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  • Documentarians Find Hope in Subjects' Final Moments

    LOS ANGELES ( - It's hard to think of many more delicate propositions for a documentarian than filming a subject in the final stages of terminal illness. As a filmmaker, one needs to be unsparing in documenting the reality in front of the camera, yet one also has a responsibility not to exploit subjects, or intrude on a family in moments of such grief and difficulty.
  • An eye on the unconventional: 'Life Itself,' 'Citizenfour'

    An eye on the unconventional: 'Life Itself,' 'Citizenfour'
    Getting rabid Chicago Bulls fan Gene Siskel to see "Hoop Dreams" was easy enough, but talking fellow film critic Roger Ebert into slotting a three-hour sports-focused documentary into his Sundance schedule was no mean feat. "Roger," the veteran...

    'Birdman' soars ... but gets a bit lost in flight

    "YOUR intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you," wrote Roger Ebert. Well, over last weekend I went to see Michael Keaton in his new movie, "Birdman." It turned into one of the most harrowing experiences of film-going in a...

    'Citizenfour' Leads Doc Race, But Oscar Won't Be Easy

    In a year with few front-runners, Laura Poitras's "Citizenfour" seems destined to win a slew of critics awards. The Edward Snowden documentary has been a media darling since its New York Film Fest debut; critics have given it a 98% approval rating on...

    CNN 'Open' To Airing Scripted Movies, Jeff Zucker Says

    CNN is "open" to the idea of airing scripted movies under its CNN Films banner, CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker said on Monday. Zucker made his remarks at a lunch in Los Angeles promoting upcoming CNN Films documentaries, which he called one of the...