Posts Tagged ‘documentary’

Tabloid

News of the World has wound down its presses for good, but dry your eyes because on Friday we’ll have Tabloid – the latest marvel from master documentarian Errol Morris, and the only summer movie that tackles the important issues head-on: beauty pageants, cloning, and boogers!
The experience of watching Joyce McKinney’s spectacular story [...]

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Brock Enright and the Laws of Thermodynamics

Absolute zero is defined as the temperature at which thermodynamic systems cease molecular function as we know it—a state of matter that is virtually impossible to achieve in our universe. Scientists have never actually reached it, but as they’ve gotten close they’ve discovered that as temperatures approach absolute zero, matter takes on mindbending properties [...]

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La Danse: Frederick Wiseman On Point(e)

Frederick Wiseman’s latest documentary, La Danse, features just under three hours of footage of the Paris Opera Ballet, one of the world’s premiere ballet companies. You’ll notice, Dear Reader, that Your Correspondent did not use the words “chronicle,” “document,” or any other synonym that would imply storytelling, because that would be a stretch. [...]

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Top 20 Movies of 2008

Why stop at 10 when there are so many excellent movies out there and the internet has infinite space? To settle any arguments that may spring up, some of these movies were released as early as 2007 and exhibited in theaters as late as 2009, but they are all uniquely connected with 2008 either [...]

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Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell

This documentary details the life of little-known musician Arthur Russell, who never achieved widespread notoriety during his life, but who is arguably one of the most prolific musicians of our time. A cellist and song-writer, Russell set out to infiltrate all genres of music, from mainstream pop to esoteric man-and-cello ballads. [...]

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Man on Wire

This documentary chronicles Philippe Petit, the tight-rope walker who illegally strung a rope between the peaks of the Twin Towers in 1974 and traipsed across it for the better part of 45 minutes before the cops finally got him down in the event that has been heralded as “the artistic crime of the [...]

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