Bradley Beesley, director of The Flaming Lips documentary The Fearless Freaks, is "far too close to his subject to offer a critical perspective, but he
achieves a level of intimacy with the band members that most rock
documentary directors can only dream of."
Caryn James explains what's wrong with the New Documentary Wave: "Even as the genre leaps out of its niche, it is suffering from a tyranny of substance over style." There's also an Audio Slide Show.
"I'm fed up with having to defend my right to live in this country," says the French-born, ethnically-Moroccan comedian Jamel Debbouze. So fed up that he his first serious film about it.
"[I]t isn't the future being shown, and it isn't really history either.
It's something like a history of the future, or a history of ideas
about the future" Edward Rothstein tours the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame in Seattle.
"There is nothing more fun than blowing up tired traditions to create
better business models and better customer experiences," says Mark Cuban, talking to David Carr about 2929 Productions.