Tag Archives: Documentary

Home Page - * *

Documentaries have the unfortunate reputation as being dry, boring films. A documentary about the World Wide Web would seem to be doubly cursed, focusing on the unfilmable medium of the internet. The documentary Home Page instead attempts to capture a … Continue reading

Posted in 1999, Movie Reviews | Tagged | Leave a comment

Buena Vista Social Club - * * 1/2*

Wim Wenders directs this documentary about the Cuban jazz scene. Capsule Review: A light documentary, where all of the aging musicians have interesting stories to tell. It’s the music, though, that you’ll remember.

Posted in 1999, Movie Reviews | Tagged | Leave a comment

Full Tilt Boogie - * *

Most documentaries about the making of a movie are purely promotional tools. Occasionally, you’ll run across a documentary such as Hearts of Darkness, which breaks all the boundaries and reveals something beyond the mundane techniques of the filmmaking process. Full … Continue reading

Posted in 1998, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Big One - * * 1/2*

Michael Moore, best known for his anti-GM documentary Roger and Me, has set himself up as the working man’s hero. He prides himself in sticking it to corporations where it hurts, and never taking his focus off the little guy. … Continue reading

Posted in 1998, Movie Reviews | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Fast, Cheap and Out of Control - * * * 1/2*

Fast, Cheap and Out of Control is a fascinating documentary by Errol Morris. In an almost surreal style, it focuses on four very different men, and is able to draw conclusions about society at large. Dave Hoover is a professional … Continue reading

Posted in 1997, Movie Reviews | Tagged , | Leave a comment

When We Were Kings - * * *

When We Were Kings is an intriguing documentary about the 1974 heavyweight championship fight in Zaire between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. Focusing primarily on Ali, it briefly recaps his early career and then it turns to cover this pivotal … Continue reading

Posted in 1996, Movie Reviews | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Looking for Richard - * * * 1/2*

What is Shakespeare? Why are his works so reknowned, and why is it so difficult to successfully deliver one of his plays to an American audience? These are a few of the questions Al Pacino poses and attempts to answer … Continue reading

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The Leopard Son - * * 1/2*

The Discovery Channel launches its feature film series with a rather mediocre documentary about a young leopard in the Serengeti. When the film starts, The Leopard Son is just a cub, under the protection and tutledge of his mother. The … Continue reading

Posted in 1996, Movie Reviews | Tagged | Leave a comment

Crumb - *

Strange documentary about a strange subject, R. Crumb, the underground comic book artist. Although overlong and meandering, the film does uncover the nature of the artist. The only good thing you can conclude from the film is that R. Crumb, … Continue reading

Posted in 1995, Movie Reviews | Tagged | Leave a comment