Ellen Kuras‘ The Betrayal is making it to the public this Friday, at the IFC Film Center so forgive me if I have little more to say. The movie, 23 years in the making, is about a Laotian immigrant family’s experience in America; after its openingContinue reading this entry »
Now that Sundance is over, I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on the Oscar nominees for Best Documentary: No End In Sight Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs Operation Homecoming: Writing The Wartime Experience Richard E. Robbins Sicko Michael Moore and Meghan O’Hara Taxi To The Dark Side Alex Gibney and Eva Orner War/DanceContinue reading this entry »