| Sep 6, 2012
| 5:51 PM
The first question is whether you want documentary evidence of childbirth. If the answer is yes, there are a few things to consider:
Pros: Mothers can catch magical moments they missed during the event itself.
Cons: Professionals say mothers must be...
| Sep 8, 2012
Jake Eberts, the Canadian independent producer and founder of Britain's Goldcrest Films, which revived the British cinema industry in the 1980s with a string of Oscar-winning movies, including "Gandhi" and "Chariots of Fire," died Thursday in Montreal. He...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 6:47 AM
China has reportedly withdrawn its delegation from a documentary film festival in Britain in reaction to the festival's screening of a new movie about Ai Weiwei, the artist and political activist who has repeatedly found himself in trouble with Chinese...
| Jun 24, 2012
Harper: 820 pp., $34.99
Walter Cronkite was not inclined to introspection, and historian Douglas Brinkley emulates his subject in this thorough biography of the news broadcaster who in...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 1:05 PM
A feature film about two sisters fleeing an African civil war and a documentary centering on a Mexican cattle-ranching community took home the top prizes at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Sunday.
"All is Well," a Portuguese-language film directed by ...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Chris Marker, an enigmatic figure in French cinema who avoided publicity and was loath to screen his films yet was often ranked with countrymen Alain Resnais and Jean-Luc Godard as an avant-garde master, died at his home in Paris on Sunday, his 91st...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Ken Burns, Alex Gibney and Julien Temple headline the Toronto International Film Festival's documentary lineup this year, a program that also features work by Marina Zenovich and Matthew Cooke.
Fans of nonfiction film can take in movies on everything...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 12:13 PM
Back in the Jurassic Age before Twitter, celebrities used to settle scores in public by writing letters to newspapers. One of the liveliest dust-ups in memory took place in the pages of the L.A. Times between actor Charlton Heston and Gore Vidal, the...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 12:16 PM
The successful landing of the rover Curiosity on Mars on Sunday night captured America's imagination in a way that few positive news events have in years.
Hollywood, meanwhile, may have been left scratching its head over why it can't capture the same...
| Aug 8, 2012
Robert Hughes, a sometimes lacerating reviewer who may have commanded a larger audience than any other art critic in history, reaching the masses through 31 years as chief art critic for Time magazine and in a series of multi-part television documentaries...
| Sep 29, 2012
Documentary director: In a review of the documentary "The Waiting Room" by filmmaker Peter Nicks in the Sept. 28 Calendar section, a reference to the style of another documentary director, Frederick Wiseman, misspelled his name as Frederic Weisman.