Category: dan heaton

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Languid Gloom, by Dan Heaton

It’s become commonplace for documentary filmmakers to sharpen their production values with hopes of connecting with a larger audience. Popular films like Searching for Sugar Man or Finding Vivian Maier build clean narratives that feel more like fun detective stories...

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Walking in Place, by Dan Heaton

The subgenre of films about grown men struggling with maturity is tricky because it risks losing the audience. Judd Apatow bypassed the obstacles through broad humor and gags, yet even that approach grew tired. It’s more challenging when filmmakers play...