Star Trek Into Darkness
As I Lay Dying
An indispensable and moving piece of filmmaking.
| Original Score: 4/5
[A] glorious ode to the supposition that a small group of committed people can change the world...
As this stirring, scrupulous doc reveals, the members of ACT UP fused the fervor of revolutionaries, the tenacity of trial lawyers, and the rage of the dispossessed to change the very shape of the epidemic.
| Original Score: A-
Plague offers an instructive lesson for Occupy-era rabble-rousers: Only when coupled with a knowledge base will your sound and fury signify anything.
From a terrible epidemic comes a beautiful documentary.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
The film is a tribute to political activism and the power of people to change the world.
| Original Score: A
One of the most powerful, fascinating and saddest documentaries of the last several years.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
What making a difference is really all about!
| Original Score: 5/5
A cinematically sophisticated documentary that actually finds a way to be an intelligent and admirable work of art in addition to its more overt sociological implications.
| Original Score: 9/10
A brilliant blueprint on how to spark a revolution. The activists who were highlighted in this film are American heroes to us all - gay, straight, black, white, male or female.
Compelling, important and inspiring documentary about the fight against AIDS.
| Original Score: B
Beautifully inspiring and, obviously, also a great cautionary tale.
A raw history, often cluttered and sometimes repetitive but, when strategies fail along with immune systems, deeply affecting.
| Original Score: 3/4
Presents a valuable template for how grassroots activism can temper societal prejudice and challenge governmental indifference in the face of a mysterious and remorseless killer.
A riveting look at LGBT protesters during the AIDS crisis - and an object lesson that if the revolution is going to be televised, it's good to have the revolutionaries holding the cameras.
This is a moving documentary, as hopeful as it is tragic.
A serious, moving and sometimes astonishingly well-organized documentary about the history of AIDS activism.
[A] powerful, messy and tremendously moving documentary ...
The title doesn't necessarily convey this, but "How to Survive a Plague" is an inspiring and hopeful documentary.
"How to Survive a Plague" captures a saddening, maddening era that seems like far too many lifetimes ago.
| Original Score: 2/4