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August 26, 2010 | By John Horn, Los Angeles Times
The last two films Nanette Burstein directed focused on similar themes — heartbreak, passion, ambition, peer pressure and yearning. Yet as comparable as the subject matter might have been, Burstein was working in considerably different forms: Her 2008 film "American Teen" was a documentary about Midwestern high school seniors, while Sept. 3's "Going the Distance" is a fictional feature about bicoastal thirtysomethings. Hollywood is constantly looking in unusual directions for fresh filmmaking talent.
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January 16, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
It can feel like a lifetime ago that the world was transfixed by the Harding-Kerrigan figure-skating scandal -- you know, Tonya, Nancy and, of course, Gillooly, one-word signifiers for the bizarre winter soap opera that preceded the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics. Memories of that time come rushing back, though, on seeing Nanette Burstein's new documentary, "The Price of Gold," a thorough look at the tale of revenge and redemption from the dawn of the modern celebrity age. Burstein's film -- produced as part of ESPN's "30 for 30" series and airing Thursday night on the network -- aims to shed new light on the tabloid-friendly tale, which began 20 years ago this month.
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March 12, 2000 | KATHLEEN CRAUGHWELL
IN THE OSCAR RING Things for documentarians Nanette Burstein and Brett Morgen look rosy indeed. Their critically lauded feature-length documentary "On the Ropes," which has already racked up several awards including the Special Jury Prize at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, also is up for an Independent Spirit Award and an Oscar.
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September 3, 2010 | By Michael Phillips, Tribune Newspapers critic
Warning: This is not a reliable review of "Going the Distance. " When it comes to contemporary American romantic comedy, my brain, heart and standards have been seriously compromised by "The Ugly Truth," "Did You Hear About the Morgans?", "The Bounty Hunter" and "The Back-up Plan" and many others. Too many others. The calculated sexual raunch (mostly verbal) in "Going the Distance" impedes on its hard-edged, soft-center charm, and it may be enough to throw various audience segments straight out of the thing.
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September 3, 2010 | By Michael Phillips, Tribune Newspapers critic
Warning: This is not a reliable review of "Going the Distance. " When it comes to contemporary American romantic comedy, my brain, heart and standards have been seriously compromised by "The Ugly Truth," "Did You Hear About the Morgans?", "The Bounty Hunter" and "The Back-up Plan" and many others. Too many others. The calculated sexual raunch (mostly verbal) in "Going the Distance" impedes on its hard-edged, soft-center charm, and it may be enough to throw various audience segments straight out of the thing.
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January 16, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
It can feel like a lifetime ago that the world was transfixed by the Harding-Kerrigan figure-skating scandal -- you know, Tonya, Nancy and, of course, Gillooly, one-word signifiers for the bizarre winter soap opera that preceded the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics. Memories of that time come rushing back, though, on seeing Nanette Burstein's new documentary, "The Price of Gold," a thorough look at the tale of revenge and redemption from the dawn of the modern celebrity age. Burstein's film -- produced as part of ESPN's "30 for 30" series and airing Thursday night on the network -- aims to shed new light on the tabloid-friendly tale, which began 20 years ago this month.
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May 4, 2008 | Susan King
The documentary "American Teen" illustrates that no matter how drastically the world changes, high school remains steadfastly the same. Filmmaker Nanette Burstein ("The Kid Stays in the Picture") spent 10 months following five teenagers at Warsaw High School in Warsaw, Ind.
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July 20, 2008 | Denise Martin
There's no avoiding the talk about: Miley Cyrus' new album, "Breakout." Because as good as "See You Again" was -- and it was good -- her angry new tune "7 Things" is better. And ever since that Vanity Fair debacle and those bra-baring photos surfaced, we've decided she's pretty darn cool. You might as well give in. (Tuesday) "Shaun of the Dead" fans, please talk about: "Spaced: The Complete Series" DVD.
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July 25, 2008 | Michael Ordona, Special to The Times
"American Teen" follows five Indiana high schoolers through their senior year, shining hopes, pimples and all. Documentarian Nanette Burstein ("The Kid Stays in the Picture") diligently selects representative types -- "jock," "princess," "geek," "heartthrob," "rebel" -- in a small town that, if not exactly reflective of American demographics, does resemble some classic vision of Americana, albeit updated with text messaging and camera phones. Such ordinariness is both strength and weakness here.
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September 24, 1999 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"On the Ropes" is another in a stream of documentaries that explore the potential of the form so effectively that they become as involving and suspenseful as the best fictional films. Nanette Burstein and Brett Morgen are the very models of contemporary documentarians: They win the trust of their subjects to the extent that they are the proverbial flies on the wall, eavesdropping on life.
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August 26, 2010 | By John Horn, Los Angeles Times
The last two films Nanette Burstein directed focused on similar themes — heartbreak, passion, ambition, peer pressure and yearning. Yet as comparable as the subject matter might have been, Burstein was working in considerably different forms: Her 2008 film "American Teen" was a documentary about Midwestern high school seniors, while Sept. 3's "Going the Distance" is a fictional feature about bicoastal thirtysomethings. Hollywood is constantly looking in unusual directions for fresh filmmaking talent.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2000 | KATHLEEN CRAUGHWELL
IN THE OSCAR RING Things for documentarians Nanette Burstein and Brett Morgen look rosy indeed. Their critically lauded feature-length documentary "On the Ropes," which has already racked up several awards including the Special Jury Prize at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, also is up for an Independent Spirit Award and an Oscar.
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November 28, 2010 | By Noel Murray, Special to the Los Angeles Times
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November 29, 2007 | John Horn, Times Staff Writer
SUNDANCE Film Festival programmers have finished sorting through all 3,624 feature films submitted for January's festival, and while the resulting lineup won't be as depressing as recent years, it won't be all mirth and merriment.
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