The venerable documentarian’s latest, City Hall, is an epic look at the workings of local civics in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Cambodian Refugee Who Founded a Donut Empire
The Donut King follows the multiple rises and falls of entrepreneur Ted Ngoy.
A Cinematic Montage of Natural Disasters Questions Humanity’s Chances of Survival
La Nature is Armenian director Artavazd Pelechian’s first film in nearly three decades.
A Wonderful Prom Night in Flint, Michigan
The tender, often very funny documentary Midnight in Paris portrays a kind of prom not often seen in media.
Revisit the National Black Political Convention of 1972
After decades of circulating only in edited form, William Greaves’s Nationtime can now be seen as intended for the first time.
A Bleakly Funny Vision of the Future With Clones and Time Travel
The latest installment of indie animator Don Hertzfeldt’s World of Tomorrow series expands its bleakly funny vision of the future.
When Nixon Tried to Blame Police Riots on Left-Wing Activists
Writer/director Aaron Sorkin proves an ill fit to write and direct The Trial of the Chicago 7.
A New Film Celebrates Dolly Parton’s Career
Dolly Parton: Here I Am is a winning portrait of the beloved singer.
Debating Whether the US Constitution Should Be Abolished
The film version of Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me has all the stage show’s strengths — and flaws.
A Coming-of-Age Story on the Baltimore Dirt-Biking Scene
Charm City Kings features tremendous performances from young actor Jahi Di’Allo Winston and rapper Meek Mill.
A Brutally Simple Tale of Primeval Survival
Master animator Genndy Tartakovsky pares the action genre down to its purest elements in Primal.
A Documentary Tribute to Murdered Journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Kingdom of Silence uses the journalist’s life and murder to scrutinize the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the US.