‘THE LOSS OF NAMELESS THINGS’: Genius Playwright Drives Off a Bridge

A delicate portrait of an artist as a young man who experiences a horrible accident. As the man, Oakley (Tad) Hall III, had influenced many, his fall did as well. But his rise is a terrific thing to watch. The…

Alex Gibney Doc on Lance Armstrong in Post Production

ALEX GIBNEY’S powerhouse of a documentary studio, Jigsaw Productions, is nearly finished with “LANCE ARMSTRONG: THE ROAD BACK.” It documents his 2009 comeback competing in the Tour de France. In light of the cyclist’s pending doping confession, to be broadcast…

‘How to Make Money Selling Drugs’ Has Tabloid Feel But It Delivers

Not having seen Eugene Jareki’s “The House I Live In,” the other anti-drug war doc released in 2012, I can only say that it’s got a high bar if it aims to better “How to Make Money Selling Drugs.” It…

‘Searching for Sugar Man’ Wins Top Award from IDA

A documentary that unwinds a mystery took the top prize at the International Documentary Association Awards on Dec. 7, 2012, in Los Angeles at the Director’s Guild of America. “SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN” beat out Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and…

Academy Short List for Best Docs of 2012 Announced

Five documentaries will be selected as nominees for Best Documentary Feature from this initial short list of 15 (see below). The nominations will be released in early January. The winner will be announced Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the 84th…

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