Reviews

Sundance 2013: Documentaries Depict Life, Raw and Unplugged

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PARK CITY, Utah – It’s a safe bet that most documentaries won’t make the leap from the film-festival circuit to a multiplex near you. But if a powerful documentary has the right stuff—an intoxicating mixture of compelling subject matter, unique characters and enough luck to connect with festival programmers and audiences alike at the Sundance… Read more »

DOC NYC 2012 – Critic's Choice

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Senior film critic Kurt Brokaw discusses critic’s choices from a sampling of DOC NYC’s 61 feature-length documentaries (plus five-day Doc-a-Thon of panels and classes) scheduled to take place at IFC Center and School of Visual Arts Theater, November 8-15, 2012. David Bromberg: Unsung Treasure (Beth Toni Kruvant. 2012. USA. 74 min.) We watch the delicate,… Read more »

NYFF 2012 Critic's Choice – "Flight"

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The Independent’s senior film critic, Kurt Brokaw, is viewing the entire main slate (plus) of the 50th New York Film Festival, showing at Lincoln Center September 28-October 14th. Below is one of several critic’s choices. A festival overview and complete list from 2012 is here. Flight (Robert Zemeckis. 2012. USA. 138 min.) Fifty years in… Read more »

NYFF 2012 Critic's Choice – "Celluloid Man"

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The Independent’s senior film critic, Kurt Brokaw, is viewing the entire main slate (plus) of the 50th New York Film Festival, showing at Lincoln Center September 28-October 14th. Below is one of several critic’s choices. A festival overview and complete list from 2012 is here. Celluloid Man (Shivendra Singh Dungarpur. 2012. India. 164 min.) Going… Read more »

NYFF 2012 Critic's Choice – "Life of Pi"

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The Independent’s senior film critic, Kurt Brokaw, is viewing the entire main slate (plus) of the 50th New York Film Festival, showing at Lincoln Center September 28-October 14th. Below is one of several critic’s choices. A festival overview and complete list from 2012 is here. Life of Pi (Ang Lee. 2012. USA. 120 min.) “Kids,… Read more »

NYFF 2012 Critic's Choice – "Beyond the Hills"

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The Independent’s senior film critic, Kurt Brokaw, is viewing the entire main slate (plus) of the 50th New York Film Festival, showing at Lincoln Center September 28-October 14th. Below is one of several critic’s choices. A festival overview and complete list from 2012 is here. Beyond The Hills (Cristian Mungiu. 2012. Romania. 150 min.) When… Read more »

NYFF 2012 Critic's Choice – "Curfew"

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The Independent’s senior film critic, Kurt Brokaw, is viewing the entire main slate (plus) of the 50th New York Film Festival, showing at Lincoln Center September 28-October 14th. Below is one of several critic’s choices. A festival overview and complete list from 2012 is here. Curfew (Shawn Christensen. 2011. USA. 19 min.) This spring’s Tribeca… Read more »