Steve Erickson

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  • Well-known both for its political activities and for its long-running film festival, Human Rights Watch becomes the subject of a documentary itself in E-Team. Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman's film isn't a broad portrait of the...

  • Irish director Lance Daly's Life's a Breeze faces a curious dilemma. How to depict the degrading effects of poverty when your central character, 79-year-old grandmother Nan (Fionnula Flanagan), lives in squalor by choice, having saved up...

  • Picture a high school civics teacher with a great love for Ken Burns and access to people such as Prince Charles and the Dalai Lama — but no ability to ask them interesting questions — making his first documentary on a laptop's...

  • As critic Kent Jones noted, the progression of digital technology has made it much easier and cheaper to shoot two people in a room talking but no simpler to direct a period piece. That makes the success of Fort McCoy, a low-budget film...

  • Louder Than Words features pretty people, pretty architecture, and pretty shots of nature, all of which seems a bit tone-deaf in a film built around a young girl's death from rabies. A purportedly inspirational tale based on a true story,...

  • Despite his superficial unpredictability from film to film, François Ozon's work often examines sexual states of flux, especially among teens and young women. His latest, Young & Beautiful, explores the world of Isabelle (Marine...