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      Rating Title | Year Author Quote
      Last Flight Home (2022) Christopher Campbell Last Flight Home reminds us that we need to acknowledge and enjoy the time we have with loved ones before they're gone.
      Posted Jan 27, 2022
      Fire of Love (2022) Christopher Campbell We can be thankful that today's documentarians are going through the archives of this rare subset of cinema and giving the footage new outlets for discovery.
      Posted Jan 27, 2022
      Becoming Cousteau (2021) Christopher Campbell The film plays like a message for the present and the future more than a story about the past.
      Posted Nov 24, 2021
      Fauci (2021) Christopher Campbell Fauci effectively humanizes the famous - or infamous - physician-scientist and levels out who he really is by putting him on camera as much as possible.
      Posted Oct 06, 2021
      Bad Attitude: The Art of Spain Rodriguez (2021) Brad Gullickson Does a brilliant job capturing the artist's allure ... but the more Stern injects of herself, the stronger an understanding we have of him.
      Posted Feb 17, 2021
      A Glitch in the Matrix (2020) Christopher Campbell A perfect midnight movie ... But it will give you a hangover, for which you'll want an antidote in the form of any other film with real people invested in the real world.
      Posted Jan 31, 2021
      In the Same Breath (2021) Christopher Campbell The general notion and fear that little is going to be learned from what went wrong, or that the improper sort of changes may occur, strike deeply
      Posted Jan 29, 2021
      Belushi (2020) Christopher Campbell A documentary of utmost precision honoring and respecting and held up by the spirit of everyone involved.
      Posted Nov 19, 2020
      I Am Greta (2020) Christopher Campbell I Am Greta is good enough as a portrait of Thunberg, but it's even better for being more.
      Posted Nov 13, 2020
      Rebuilding Paradise (2020) Christopher Campbell Where Fire in Paradise puts us right there in the thick of the flames, Rebuilding Paradise feels more distant, from the outside, just visiting.
      Posted Nov 09, 2020
      Fire in Paradise (2019) Christopher Campbell One of the scariest movies I've seen in years.
      Posted Nov 09, 2020
      Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020) Christopher Campbell A great hangout film, mixing old and young, friends and strangers - even fiction and nonfiction are mingling together at this party.
      Posted Jul 09, 2020
      The Painter and the Thief (2020) Christopher Campbell Full of surprises that subvert expectations and maybe also subvert those subverted expectations.
      Posted Jul 05, 2020
      Athlete A (2020) Christopher Campbell Directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk and their regular editor, Don Bernier, structure everything perfectly, resulting in a cohesive yet multifaceted masterwork of its kind.
      Posted Jul 05, 2020
      Broken Heart Land (2014) Daniel Walber ...this is an important film with a lot to say. There are moments of real power, particularly those involving Nancy and her gradual transformation.
      Posted Jun 30, 2020
      Acasa, My Home (2020) Jordan M. Smith A beautifully crafted, heart-wrenchingly tragic, observational encapsulation of the shredding of one family's way of life.
      Posted Feb 03, 2020
      Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story (2020) Jordan M. Smith Doesn't delve deep enough into the void and back again to leave a cartoonish hammerhead imprint on the brain or a tear-soaked membrane around our swollen, bleeding hearts.
      Posted Jan 25, 2020
      The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash (2019) Valerie Ettenhofer The biography starts simple and builds upon itself, much like a Cash song, so that by the end it's become overwhelming in its humanity.
      Posted Oct 18, 2019
      Rewind (2019) Valerie Ettenhofer Rewind lacks the built-in attention that comes with headline-grabbing cases, but it should be counted among the most important stories of its kind.
      Posted Oct 18, 2019
      143 Sahara Street (2019) Jordan M. Smith 143 Sahara Street is full of pleasant and often funny surprises, revealing a great amount of humanity in a setting that seems downright inhospitable.
      Posted Sep 23, 2019
      Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) Katherine Steinbach Matt Tyrnauer's scintillating, gossipy, heavy-handed documentary delves into Cohn's contradictions without much illumination.
      Posted Sep 20, 2019
      I Am Not Alone (2019) Jordan M. Smith I Am Not Alone takes pains to make sure we not only know what exactly is happening at any given moment but also why.
      Posted Sep 19, 2019
      Our Godfather (2019) Katherine Steinbach Tommaso's Italian traditions, his portrayal of masculinity, and his profound identity crisis after exiting the Mafia give the documentary a contemplative core.
      Posted Sep 18, 2019
      Liam Gallagher: As It Was (2019) Hayden Cornmell Merely an exercise in proving what a swell guy Liam Gallagher is, with an endless parade of friends and family members sitting down to sing his praises.
