RIP

D.A. Pennebaker, 1925-2019

The esteemed documentarian brought prominence to the Direct Cinema style of filmmaking, using small crews and employing a fly-on-the-wall approach that brought viewers into the room with the subjects. His films Dont Look Back and The War Room (pictured) stand as iconic representations of music and political documentaries.

D.A. Pennebaker, 1925-2019

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Staff Pick of the Day

Cruise

Directed by Robert D. Siegel

- Rated NR - 90 Minutes - 2018

After writing The Wrestler and directing Big Fan, Robert Siegel takes a curious turn with Cruise, which plays like an 80s version of Grease with fewer songs and more sex. A fairly straightforward tale of a rich girl (Emily Ratajkowski) falling for a guy from the wrong side of the tracks (Spencer Boldman), it doesn't dig as deep into despair and obsession as Siegel's other work, but makes for a nice casual watch and features a killer soundtrack. (Available on Hulu)

- Chris Steffen