- Critical Acclaim for 'Racing Dreams' – Airs 2/23 on PBS Read what critics have to say about Racing Dreams, a documentary that chronicles a year in the life of three tweens who dream of becoming NASCAR drivers.
- Critical Acclaim for 'Last Train Home' – Airs 9/27 on PBS Read what critics have to say about the POV documentary Last Train Home, a heart-stopping journey with the Zhangs, a couple who left infant children behind for factory jobs 16 years ago, hoping their wages would lift their children to a better life.
- Critical Acclaim for 'The Learning' – Airs 9/20 on PBS Read what critics have to say about The Learning, the POV documentary about four Filipina women who reluctantly leave their families and schools to teach in Baltimore.
- Critical Acclaim for 'If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front' – Airs 9/13 on PBS Read what critics have to say about If a Tree Falls, the POV documentary that explores two of America's most pressing issues — environmentalism and terrorism.
- Critics Call 'Better This World' a Riveting Thriller – Watch It Tonight on PBS! Critics are raving about Better This World, a dramatic tale of idealism, loyalty, crime and betrayal that follows the radicalization of boyhood friends under the tutelage of a revolutionary activist.
- What Critics Are Saying About 'Armadillo' – Watch It Tonight! The critics are buzzing about Armadillo, the Danish war documentary that sparked controversy about the war in Afghanistan in its home country.
- Critical Acclaim for 'Enemies of the People': Watch it Tonight Critics have been singing the praises of Enemies of the People, an enthralling new documentary that provides an unprecedented and unflinching account of Cambodia's genocide under the Khmer Rouge.
- 'Sweetgrass' Gets Sweet Praise: Watch It Tonight
Sweetgrass, the absorbing documentary by Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor on the last of Montana sheep-herders, premieres tonight on many PBS stations. The film has been garnering critical acclaim from top critics across the country.
- Critics Love 'My Perestroika' & So Should You; Now Watch the Film Online For Free
My Perestroika, which premiered last Tuesday night on POV, has been receiving rave reviews. As you meet five former classmates, you'll witness their coming-of age from living sheltered childhoods in the USSR to searching for their places in today's Moscow. Here's a sampling of what some top critics are saying about this important film.
- Doc Soup: Reviewing Docs from the Past: 'Wild Parrots' – For the Birds So many docs, so little time. As a service to you, dear reader, I’ve been wanting to occasionally review classic or otherwise notable documentaries for some time now. I’m going to look back at these films with the hope that I can help guide you to select well-known documentaries that are worth seeing, long after […]
- Doc Soup: The Last Word on “Dear Zachary” I’ve always been a little bothered by what I perceive as the different standards with which film critics (and audiences) approach docs, basically giving greater leniency toward a film because of its noble subject matter. That’s partly why I’ve been talking about Dear Zachary here at Doc Soup. Well, I think it’s time to put […]
- Doc Soup: Revisiting the New York City of “Style Wars” Last week, as promised in a previous post, I finally sat down and watched the 1982 doc Style Wars, directed by Tony Silver and Henry Chalfant. I was really impressed by the film, and two days later, I was pleased to see the New York Times film critic A.O. Scott giving it a rave review […]