“‘A Sexplanation’ is both timely and hilarious, a big brain event.”
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“Come for Lynch and stay for the feverish celluloid love lessons that reach far beyond DKL’s oeuvre. ‘Lynch/Oz’ weaves together dozens of movies in an intertextual kaleidoscope.”
“‘Stealing Rodin’ is one of the most complex and narratively rich documentaries of its time.”
“‘Being BeBe’ is full of heart, soul and wit — much like the subject herself — and provides a fascinating glimpse behind the curtain for fans and curious newcomers alike; a joy-filled, life-affirming must-watch.”
“Despite its storytelling flaws and omissions, ’64 Day Hero’ is a must-watch for the boxing documentary completist.”
‘Our Father’ Soundtrack: A Vague Visages guide for every featured song in Lucie Jourdan’s 2022 Netflix documentary.
“‘Big Crow’ doesn’t dwell on the past, but rather educates viewers about SuAnne’s spirit and worldview through home videos and archival footage from South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.”
“Poehler makes certain to strike a steady and careful balance between Ball and Arnaz in ‘Lucy and Desi,’ allowing them to share the spotlight in a meaningful way far more satisfying than any loose-with-the-facts biopic fictionalization.”
“‘A Peloton of One’ celebrates the good faith of people who support/believe sexual assault survivors and give them space to find peace on their own terms.”
“‘Downfall’ accomplishes Kennedy’s principal goal: it shines a bright light into a dark place.”
‘The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe’ Soundtrack: A Vague Visages guide for every featured song in Emma Cooper’s 2022 Netflix documentary.
‘They Call Me Magic’ Soundtrack: A Vague Visages guide for every featured song in Rick Famuyiwa’s Apple TV+ docuseries.
‘Ladies Only’ Interview: Dipankar Sarkar discusses the 2021 documentary with filmmaker Rebana Liz John.
“‘Into the Night’ is a valuable resource for the ‘connoisseur of fear.'”
“‘Cow’ strikes just the right balance between the filmmaker’s self-awareness, which punctuates the movie’s soundtrack selections, and Arnold’s long-game feminist commentary.”
“‘Candidato 34,’ a documentary short by filmmaker Ryan Marley, raises important questions about disability ethics and sociopolitical norms.”
“The side trips in ‘A Forbidden Orange’ are more tantalizing than the sights on the main highway.”
‘Driving Home 2 U’ Soundtrack: A Vague Visages guide for every featured song in Stacey Lee’s Olivia Rodrigo film on Disney+.
“Tomlinson doesn’t hit the trendy talking points of so many comedians her age. Instead, she figuratively peels a rotten orange in ‘Look at You’ and asks the audience what they see. The damage is evident, and yet there’s still beauty in the bright color that remains.”