This year saw its share of incredible documentaries, but in 2013 the stand-outs are films that help flesh out the way we see the world. Below are fifteen docs we suggest seeing, from the grisly to uplifting. Click on the name of the film to read its review.
Science Fiction Land could have been huge. Proposed in 1979, the idea was to build a huge theme park in Aurora with a holographic zoo and a 1,000-lane bowling alley attended by robots. The park was to also serve as the set of a $50 million sci-fi flick called Lord of Light. The movie never happened, ... More >>
Editor's note: Village Voice media film critic Karina Longworth is currently at the Toronto Film Festival, from where she'll be writing regular blog posts. This is her second in the series. The best, most daring and form-defying documentaries in the world right now are being funded by the Danish Fi ... More >>
In December, we caught up with Andy Raney and Jeremy Make, the local co-creators of kART Across America, a documentary devoted to their 108-day trek across the United States in a fussy, broken-down golf kart named Christine. On Thursday, Michael Moore caught up with them -- on NPR. In a Talk of the ... More >>
Finally, November is here, and if the rent and bills are paid up, you may have a little extra cash to spend on miscellaneous nonsense. Thankfully, we have plenty of it, with the especially exciting The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists providing a whole slew of fun experiments to do w ... More >>
Titwrench 2010 Friday, July 9 - Sunday July 11, 2010 | Glob | Denver Over the course of one weekend, Titwrench 2010 brought together artists and people of all stripes from around the country and attracted a wider than usual swath of the local community. On Saturday afternoon, there were worksho ... More >>
It's been a long, strange trip for former Westword cover boy Rick Rosner, who debuted in these pages in 1986 as a roller-skating stripper/waiter who also happened to be the second-smartest man in America, according to Omni magazine. Since those innocent days, Rosner's penchant for exhibitionism ha ... More >>
Open Shelf Films brings viewers inside artists inspiration.
Jason Bosch, sole dynamo behind the weekly ArgusFest human-rights film series, originally planned to screen the Errol Morris documentary Standard Operating Procedure, a stark look at the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, tonight at the Mercury Cafe. But he changed his mind when he decided t ... More >>
Errol Morris cuts the Abu Ghraib MPs some slack in Standard Operating Procedure.
Opposition is a commodity in Sundance documentaries.
The docs are in the house.
Come to Big Papa's for great baby-back ribs.
This new docudrama is a real mind-bender.
Twenty years later, former river guides reflect upon their lives.
In the latest from Errol Morris, Robert McNamara considers the lessons of war.
Home Movie looks inside some eccentric domiciles.
The day the music died
One Day in September recalls the Munich Olympic massacre.
Mr. Death shows what evil lurks in the hearts of geeks.
COMPOSER PHILIP GLASS SEARCHES FOR A DIFFERENT KIND OF BEAUTY IN BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.