As the film notes, basketball star Dennis Rodman worked hard to become, and remain, a celebrity, but he does not handle celebrity very well.
A new documentary, appropriately entitled ‘Qualified,’ chronicles the career of Janet Guthrie as she became the first female to compete in both the Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500.
The lessons we can learn from Black Hawk Down and the Battle of Mogadishu remain relevant today as we contemplate intervention in Venezuela.
‘Apollo 11’ is mythical and patriotic, but does not eschew the hard science that was required to get Americans on the moon.
‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ immortalizes and humanizes the ordinary British infantrymen who fought on the Western Front, and were then forgotten.
The documentary film explores the source of the cultural silence about the deaths of new and unborn babies, and how we can get away from it to bring families healing.
‘The Clinton Affair’ is a compelling and worthwhile trip down memory lane.
The documentary was promoted as based on a desire to tell a true story, but it hides the truth that doesn’t fit a preconceived narrative.
Four million people have watched the first three episodes of this documentary series on Facebook. It confirms flyover Americans’ suspicions about Congress making itself comfortable while ignoring the country’s needs.
There are loads of differences between the cases, but what they have in common is convicting white men of crimes against women based on scanty evidence.
British writer-director Bart Layton designed this thrilling heist film around the candid interviews of the four thieves themselves.
‘Pope Francis’ is a disturbing film, not solely for its exaltation of Francis and his politics but more so for having been planned from the beginning of his ascent to office.
All of these series and more help place us square in the golden age of food documentaries, and they all owe at least some of their success to Anthony Bourdain.
We want success, and productive work requires focus. If you’re a rich kid micro-dosing amphetamines for school or career advantage, that’s rewarded.
As the world implodes around them, President Obama and his advisors blithely find time to lavish praise on each other and themselves.
Comedy is not what it was, and neither is Jim Carrey, but he has emerged as the bane of Hollywood pretension and American celebrity worship.
Joe Nickell should approach Al Gore with the same level of credulity he approaches an alleged haunting or UFO sighting. But it seems that he is a selective skeptic.
James Lundberg’s complaints in Slate against Ken Burns’ 1990 ‘Civil War’ documentary, like many currently raised against Confederate statues, strike me as misleading and reductive.
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