Department of Film and Media Studies
Hunter College, CUNY
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In years of watching documentaries, especially vérité or quasi-vérité, there have probably been hundreds of moments in which – after the supposed “action” is complete — a filmmaker lingers and keeps the camera running. I was just watching Herzog’s Grizzly … Continue reading
Every time I talk about top 10 lists, I always start with the disclaimer that I know how pointless they are. And then I ask myself: OK, if they are so pointless, why do I have so much fun reading … Continue reading
Ten best lists of films are dumb. They force dumb choices and add almost nothing to serious discussion and criticism. Big deal. I love them. I love reading them. I … Continue reading
My lifetime of interest in documentary film began sometime during the week of December 4, 1968. I was 17 years old. The $12.5 million Ford Foundation experiment in public television and precursor to PBS, the Public Broadcast Laboratory, was starting … Continue reading