Category: Reviews

Doc of the Week: ‘Rocket Wars’

This week’s Doc of the Week includes 100,000 homemade rockets, a tradition more than a century old, and an innovative team equipped with the latest filmmaking technology. Produced by Variable, “Rocket Wars” is a five

Doc of the Week: ‘Brave in the Attempt’

The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games have been underway in Los Angeles this week. Founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1968, the Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults

Doc of the Week: ‘Legs of Amsterdam’/’De Benen van Amsterdam’

Check out this week’s Doc of the Week “Legs of Amsterdam” (“De Benen van Amsterdam”) by filmmaker Wytse Koetse. This short documentary, just over 12 minutes long, captures the busy life inside a 90-year-old bike

Review: ‘The Downtown Project’

What happens when you mix Tribeca Digital Studios with American Express? The co-production of not one. Not two. But THREE inspiring short documentaries celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit. The documentaries, each about 20 minutes long, debuted

Doc of the Week: ‘Web Junkie’

“POV” scores this week’s Doc of the Week pick with “Web Junkie.” Directed and produced by Israeli filmmakers Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia, the film takes viewers inside an internet addiction rehabilitation facility in Beijing,

Doc of the Week: ‘CURT’

“Doc of the Week” is a new summer series where I’ll be sharing my favorite documentary each week for the next 7 weeks. I’ve seen a number of excellent short and feature films over the

Review: ‘The Overnighters’

The widely talked about documentary “The Overnighters” aired on PBS June 29th, the second film of “POV’s” 2015-2016 season. If you didn’t catch it and want to see it, the film is now streaming on

Review: ‘I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story’

Perhaps it’s fitting that the first review on this site is about a documentary whose subject has been for millions of people their first memory of television. “I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story” chronicles