Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator
It doesn’t say much about abusive charlatans, their enablers, and their victims, that we don’t already know.
* This filmography is not intended to be a comprehensive list of this artist’s work. Instead it reflects the films this person has been involved with that have been reviewed on this site.
The latest series from revered documentarian Ken Burns premieres on Sunday, September 15 on PBS.
A look back at my Telluride Film Festival Journal from August 28th to September 1st, 2008
Our TV critics pick the best of 2017.
A preview of the 55th Annual New York Film Festival with commentary on the state of the fest and the Opening Night film by Richard Linklater, "Last Flag Flying."
The latest and greatest on Blu-ray and DVD and streaming, including "The Big Sick," "Certain Women," "Wonder Woman," and Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's "The Vietnam War."
Premieres at this weekend's Telluride Film Festival include the latest from Alexander Payne, Errol Morris, Greta Gerwig, Angelina Jolie, Guillermo del Toro and more.
An article about the new book, "Herzog by Ebert" and book signing in Telluride by Werner Herzog
An interview with Theo Anthony, director of "Rat Film."
An interview with actor Charlie Day and director Richie Keen about their new comedy, "Fist Fight."
An appreciation of Ken Burns' fascinating "The West" on its 20th anniversary and a case to call Burns an auteur.
An article detailing the 50th Anniversary Gala for Kartemquin Films held June 24th, 2016.
FFC Jana Monji previews "Jackie Robinson," the new PBS documentary special from Ken Burns.
A final Telluride report on documentaries He Named Me Malala and Only the Dead See the End of War, along with two other highly-anticipated films.
A few choices for Blu-ray collecting fathers out there from the Editors.
A guide to the latest Blu-ray, VOD, and streaming options, including "Fifty Shades of Grey," "American Sniper," and "Blackhat".
A gallery of photos, videos and links illustrating Chaz's journey relating to Roger's legacy in the two years since his death.
The legacy and impact of Roger Ebert will forever be a part of the Telluride Film Festival, which hosted a screening of "Life Itself" this year.
Farewell to "Community"; Tina Belcher's sexual revolution; How Will Vinton lost his company; Why faith-based films are bad at evangelism; News sites crack down on comment-board trolls.
As part of our partnership with Columbia Links and the Chicago Urban League, student Solomon Davis reviews "The Central Park Five".
As part of our partnership with Columbia Links and the Chicago Urban League, student Tonyisha Harris reviews "The Central Park Five".
As part of our partnership with Columbia Links and the Chicago Urban League, student Briana A. Williams reviews "The Central Park Five".
Here is a collection of a dozen of the best documentaries I saw in 2012. It's not a "best of the year" list. Just some good memories of these films.I will not burden you again with another complaint about lists. More than ever, I despise them because they shift focus away from a film and toward a list. When I recently caught up with "Django Unchained," for example, I gave it four stars. The comments section was overrun with readers asking if that meant it was now on my Top Ten list. One reader insisted on knowing which title it replaced. Although the piece was some 2,000 words long, another reader insisted he still wanted to see "my official review."
Marie writes: The ever intrepid Sandy Khan shared the following item with the Newsletter and for which I am extremely glad, as it's awesome..."Earlier this year, the Guggenheim Museum put online 65 modern art books, giving you free access to books introducing the work of Alexander Calder, Edvard Munch, Francis Bacon, Gustav Klimt & Egon Schiele, and Kandinsky. Now, just a few short months later, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has launched MetPublications, a portal that will "eventually offer access to nearly all books, Bulletins, and Journals" published by the Met since 1870."
Everybody knows that murder has no statute of limitations. So although it may seem a little late to bring criminal charges against George W. Bush for his conduct in office, the evidence against him is is overwhelming and undisputed. The facts aren't in question, but now that he's no longer president the matter of what to do about them remain: How should he and his administration be held accountable for their deceit? Should Bush be prosecuted? Who has the jurisdiction to do so? And what are the proper charges? Vincent Bugliosi, the celebrated prosecutor who convicted Charles Manson, believes Bush should be tried for murder. And from the sound of it, he'd rather have a beer with Manson.