David France's How To Survive A Plague--about ACT UP, the activist group that was founded in fury against the lack of attention to AIDS--won a bunch of awards and 100% raves before being nominated for the Oscar for Best Documentary. The winner was Searching For Sugar Man--about the search for a mus ... More >>
Selections for the NYC Food Film Festival have been announced. It sold out last year, but for those who aren't familiar with the event -- it's a film festival where you can taste what you see. Highlights include an authentic Lowcountry Oyster Roast, featuring South Carolina Oysters harvested in Bu ... More >>
This week in the Voice, on newsstands now: I lay down the law with some music-related resolutions for 2012; Larry Blumenfeld talks to Jonathan Batiste about his traveling concerts on the subway (not just the platforms, the cars themselves); and Michaelangelo Matos profiles the techno-plus party The ... More >>
Michelle D. AndersonDonny Moss, documentary filmmaker, and Elizabeth Forel, president of CBHDC"Grains or Pigeon Feces?" "Will a person die next?" Those were some of the questions a group of horse advocates and animal-rights activists wanted tourists and New York residents to contemplate last ... More >>
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
"(Another documentary with a Big Media focus is 'Page One: A Year Inside The New York Times,' directed by Andrew Rossi.)" - Brooks Barnes writing for the New York Times Carpetbagger blog about what will very easily be one of the more amusing (or: a-snoozing?) documentaries at the Sundance Fil ... More >>
Eliot Spitzer's CNN show is finally on its way, and, yes, we will count down to it and enjoy the entire thing until the wait finally climaxes into the euphoria of seeing our former governor pound away at the 8 p.m. spot that Campbell Brown just couldn't take, and then we're gonna liveblog the ... More >>
Grey Gardens was the recent Tony-winning Broadway musical based on the 1975 Maysles brothers' documentary about the eccentric mother-and-daughter duo the Beales, who wore turbans, ate cat food, yelled a lot, and pretty much loved each other in between emotionally wrestling each other to the ground. ... More >>
The New York Film Critics Circle has split its top four honors between two films. Milk was named Best Picture and Sean Penn's eponymous role won him the Best Actor Award; Sally Hawkins in Happy-Go-Lucky's title-describing lead took Best Actress and Mike Leigh won Best Director. A 3-1 division in the ... More >>
While Hollywood gets more and more frantic in its search for Linoleum-like foreheads and other signs of eternal youth, documentary films are going in the opposite direction. They're obsessed with folks with one foot in the grave! And in celebrating their survival, their spirit, and the fact that one ... More >>
Michael Moore's Sicko has been nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar—no booing this time—so Harvey Weinstein threw a gala lunch at the Four Seasons, where he and the filmmaker fell over each other with so much mutual mwah-ing they might need more health insurance. But Moore admitted they hit a ... More >>
Morgan Spurlock makes us look bad, plus (separate!) films on baseball and steroids shine.
Michael Moore's Sicko and To Each His Own Cinema at Cannes
Searching for a lost relative in Warhol's Factory
Davis Guggenheim captures the ideals of the 'former next president'
A Pair of Documentaries Grapple With Fanaticism and Forgiveness