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It's hard not to think that a feature-length film with a much more clear focus, and not a series juggling so many ingredients in an impersonal fashion, could have more powerfully shown the impact of one man in this important office on the people he serves
Philly DA is too hulking of a series to fully balance [its] competing tensions.
Its strongest moments are when the directors allow it to breathe, letting us be flies on the wall during heated conversations about new policies and procedures.
The filmmakers spent three years following the longtime criminal defense lawyer Larry Krasner for this essential, remarkably balanced vérité-style account of his unlikely tenure as the city's district attorney.
Philly D.A. is a beautiful, sprawling story that does justice to both the giant organizations and the many individuals caught inside them. It also reminds us that "doing justice" is so much harder than we may want to believe.
Philly D.A.'s fast-moving, over-the-shoulder, fly on the wall pressure-cooker pace conveys perfectly the importance of what is at stake and the life-and-death issues on the table for Krasner as he attempts to attack the system by the jugular.
All these conflicts are messy, uncomfortable and human, and "Philly D.A." gives voice to a range of Philadelphians, including hard-line police, left-wing activists and residents worried about crime and police abuses.
The first two episodes are engrossing, fast paced, and clear about the stakes of the DA office trying to implement a new agenda while retaining public trust, and the challenges of trying to turn a ship in a new direction.
Philly D.A. is the kind of documentary series that makes me feel good about the future of documentaries and nonfiction storytelling.
Important, consequential work and an in-depth examinations of social issues might not automatically make for great television, but issues and entertainment merge seamlessly here.
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