Mark Holcomb

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  • Startlingly intimate and direct, this first-person doc by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi requires multiple viewings for anyone eager to work out how it could have been shot with such precision and visual ingenuity under such plainly chaotic...

  • Whether it strikes you as a profound, perspective-shifting spiritual travelogue, or the cinematic equivalent of a forgettable New Age music loop, this follow-up to 1992's Baraka by director Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson nails its...

  • Fluid, open-ended documentaries that demand more of an audience than foregone assent or fleeting bouts of passive outrage are rare these days, which is what makes Malik Bendjelloul's Searching for Sugar Man such a gift. In telling the tale...

  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    What's missing from Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, first-time director Lorene Scafaria's Steve Carell vehicle misfire, is the one element any apocalypse narrative suffocates without — urgency. Scafaria, screenwriter of the chippe...

  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    Like the longhair with the foghorn falsetto it's titled after, this unfussy rock-doc profile is shaggy, sophisticated and more than a little sad. Compiled from dozens of hours of 2009 interview footage with Memphis indie-punk icon Jay Reatard (n&e...

  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    As bluntly humanist and free-ranging as its subject, this brisk take on the life of poet, sociologist, educator, psychologist, and general pain-in-the-ass gadfly Paul Goodman is as much endangered-species doc as biography. The most influential 20t...