Documentaries

SIFF Review: ‘Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton’

SIFF Review: ‘Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton’

Some of us are born athletes, others achieve that label through hard work, and then there are people like me who cannot honestly ascribe the adjective “athletic” to their person.
Four Foodie Films, Four Great Docs from SIFF 2017

Four Foodie Films, Four Great Docs from SIFF 2017

How absolutely refreshing this year to discover a totally different treatment with the four food films.
The 2016 Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts, Ranked

The 2016 Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts, Ranked

Five short documentaries were nominated for an Oscar. We've ranked them.
The Hunting Ground: The Most Important Doc of 2015?

The Hunting Ground: The Most Important Doc of 2015?

Arguably the most powerful documentary you’ll see all year.
‘Best of Enemies’ Review: Battle of Egos, Focus

‘Best of Enemies’ Review: Battle of Egos, Focus

Now on DVD, this doc looks at the TV debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley.
‘The Wolfpack’ Rolls Onto DVD, Questions Remain

‘The Wolfpack’ Rolls Onto DVD, Questions Remain

A documentary about six teenage boys who haven't been outside in 14 years.
Prophet’s Prey Review: Fascinating Subject, Poor Delivery

Prophet’s Prey Review: Fascinating Subject, Poor Delivery

Warren Jeffs wanted to rape little boys and girls, so he made a religion of it.
‘Monkey Kingdom,’ the Sociopath Detector

‘Monkey Kingdom,’ the Sociopath Detector

If you can't enjoy a movie full of monkeys (now on DVD), you may be a sociopath.
Meet the Patels Review: Doc or Comedy?

Meet the Patels Review: Doc or Comedy?

The toils of modern dating are put on display in this Indian-American family.
Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine Review

Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine Review

Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney takes on the reverence of Steve Jobs.
The Oscar-Winning ‘Citizenfour’ Uploads to Blu-Ray

The Oscar-Winning ‘Citizenfour’ Uploads to Blu-Ray

It's scary that my reaction to Citizenfour is only one of mild anger.
Documentary ‘Meru’ Proves Mountain Climbers are Crazy

Documentary ‘Meru’ Proves Mountain Climbers are Crazy

The harrowing documentary hits limited theaters this Friday.
Why ‘The Look of Silence’ Isn’t As Good As Everyone Says

Why ‘The Look of Silence’ Isn’t As Good As Everyone Says

The critically acclaimed documentary expands in theaters. Here's why you shouldn't bother.
Review: ‘Cartel Land’ and the Line Between Good and Evil

Review: ‘Cartel Land’ and the Line Between Good and Evil

The new documentary looks at life in a not-so-friendly part of Mexico.
On DVD: ‘Slow West’ Thankfully Doesn’t Live Up to Its Title

On DVD: ‘Slow West’ Thankfully Doesn’t Live Up to Its Title

It almost does, but solid performances and a sound script make this western worth the ride.