Critical Confabulations

a theatre, film & pop culture review

TV: States of Undress

In States of Undress, Hailey Gates explores the social impact of global fashion.

June 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Theatre: Southern Comfort

Southern Comfort is a heart-warming showcase for the trans community, but not for trans actors.

March 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

TV: Chelsea Does

Brash comedian Chelsea Handler blurs the line between reality TV and documentary in this four-part series.

March 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Oscars Predictions 2015: Best Documentary Feature

The Edward Snowden doc is the frontrunner, but smart piece of activist filmmaking might usurp its win.

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Oscars Predictions 2015: Best Documentary Short Film

The theme of this year’s short docs: Depressing.

February 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Oscars Predictions 2014: Documentary Short Film

If there’s a doc that declares Art Changed My Life, the Academy just can’t resist it.

February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Oscars Predictions 2014: Best Documentary

The Best Documentary can be uplifting or political, and this year’s got some great examples of both.

February 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Oscars 2013: Best Documentary Short

Captivating kids, life-threatening disease and oppression… This category has a clear winner.

February 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Oscars 2013: Best Documentary

A strong group of contenders, this award comes down to an unknown musician and a widely-known medical and social crisis.

February 10, 2013 · Leave a comment