The documentary as social analgesic has seldom had a better exemplar than "Kicking It," an account of the fifth annual Homeless World Cup.
Film combines low comedy, high production values and the Middle East for what will surely be a hit, even as it delivers nothing new.
Critically important, global in scope and more than a little dry, "Flow" paints a dire picture of the world's supply of water.
Serenity and irony are mixed to piquant perfection in Naoko Ogigami's "Glasses"
"The Order of Myths" is as divided in its sensibilities as the city of Mobile is in its racial attitudes.
Kindness is not usually a quality associated with political documentaries, but it may be precisely what rescues Edet Belzberg's insightful, absorbing film about military recruitment from being…
Venturing ever-so-gingerly into the delicate medical problems of certain Third World women, "A Walk to Beautiful" was the Intl. Documentary Assn.'s pick as best doc of 2007.
The year in cinematography included a lot of shooters doing what they do -- but doing more of it. For instance, the ever-lyrical Roger Deakins getting positively poetic with "The Assassination of…
Like his frequent collaborator Clint Eastwood and his most recent partner, Danish director Susanne Bier ("Things We Lost in The Fire"), Tom Stern is all about making technique invisible.
Mary-Louise Parker may be one of the feistier actresses onscreen or off. She's put the fear of God in publicists and photographers and has played plenty of self-possessed people, from "Fried Green…
At Holland's IDFA, the world's biggest doc festival, this year's biggest film was about a group of plane-crash victims stuck in the mountains where no one can find them and who eat their dead to…