Topics :: documentary

The Green Prince

By Louise Adams | Friday Sep 19, 2014
The code name for Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of high-ranking Hamas leader Sheikh Hassan Yousef, who spied for Israel's internal security agency Shin Bet for over a decade, is also the name of Nadav Schirman's vivid, intriguing documentary.

Flamenco, Flamenco

By Lewis Whittington | Friday Sep 19, 2014
Premier Spanish filmmaker Carlos Sauras' dance film for die-hard flamenco fans, but with a different approach that is more accessible to all audiences.

Teenage

By Louise Adams | Wednesday Sep 17, 2014
Documentarian Matt Wolf interprets Jon Savage's book "Teenage: The Creation of Youth Culture 1875-1945" in his innovative, appropriately young Ken Burns-ian-feeling film.

Peter De Rome - Grandfather Of Gay Porn

By Michael Cox | Wednesday Sep 17, 2014
This documentary records the last years in the life of a simple but interesting gay pornographer who had associations with David Hockney, Derek Jarman and John Gielgud. It follows a resurgence of interest in the director's work.

Matt Shepard is A Friend of Mine

By Louise Adams | Wednesday Sep 17, 2014
Fifteen years after his murder gained international attention, friend Michele Josue tells about the person behind the martyr in her 85-minute documentary.

Korengal

By Louise Adams | Tuesday Sep 16, 2014
Set in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, the film follows the soldiers who remained when US forces pulled out of Operation Enduring Freedom in April 2010.

Fed Up

By JC Alvarez | Tuesday Sep 16, 2014
If you're still hungry after viewing the documentary "Fed Up" you're not angry enough. Katie Couric delivers more than a healthy serving of good advice on the nation's state of obesity.

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Sep 16, 2014
Historians on both sides of the aisle -- and even far afield, amid the political extremists -- will find "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" to be an irresistible addition to their home viewing collections.

Skanks

By Louise Adams | Monday Sep 15, 2014
This charming documentary is Birmingham, Alabama's real-life "Waiting for Guffman."

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

By Kilian Melloy | Friday Sep 12, 2014
The energy, dynamism, and drama of Theodore Roosevelt, his niece Eleanor, and distant cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt crackles right out of the screen in this seven-part PBS series by master documentary filmmaker Ken Burns.