| Jun 27, 2011
Randall Dale Adams, a former death row inmate who gained freedom after flaws in his conviction for the murder of a Dallas policeman were exposed in a critically acclaimed documentary, has died. He was 61.
Adams died Oct. 30, 2010, of a brain tumor,...
| May 2, 2008
"STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE" is not the first documentary on Iraq. It's not the first film on America's embrace of torture as a weapon of choice. It's not even the first picture to focus on the notorious Abu Ghraib prison. What it is is the first time...
| Jul 7, 2009
Driven, cerebral and pugnacious, Robert S. McNamara was the preeminent policymaker behind the massive buildup of American forces in Vietnam between 1964 and 1968. As Defense secretary for two administrations, he wielded blizzards of facts and figures to...
| Jul 19, 2009
By the 1980s, Philip Glass had earned a healthy reputation working in the concert hall, art films and the theater. That didn't mean he slid easily into Hollywood.
"When I first started doing Hollywood films," Glass, 72, said by phone from his home in New...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 11:02 AM
"My kids know that when we go to Shabbat dinner with my parents, there will be a fight. Always. All the time, a fight."
Dror Moreh, Israeli-born director of the formidable new documentary "The Gatekeepers," is speaking of his family, of growing up...
| Feb 21, 2013
Outside the realm of extremists, of which there is no shortage in the bloody Israeli/Palestinian morass, few would suggest an easy solution to anything in the Middle East. Remarkably, however, given the six different personalities and viewpoints...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 10:06 PM
“The Gatekeepers” offers an informative yet impassioned look at the tensions that have made the two-state solution — in which Israelis and Palestinians would live as neighbors, not adversaries — an elusive goal. Director Dror...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Nov. 16, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org
Ross McElwee's documentaries aren't always easy to watch. There are painful silences, awkward blank stares into the camera, and moments where people...
| Aug 23, 2012
***1/2 (out of four)
Pure and simple: See “The Imposter” and argue about it. This one’s a thinker that deserves the thought.
First-time feature director Bart Layton’s documentary depicts a story that’s bizarre at best and...
| Aug 31, 2012
One of the first things you notice during the opening credits of "Sleepwalk with Me" is a producing acknowledgment that reads simply: "In association with WBEZ Chicago's This American Life."
Chicago's largest public radio station is in the movie...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 3:46 AM
Aspiring game designers have just been handed the motherlode of thought and wisdom with the Critical Path project, a series of short interviews from virtually every big name in gaming.
Freely hosted online, the elegantly designed interface allows video...