All articles by Robert Greene

Interviews

“I’m not willing to accept that someone else gets to say who my brother was”: Yance Ford on Strong Island

Yance Ford’s wrenching documentary about the killing of his brother by a white mechanic in 1992 and the shattering effect it had on his family presents a savage indictment of injustice, confronting viewers with tough questions about their own complicity in racial stereotyping. Ford discussed the film’s direct confrontational form in our October 2017 issue.

By Robert Greene

“I’m not willing to accept that someone else gets to say who my brother was”: Yance Ford on Strong Island
Features

The shape of documentary to come

By Robert Greene

The shape of documentary to come
Features

The greatest documentary performances, from Nanook to Ocasio-Cortez

By Robert Greene

The greatest documentary performances, from Nanook to Ocasio-Cortez
Features

The Cruise at 20: looking back at the movie that broke the DV revolution

By Robert Greene

The Cruise at 20: looking back at the movie that broke the DV revolution
Polls

The best documentaries of 2016: cinematic nonfiction in the year of nonfact

By Robert Greene

The best documentaries of 2016: cinematic nonfiction in the year of nonfact
Features

The myth of authenticity and the limits of access: Under the Sun, Cameraperson and the Kiarostami-esque sublime

By Robert Greene

The myth of authenticity and the limits of access: Under the Sun, Cameraperson and the Kiarostami-esque sublime
Features

Portrait(s) of the exiled artist: the how and why of Peter Watkins’ Edvard Munch

By Robert Greene

Portrait(s) of the exiled artist: the how and why of Peter Watkins’ Edvard Munch
Unfiction

Always for pleasure: the adventures of Bill and Turner Ross

By Robert Greene

Always for pleasure: the adventures of Bill and Turner Ross
Features

The best of 2015 in cinematic nonfiction

By Robert Greene

The best of 2015 in cinematic nonfiction
Features

Chantal Akerman, guiding light

By Robert Greene

Chantal Akerman, guiding light
Features

Read my finger

By Robert Greene

Read my finger
Videos

Video: Southern Gothic

By Robert Greene

Video: Southern Gothic

The Jinx: not my documentary renaissance

By Robert Greene

The Jinx: not my documentary renaissance
Features

How to create a documentary character

By Robert Greene

How to create a documentary character
Features

In memoriam Albert Maysles, 1926-2015

By Robert Greene

In memoriam Albert Maysles, 1926-2015
Features

Sundance 2015 documentaries: awake, cinema?

By Robert Greene

Sundance 2015 documentaries: awake, cinema?
Features

The best of 2014 in cinematic nonfiction

By Robert Greene

The best of 2014 in cinematic nonfiction
Features

Playing the mule

By Robert Greene

Playing the mule
Features

Unacknowledged scripts: Joshua Oppenheimer on The Look of Silence

By Robert Greene

Unacknowledged scripts: Joshua Oppenheimer on The Look of Silence
Features

Back to school with Frederick Wiseman, Krzysztof Kieslowski et al

By Robert Greene

Back to school with Frederick Wiseman, Krzysztof Kieslowski et al
Features

Die, Hybrid! Die!

By Robert Greene

Die, Hybrid! Die!
Features

Wrestling realities

By Robert Greene

Wrestling realities
Features

Now go wash: True/False 2014 and the Unclean Cinema

By Robert Greene

Now go wash: True/False 2014 and the Unclean Cinema
Features

Beyond the facts ma’am: Rachel Boynton, essential nonfiction auteur

By Robert Greene

Beyond the facts ma’am: Rachel Boynton, essential nonfiction auteur
Features

Find the fun: editing documentaries the Mary Poppins way

By Robert Greene

Find the fun: editing documentaries the Mary Poppins way
Features

Your world inside out: ¡Vivan las Antípodas! and Kossakovsky’s Ten Rules

By Robert Greene

Your world inside out: ¡Vivan las Antípodas! and Kossakovsky’s Ten Rules
Features

Expiry and its discontents: Let the Fire Burn and How to Survive a Plague

By Robert Greene

Expiry and its discontents: Let the Fire Burn and How to Survive a Plague