Documentary

"Red Army" (Sony Pictures Classics)

Hot Docs! ‘Red Army’ Is A Beautiful, Brutal Peek Into Soviet-Era Hockey And ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’ Resurrects Forgotten Courage

KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews two documentaries this week, including “Red Army,” which shows the cultural and social changes in Russia seen through the eyes of the Soviet Union’s national hockey team. Also reviewed is “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,” about the courage of those who put the modern women’s movement in the late 1960s and early ‘70s.

02/06/2015

Batkid, Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts Set To Star, Produce In Hollywood Version Of ‘Batkid Begins’

The Batkid story that swept San Francisco has tugged on the heartstrings of Julia Roberts.

01/23/2015

Martin Scorsese (credit: Sonia Recchia/Getty Images)

Martin Scorsese To Produce Grateful Dead Documentary For 50th Anniversary

The acclaimed director is teaming up w/ noted documentarian Amir Bar-Lev to mark a half-century since the group first formed…

10/24/2014

Leukemia survivor Miles, 5, dressed as BatKid, runs the bases as part of a Make-A-Wish foundation fulfillment at AT&T Park November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. The Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day-long event bringing his wish to be BatKid to life. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Batkid Movie Arrives At San Diego Comic-Con

A discussion on Miles Scott’s documentary was featured at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con…

07/27/2014

Leukemia survivor Miles, 5, dressed as BatKid, runs the bases as part of a Make-A-Wish foundation fulfillment at AT&T Park November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. (Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

‘BatKid Begins’ Movie Needs Funding

Scott, a cancer survivor, enthralled millions last November when the Make-A-Wish Foundation transformed San Francisco for his daylong escapade as the caped crusader. Now, filmmakers are hoping his internet celebrity can help fund a documentary preserves the feel-good moment for posterity.

07/17/2014

A documentary about the life of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert is based on his eponymously titled memoir. Directed by Steve James. (photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures)

Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Life Itself’ & ‘Le Chef’

Jan reviews a film about fellow movie reviewer Roger Ebert…

06/27/2014

(PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Casting Call Announced For Pubic Hair Documentary

A San Francisco-based sex education group is holding a casting call Sunday for a documentary producer researching trends in pubic hair.

05/15/2014

Netflix Headquarters

Netflix Makes Push Into Documentaries

LOS GATOS (CBS SF/AP) – Netflix is making a push into documentaries, with the subscription service announcing deals to premiere four new films in the next few months. Netflix has always made non-fiction films available […]

05/08/2014

Jason Bateman in "Bad Words" (credit: Focus Features)

Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Anita’ & ‘Bad Words’

Jan has a few “words” to say about Jason Bateman’s directorial debut…

03/21/2014

Mount Tamalpais

Filmmaker Hopes Project Will Heal Mt. Tam’s Cold War Scars

During the Cold War, Mount Tamalpais was altered to make way for nuclear missiles. Now, a unique collaboration of federal, state and local agencies will try to begin fixing the damage with a multimillion dollar project.

02/14/2014

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