When it comes to film festivals, bigness can be a dubious bargain. Tribeca, for example, suffered from sprawl in its early years, overwhelming audiences with over 200 films and underwhelming them on quality and focus. In its fourth year, DOC NYC, another New York upstart, has boldfaced its claim to being the country's largest documentary festival. This year's lineup, which includes 73 features (12 more than last year), 39 shorts, and an array of events, is the biggest yet. It is also, I'm pleased to report,... More >>>