Sunday, June 28, 2015

A Brief History of Time

A Brief History of Time documents the life and work of Stephen Hawking, featuring interviews from family, friends, and colleagues with discussions focused on topics and breakthroughs from his same named bestselling book. Surprisingly, Errol Morris' profile on the renowned physicist is more akin to the director's work done on earlier documentaries (The Thin Blue LineFast, Cheap & Out of Control) than later feature accounts (The Fog of War, The Unknown Known) and makes a good companion piece to the bland The Theory of Everything: where that film was almost exclusively focused on Hawking's personal life and featured little of his work, here we are shown his work in abundance in a highly impersonal presentation.
*** out of ****