Documentary

Sundance 2021 Review: ‘Captains of Za’atari’ Is a Sports Documentary With Heart

Two best friends trapped in the Za'atari Refugee Camp in Jordan have an undying dream of becoming professional football players. When a world-renowned sports academy visits the camp, they now have a c...

8 Great

‘Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry’ Review: The Truth Behind The Enigmatic Superstar

Joseph Braverman reviews Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry, a substantial documentary that properly delves into the life of the young superstar.

8 Great

‘Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry’ Review: A Showcase of Authenticity from a Generational Musician

Alan French reviews the new documentary film, "Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry" releasing from Neon and Apple TV+. Driven by its stars authenticity, "The World's a Little Blurry" takes us b...

6 Fair

Sundance 2021 Review: ‘Try Harder!’ Is a Tale of Pressure, Personality, and Over-Achieving

In a universe where cool kids are nerds, the orchestra is world class and being Asian American is the norm, seniors at Lowell High School compete for the top prize: admission to the college of their d...

8 Great

Sundance 2021 Review: The Exquisite Tragedy of ‘The Most Beautiful Boy in the World’

In 1971, due to the world premiere of Death in Venice, Italian director Lucino Visconti proclaimed his Tadzio as the world's most beautiful boy. A shadow that today, 50 years later, weighs Björn Andre...

8 Great

Sundance Film Festival 2021 Review: ‘A Glitch in the Matrix’ Wants to Break Your Brain

Alan French reviews Rodney Ascher's return to the Sundance Film Festival with his new documentary, A Glitch in the Matrix. The Sundance Film Festival 2021 Midnight Madness film examines the complex id...

7 Good

Sundance 2021 Review: Questlove’s ‘Summer of Soul’ Reassembles Black Joy

In 1969, during the same summer as Woodstock, a different music festival took place 100 miles away. More than 300,000 people attended the summer concert series known as the Harlem Cultural Festival. I...

9 Amazing

Sundance 2021 Review: ‘The Sparks Brothers’ Is a Daffy Dive Into Edgar Wright’s Favorite Band

Edgar Wright directs a loving, hilarious, and career-spanning look at the brothers Mael, 50 years and 25 albums deep into a career that has seen them traverse more genres, audiences, and career reviva...

7 Good

Sundance 2021 Review: ‘Misha and the Wolves’ Brings True Crime Aesthetics to a Holocaust Tale

Alan French reviews the true crime documentary "Misha and the Wolves." The documentary premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

5 Average

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