I have a small pile of documentaries that I am looking to review in the coming weeks: Yidl in the Middle Araya Vanishing of the Bees Of course, in reference to Doc Soup Man’s post about documentary reviews, what should that review look like?
POV posted my short piece about questioning “best of” lists here. Also check out this Women and Hollywood post that offers a counterpoint to the male-dominance of Vulture’s list. Some great stuff there.
Chicago-based Kartemquin Films recently found out that the state of Illinois denied the organization a sales tax exemption for the third time. Never mind that Kartemquin holds 501(c)3 (in other words, “nonprofit”) status, but the real kicker was the reason for the denial.
After some thinking and some looking around about what else is “out there,” I am thinking of using this site for the following: Reviews of titles watched, both recent and historical Reflections on reading, such as in journals, blogs, or online The more cohesive writings about industry, distribution, and other aspects (like this post) will [...]
So, as the anniversary of this site rolls around, I have been thinking about how to make it more useful or relevant for people who are interested in whatever way in documentary. Since most of my writing has moved to POV (I still can’t even begin to tell you how cool that is), I have [...]
I have been watching the discussion among Caveh Zahedi, Thom Powers, and other journalists and critics unfold these last few days. Zahedi directed a documentary titled The Sheik & I, a commissioned work about the subversiveness of art. The work was commissioned by a group in the Middle East, and a key rule, according to [...]
I was lucky enough to catch Where Soldiers Come From before it was removed from the POV Web site. Directed by Heather Courtney,
Here is a list of 100 documentaries. I would like to develop this list into something that people can start with if they want to learn more about documentary. I would prefer it cover a range of topics, styles, and makers. So… what should be on this list that isn’t? What should be removed? Thoughts? [...]
This post is just formalizing a couple notes that I have been carrying around all summer.