While on its surface the film follows selfless caregivers, dig a tad deeper and troubling aspects begin to bubble up.
The A-Lot-Ness of Little Richard
Little Richard: I Am Everything honors the a-lot-ness that made him a 20th-century pioneer, while acknowledging the bumps along the trail he blazed.
The Anarchic Spirit of Nam June Paik
Amanda Kim’s documentary shows how Paik anticipated the dizzying ways in which electronic and digital culture would transform human discourse.
What Salamanders Tell Us About Our Future on Earth
A Common Sequence muses on the different ways that humans assess, categorize, understand, and often exploit the natural world.
Achingly Intimate Doc About Ukrainian Orphans Insists on Hope
A House Made of Splinters bears witness not only to children’s ongoing trauma, but to their enduring ability to seek out and sustain their own support networks.
India Tries to Block Documentary Critical of Modi
Multiple posts about the film have been taken down on Twitter, many of them following the government’s removal requests.
What to See in This Year’s Sundance Film Festival
In myriad ways, coming as it does in January, Sundance sets the stage for US cinema through the rest of the year.
Seven Recommended Films From the Dominican Republic
Whether documentary, experimental, or somewhere in between, there is no shortage of intriguing Dominican films through which to consider life on the island.
Is There Anything Left to Say About the Male Gaze?
Nina Menkes’s Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power wants to join the ongoing conversation about gender and film. The trouble is that it has nothing new to say.
In a New Documentary, Refugees Reclaim Their Narrative
Refugees of the Moria camp in Lesvos, Greece are behind the camera in the film Nothing About Us Without Us.
The Philippines’ Turbulent Past Captured in Film
The 26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival’s Philippines retrospective highlights early documentation of the country, local responses to the Marcos dictatorship, and contemporary work.
New Documentary Looks at Artmaking Behind Bars
Artist Jesse Krimes served six years in federal prison, creating artworks while incarcerated using the bare-bones materials at his disposal.