South Sudan's Orderly Disorder
August 14, 2015

A new film shows the ravages of bureaucracy in the world's newest country.

The Story Behind the Greatest Movie Never Made
March 20, 2014

El Topo director Alejandro Jodorowsky's project was derailed by money problems and insane ambition.

Stephen Hawking Turns 72 Today. This Documentary Shows Why That's Incredible.
January 08, 2014

Stephen Hawking turns 72 on January 8. TNR's Stanley Kauffmann reviews A Brief History of Time and reminds us that Hawking's life just might be as incredible as his work.

Real life, revisited
August 02, 2013

Our Nixon is the title of a documentary presented by CNN and some non-political friends, which—again with an implying title—seems set to give us the inside scoop on Nixon’s career.

A Revealing New Look Inside the Nixon Bubble
July 31, 2013

Before there was Tammy Haddad prowling This Town with the camcorder, there was H.R. Haldeman roaming the White House with the Super 8.

Free Movies That Are Actually Good
July 14, 2013

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'The Office' Is Ending, and Maybe the Mockumentary Sitcom Should Go With It
May 16, 2013

The show has spent its final season dismembering its fourth wall piece by piece.

'Stories We Tell' Breathes New Life into the Documentary Form
May 09, 2013

An exploration of truth and fiction that will stay with you long after repeated viewings. 

Two of the Best
May 01, 2013

An idiosyncratic theater director and a showboating magician, profiled in two recent documentaries.

Why 'The Shining' Continues to Shine
March 22, 2013

As a documentary about The ShiningRoom 237 is a tribute to Kubrick and a parody of film commentary.