Searching for Sugar Man

Movies, Documentary

Searching for Sugar Man

No Comments 15 May 2014

I learned about this documentary in the wake of a sad event: Its maker, Malik Bendjelloul, committed suicide two days ago. The film won the Oscar for best documentary in 2012.

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Helmut Schmidt turns 95

Diary, Movies, Documentary, Drama

Helmut Schmidt turns 95

No Comments 24 December 2013

On the occasion on his 95th birthday (23. December 1918), German public television produced and televised a docudrama of the life of the former German chancellor Helmut Schmidt.

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Waiting for Superman

Movies, Documentary, Drama

Waiting for Superman

No Comments 19 December 2013

It would be inappropriate to call Waiting for Superman a documentary about the causes of America’s failing schools. Think of it as a promotional film to get you to join the movement to demand changes to American schools. And what a promotional film it is

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35 and Single: An Argentine Woman Documents One Big Question

Diary, Astute Observations, Movies, Documentary

35 and Single: An Argentine Woman Documents One Big Question

No Comments 11 December 2013

Paula Schargorodsky make this interesting 7-minute film about what it means to be a woman and 35 and still married. It will be very interesting to see her make another film like this in 30 years.

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Stories We Tell

Movies, Documentary, Drama

Stories We Tell

No Comments 17 November 2013

We all know the dynamics of our immediate family. But unless we spent a lot of time—let’s say at the house of our best friend—we know very little about whether what happens in our family is typical or quite different from what happens in most other families.

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NO

Movies, Documentary, Drama

NO

No Comments 30 October 2013

Advertising is curious profession. It is in part art and in part psychology. Some ads are amazingly good, and those who created these memorable ads become famous at least in the subculture of advertising agencies.

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