      Posted Sep 17, 2019
      The Cave (2019) Jordan M. Smith These are remarkable humans, and deservingly, Fayyad has fashioned a remarkable portrait in their honor.
      Posted Sep 17, 2019
      A Dramatic Film (2019) Jordan M. Smith A work of refreshing spontaneity and continuous revelation.
      Posted Sep 16, 2019
      Love Child (2019) Jordan M. Smith A complex and deeply moving tale that speaks to our times and, most thankfully, our heart.
      Posted Sep 16, 2019
      Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) Sophia Stewart An excellent retrospective and celebration of Ronstadt's trailblazing career.
      Posted Sep 03, 2019
      Jawline (2019) Jenna Benchetrit The documentary's most notable strength is how it values the young, overwhelmingly female fans of social media influencers.
      Posted Aug 25, 2019
      The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019) Christopher Campbell It's funny that Berman worried so much about there being too many docs being made about Szeles since he wound up basically making two in one. And both of them are exceptional.
      Posted Aug 21, 2019
      What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire? (2018) Sophia Stewart A beautiful but unfocused work of ethnography.
      Posted Aug 14, 2019
      Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019) J.R. Kinnard Dynamite cinema that sweeps you into a world of intrigue that rivals any Hollywood thriller.
      Posted Aug 14, 2019
      One Child Nation (2019) Sophia Stewart As thought-provoking as it is unsettling, it implicitly considers the battleground that is women's bodies and how the fight for control over those bodies still rages on.
      Posted Aug 10, 2019
      Vision Portraits (2019) Sophia Stewart An extraordinary film and a desperately needed statement, one that gives a voice to the one in five Americans that live with a disability.
      Posted Aug 08, 2019
      What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Deep Space Nine (2018) Hayden Cornmell An honest, engaging, and surprisingly funny look back at one of modern television's greatest achievements.
      Posted Aug 04, 2019
      Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) Katherine Steinbach A fantastically edited film, electrifying and pleasurable and dark. More than that, it's another example of how archival footage can be masterfully utilized.
      Posted Jul 26, 2019
      For Sama (2019) Christopher Campbell As we witness the war from this perspective, our brains and our hearts might not be in agreement. That divide is one of the most powerful things a documentary can do to us.
      Posted Jul 26, 2019
      The Great Hack (2019) Katherine Steinbach We need films like this to tell us over and over what the stakes are when we give ourselves over to apps and memes and viral videos. Because we are being persuaded.
      Posted Jul 24, 2019
      Phantom of Winnipeg (2019) Kristen Reid So captivating and heartfelt that even those not familiar with The Phantom of the Paradise are in for a genuine treat.
      Posted Jul 24, 2019
      Time for Ilhan (2018) Brad Gullickson Dips into Omar's congressional campaign, bears witness to the passion of the hopeful attached to her cause, and challenges the divide that splinters even the like-minded.
      Posted Jul 18, 2019
      Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) Sophia Stewart At this current cultural juncture, the story of a troubled but talented man who left a trail of mistreated women in his wake feels unneeded.
      Posted Jul 09, 2019
      Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) Sophia Stewart The Pieces I Am's reverent and intimate tone works well for its mission: the canonization of a literary saint.
      Posted Jun 19, 2019
      Emanuel (2019) Valerie Ettenhofer Unrelenting, challenging, a must-see. It will break your heart so bad you don't know how it could possibly be put back together, and then like a miracle it will do just that.
      Posted Jun 19, 2019
      Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019) Cole Henry When you take it for what it really is ... then it's an immediately rewarding experience helped along by some of the best-restored concert footage that exists of Dylan.
      Posted Jun 13, 2019
      Framing John DeLorean (2019) Kristen Reid When Framing John DeLorean shows us the real-life fallout rather than the Baldwin focused re-creations, it thrives.
      Posted Jun 07, 2019
      The Image You Missed (2018) Christina Smith An impressionistic exchange between two artists...the documentary's personal bent is what makes it that much more engaging and that much more moving.
      Posted May 30, 2019
      Free Trip to Egypt (2018) Jenna Benchetrit It drops the ball by hesitating to dig deeper into the performative liberalism and deep-rooted bigotry of its American participants..
      Posted May 30, 2019
      Game of Thrones: The Last Watch (2019) Cole Henry A testament to the colossal effort and toll that crafting such an impressive show can take on every part of the cast and crew.
      Posted May 27, 2019
      The Emoji Story (2019) Andrew Karpan The larger story tracks this decade's change in internet culture as it moves away from nerds festering around California college campuses and into the hands of the people.
      Posted May 25, 2019
      Red, White & Wasted (2019) Andrew Karpan Before the warming ocean turns Florida into an uninhabitable flood land, there is value in having a real idea of how some of them lived.
      Posted May 25, 2019
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