"At this point, it’s hard not to sound redundant when writing about Documentary Now!, because the show keeps on playing to its own strengths, keeps proving time and again that it’s one of the most innovative shows on television," says Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya. "It shouldn’t work so well, and yet it does...over and over. Episodes, of course, are distinct from one another thanks to a mix of subjects and styles and tones. But every time I think now this is the epitome of this show, Documentary Now! somehow tops its own peak. So while there’s a chance I could say this again about another episode in the future—maybe even within this season—I’m still going to make a bold statement: 'Waiting For The Artist' is Documentary Now! at its absolute finest. It’s yet another argument in favor of this show’s improbable efficacy and brilliance. It might even become as culturally significant as the original work it parodies."
TOPICS: Documentary Now!, IFC, Cate Blanchett