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.
The Tender Turns of the Crime Drama Dogman
Balancing verité grit with sometimes-howling humor, Matteo Garrone’s new movie is subtler than what viewers might anticipate.
A Documentary Envisions a Book James Baldwin Never Finished
Directed by Raoul Peck, I Am Not Your Negro is montage and meditation, a dialogue between the archive and the present.
Werner Herzog Taps into the Humanity of the Internet
Recently, I had to explain to a friend without internet access who Werner Herzog is.