Jeff Reichert

Jeff Reichert is a documentary filmmaker whose work includes Gerrymandering (2010), Remote Area Medical (2013), and This Time Next Year (2014). He is the co-founder and editor of Reverse Shot.

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“It Got One Star, for the Cat”: Filmmakers Choose More of Their Favorite Negative User Reviews

By Filmmakers | March 30, 2016

“It Got One Star, for the Cat”: Filmmakers Choose More of Their Favorite Negative User Reviews

It's no fun to read a major critic tear down your vision, but it's sometimes a different matter when the writer is a trolling internet commenter...

Jeff Reichert (Remote Area Medical) Talks Miguel Gomes’ Arabian Nights: Volume 1 – The Restless One

By Jeff Reichert | December 17, 2015

Jeff Reichert (Remote Area Medical) Talks Miguel Gomes’ Arabian Nights: Volume 1 – The Restless One

A fan of overlapping narratives and blurring fact and fiction, Gomes injects himself into his latest feat of cinematic storytelling.

Jeff Reichert (Remote Area Medical) Talks Laurent Bécue-Renard’s Of Men and War

By Jeff Reichert | November 10, 2015

Jeff Reichert (Remote Area Medical) Talks Laurent Bécue-Renard’s Of Men and War

The stories of Iraq veterans suffering from PTSD are told in an unadorned documentary style that values character over a fiction-style narrative.

Jeff Reichert (Remote Area Medical) Talks Jafar Panahi’s Taxi

By Jeff Reichert | September 29, 2015

Jeff Reichert (Remote Area Medical) Talks Jafar Panahi’s Taxi

In the concluding part of his trilogy made since being banned from filmmaking, the Iranian director continues to show invention and spirited defiance.

Jeff Reichert (Remote Area Medical) Talks Maíra Bühler and Matias Mariani’s I Touched All Your Stuff

By Jeff Reichert | September 2, 2015

Jeff Reichert (Remote Area Medical) Talks Maíra Bühler and Matias Mariani’s I Touched All Your Stuff

A documentary shuns the cinematic in favor of desktop exploration, and favors ambiguity over clearly defined truth.

Jeff Reichert (Remote Area Medical) Talks Asif Kapadia’s Amy

By Jeff Reichert | July 9, 2015

Jeff Reichert (Remote Area Medical) Talks Asif Kapadia’s Amy

This impressive documentary portrait of the late singer's life seeks to tell a definitive story, rather than asking what the story might be.

Jeff Reichert (Remote Area Medical) Talks Christophe Cognet’s Because I Was a Painter

By Jeff Reichert | April 24, 2015

Jeff Reichert (Remote Area Medical) Talks Christophe Cognet’s Because I Was a Painter

This documentary looks at the Holocaust in a new way by examining the art works made in the camps, and the artists who created them.

Jeff Reichert (Remote Area Medical) Talks the Best Documentary Oscar Contenders (and a Notable Absentee)

By Jeff Reichert | February 14, 2015

Jeff Reichert (Remote Area Medical) Talks the Best Documentary Oscar Contenders (and a Notable Absentee)

Pondering the disparate runners and riders in the Academy Awards non-fiction race, and what winning the statuette is supposed to mean.

Jeff Reichert (Remote Area Medical) Talks the Most Overlooked Documentaries of 2014

By Jeff Reichert | January 17, 2015

Jeff Reichert (Remote Area Medical) Talks the Most Overlooked Documentaries of 2014

The awards season is inevitably a time when certain films are showered with praise and plaudits, but many worthier movies slip by unnoticed.

Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman (Remote Area Medical) Talk Documentary Filmmaking: It’s Not Just Here to Tell You What to Do

By Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman | November 29, 2014

Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman (Remote Area Medical) Talk Documentary Filmmaking: It’s Not Just Here to Tell You What to Do

The husband-and-wife filmmaking team question the recent idea that activism must play a direct role in documentary cinema.