Story | Nov 13, 2014 | 8:30 AM
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Story | Nov 21, 2014 | 10:33 AMLOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - 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.
Story | Nov 12, 2014 | 2:30 AM
"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...
Story | Nov 4, 2014 | 8:30 PM
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...
Story | Oct 27, 2014 | 6:30 PM
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...