Salesman and the changing nature of the documentary

Documentary films have become ubiquitous in a culture that embraces the ease and hard-lined format of reality series. The problem is that these films have also become disposable as they tend to preach to the choir, more so than not. Salesman serves as a comparison of what went wrong with the documentary format, and rambling ensues.

May 22nd, 2014

3 Women and the Dismal World That Makes Them 1

Robert Altman was a true auteur who could not be tamed. Just look at the weirdness he produced with big-studio money when they tagged him onto a Popeye project. But he was a master of understated personal films, and he used a woman's perspective the way that few male directors ever did, not only treating them as people but making the unpopular statement that a man was not the answer to a woman's problems. 3 Women stands out as a highlight among those films.

May 20th, 2014

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