• Herblock: The Black & the White (2013)

Herblock: The Black & the White

Release Date: 2013

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

The life and work of The Washington Post cartoonist Herbert Block.

Director: Michael Stevens

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: The Stevens Company

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Capturing the spirit of an artist and the quickly-fading moment in media history when his work could have real nationwide impact, Michael Stevens' Herblock: The Black & The White pays homage to the great editorial cartoonist with testimonials from a who's-who of D.C. journalists and opinion-makers. show more

  • 70
    Village Voice

    Herblock: The Black & The White falters in cheesy dramatizations of young Herblock with his father, or the off-putting and confusing scripted—based on the real Herblock's speeches and writings—interview with older Herblock (Alan Mandell), but it makes up for it by showing history through Herblock's art. show more

  • 90
    Joe LeydonVariety

    Stevens offers a couple of revelations that bring the documentary to a dramatically and emotionally satisfying conclusion — and, not incidentally, leave a viewer with the pleasing sensation of discovering a worthy individual. show more

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