I’ve studied dance nearly my whole life. I understand well the ways it can be inscrutable and transcendent. More often than not, the new documentary reveals how little dance is understood, and the pitfalls of trying to represent it.
Hail Satan? marks the first time that director Penny Lane filmed contemporary events as they developed, though her deftness with archival material is crucial to the story’s appeal.
Balancing verité grit with sometimes-howling humor, Matteo Garrone’s new movie is subtler than what viewers might anticipate.
Directed by Raoul Peck, I Am Not Your Negro is montage and meditation, a dialogue between the archive and the present.
Recently, I had to explain to a friend without internet access who Werner Herzog is.