Topics :: documentary

A Brony Tale

By Charlie Nash | Wednesday Aug 20, 2014
The television series "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" has generated a cult following comprised mostly of male viewers above the age of eighteen. This is highly bizarre within our contemporary culture, and it makes for a fascinating documentary.

Gay Man Documents Journey of LGBT Refugees Fleeing Iran For Turkey

By Anthony Lanni | Saturday Aug 16, 2014
New York filmmaker Rick Flynn addresses and exposes the daunting realities that exist for LGBT abroad in his debut feature documentary "Golf Alpha Yankee."


By Michael Cox | Tuesday Aug 12, 2014
Before you throw "Frozen" into the Blu-ray player for the umpteenth time, because your kids are terrified that there may be one frame of animation they have forgotten since yesterday, consider giving them the opportunity to see a real-life adventure.

Finding Fela!

By Louise Adams | Friday Aug 1, 2014
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney documents the activist musician, as well as the Broadway musical made about his life, in the rich, two-hour portrait.

Alive Inside

By Kilian Melloy | Friday Jul 18, 2014
Elders suffering dementia, and younger people medically institutionalized thanks to mental illness or degenerative diseases, are at risk of simply being medically warehoused. But they still have the potential for rich inner life -- and music could be key.

Big Joy: The Adventures Of James Broughton

By Michael Cox | Thursday Jul 17, 2014
James Broughton, along with Maya Deren, is one of the premiere names in experimental film, revolutionizing the medium early on. "Big Joy" chronicles the filmmaker's life and his decision to not only "follow his own weird," but accept living as a gay man.

The Unknown Known

By Michael Cox | Wednesday Jul 16, 2014
A strikingly executed installment in Errol Morris' meditations on war and the personalities that shape it. As "Standard Operating Procedure" examines the image as a weapon, this film scrutinizes the power of words in psychological warfare.

The Final Member

By Michael Cox | Wednesday Jul 16, 2014
Tom Mitchell has agreed to donate his penis to the world's only museum exclusively dedicated to the male member in this thought-provoking documentary about the self-worth and the gratification a man receives from his genitalia.

Generation Iron

By Phil Hall | Monday Jul 7, 2014
Die-hard gym rats might enjoy viewing their bulky heroes in this cinematic setting. But for those with little or no interest in the subject, the film will fail to bring converts into the fold.

Life Itself

By Kevin Taft | Friday Jul 4, 2014
A beautifully heartbreaking look at the life and career of beloved film critic Roger Ebert.