Documentary Frames Graphic Art’s Political Ferment
A stirring compilation of instances where the pen, or brush, was equivalent to the sword raises the question of whether it can compete with the keyboard.
Two Russian Films Give Differing Views of Motherland
"Khodorkovsky" and "Hipsters," two wildly different films currently making rounds of U.S., suggest that each step forward in Russia is greeted with one step back.
Reintroducing Paul Goodman, the 'Public Intellectual'
A new documentary film, "Paul Goodman Changed My Life," tells the at-times risqué story of the seminal public intellectual of the American left whose impact evaporated after his death in 1972.
'American Teacher' Film Argues for Better Teacher Pay
"American Teacher" argues the best prescription for the United States' ailing public schools is paying the educators a better salary.
Review: Sky Island a Lyrical Look at Climate Change
A documentary film airing on PBS looks at New Mexico’s Jemez range, and gently and sparely shows how changing climate affects these unique "sky islands."
Documentary Chronicles Art Saved from Dictator's Reach
The documentary 'The Desert of Forbidden Art' tells the story of the Igor Savitsky Museum, a remote refuge for Soviet-era art that ran afoul of Stalin's diktat.
"Making the Boys" Documentary Examines Controversial Gay Play
Documentary film "Making the Boys" recounts the rise, fall and redemption of the groundbreaking and controversial play, "The Boys in the Band."
Into Eternity — Documentary Looks at Hiding Place for Nuclear Waste
A new film documenting Finland’s effort to seal away nuclear waste for the next 100 millennia asks how one predicts 100,000 years into the future.
'Bhutto' Looks at Life of Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto
The murders, intrigues and expanses of Pakistan's first female prime minister seem made for the big screen, and a new documentary is a game first step in that direction.
Eliot Spitzer’s Rise and Fall, and Potential Return
Eliot Spitzer, the shooting star of New York state politics, takes part in the documentary "Client 9," which looks at the sex scandal that doused his light.
Movie Review: 'Carlos' Excellent Look Inside a Terrorist's Mind
"Carlos," a monumental feature film about the 1970s terrorist Carlos the Jackal, covers the bases historically and still provides a crackling good experience cinematically.
'Social Network' Recounts Classic American Bootstrap Tale
"The Social Network" is a film about Facebook's founding, true, but in many ways it's also a story of American meritocracy trumping European-style aristocracy.