Documentary

TIFF 2021 Review: Documentaries You Should Put on Your Radar

LV Taylor reviews some of the best documentaries from the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival.

TIFF 2021 Review: ‘Attica’ Presents an Unflinching Portrayal of Massacre

At the Toronto Film Festival, Alan French reviews "Attica," a new film from Stanley Nelson. "Attica" examines the famed riots from 1971, which led the deaths of more than 40 people.

8 Great

Telluride 2021: ‘The Story of Looking’ Review – Ponders the Beauty of Sight

From the 2021 Telluride Film Festival, Alan French reviews "The Story of Looking" a documentary from Mark Cousins based on his 2017 book of the same name.

7 Good

‘Lily Topples the World’ Review: Passion And Hard Work Triumphs

A coming of age story of 20-year-old Lily Hevesh, the world’s most acclaimed domino artist and the only woman in her field.

7 Good

‘Val’ Review: An Honest, Introspective Look at an Actor’s Life

Forty years of never-before-seen footage chronicling the life of Val Kilmer.

7 Good

We Live 1001: Nanook of the North (1922)

In this silent predecessor to the modern documentary, film-maker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuits living in the Arctic Circle.

‘Under the Volcano’ Review: A Nostalgic Look Back at a Famed Recording Studio

On a remote Caribbean island, under the shadow of an active volcano, the world's biggest recording artists made music and myth that defined an era.

9 Amazing

‘No Ordinary Life’ Review: A Fascinating Exploration of Female Photojournalism

The ravages of war and conflict, and the aftermath of violent uprisings, are circumstances that most people shun or avoid-but for news photographers, it provides them to spotlight injustices and turmo...

7 Good

‘Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain’ Review: The Impact Of Openness

Chike Coleman reviews the documentary 'Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain,' an interesting look at the life of a man who didn't know how much he was loved.

9.5 Amazing

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