Documentary

TV Review: ‘Sons of Sam’ Observes Monomania Through 70s’ Satanic Panic

The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness, follows author Maury Terry's investigations in David Berkowitz, the "occult," and the rise of cults during the 1960s and 1970s.

5 Average

Director Maite Alberdi Talks Making History And Connecting With Audience in ‘The Mole Agent’

A private investigator in Chile hires someone to work as a mole at a retirement home where a client of his suspects the caretakers of elder abuse.

SXSW Review: ‘Clerk’ Cements Director Kevin Smith’s Legacy

A documentary on the career and life of filmmaker and raconteur Kevin Smith.

7 Good

TV Review: ‘Q: Into the Storm’ Explores the Power of Paranoia in Online Communities

Alan French reviews Q: Into the Storm, a new documentary series from HBO, Adam McKay, and director Cullen Hoback. The series examines the rise of QAnon.

7 Good

‘The Last Cruise’ Review: An Intimate Look at the Ill-Fated Diamond Princess Cruise

A terrifying origin story of the pandemic, DIAMOND PRINCESS chronicles the first and largest outbreak of the novel coronavirus outside China: the Diamond Princess cruiser liner. Through never-before-s...

7.5 Good

SXSW Review: ‘The Oxy Kingpins’ is a Spirited Demand for Justice

It follows the untold story of how a network of pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors, and retailers worked together to orchestrate and perpetuate the opioid crisis that has killed over half a mi...

7 Good

SXSW 2021 Review: ‘Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil’ Provides Raw Testimony of Addiction’s Lifelong Hold

Documentary series, explores aspects that led to Demi Lovato's nearly fatal overdose in 2018, and her awakenings in the aftermath.

7 Good

Miami Film Festival 2021 Review: ‘A La Calle’ Delivers a Powerful Statement About the Fight for Democracy

Alan French reviews the documentary "A La Calle" at the 2021 Miami Film Festival. The film follows the fight for democracy in Venezuela under Maduro.

7 Good

Miami Film Festival 2021: ‘Beans,’ ‘Rebel Hearts,’ ‘Ludi,’ and ‘A State of Madness’

Alan French reports back from the first two days of the 2021 Miami Film Festival, including screenings of "Beans," "Rebel Hearts," "Ludi," and "A State of Madness"

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