Documentary

“Man Made,” a documentary co-written and directed by Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing T Cooper, is a fascinating and enlightening view into the lives of four transgender men (Mason, Kennie, Dominic and Rese), who strive to become bodybuilders. ...

Hollywood, a decades-old dream factory speckled by the brightest stars, is often nothing more than a dream itself. Beneath that magical commune lies a cold, ruthless machine — one that grinds some of its most brilliant artists into a pulp, ...

In documentaries, individuals are often presented as they are, as a “real” person. But what happens when they are cast as themselves in a narrative feature? At best, it lends a sense of authenticity to a film that a director ...

At a time when the one percent owns an alarmingly disproportionate amount of wealth, images of upper-class grandeur saturate our culture and portray excess as something to aspire to, symbols of the all-too-abstract notion of “making it.” In her new ...

Elvis Presley’s name is associated with many things, chief among them rock ‘n’ roll royalty and rags-to-riches folklore. The man is undoubtedly American — he’s a symbol of how our nation sees itself in fiction. But America’s truth holds darker ...

Directors often get all the credit for successful movies. It’s a problematic notion that often leads to the critical worship of messianic auteurs famous for their meticulous control. However, an army of dedicated craftspeople expend their blood, sweat and tears ...

Sixty-five million people in the world today have been forcibly displaced from their homes. Those millions flee the lives they were born into because of war, oppression, resource scarcity and a variety of other factors. It’s a human rights challenge ...