Documentary

Time

(3.5 Stars) A somewhat troubling film about the unjust impact of long sentences on Black families.

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Collective

(4 Stars) An important story about government and corporate corruption and the role of the press in exposing it.

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Crip Camp

(4 Stars) A remarkable film documenting how a summer camp experience turned into a national political movement. A movie of commitment and hope.

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For Sama

(5 Stars) A powerful and personal journal of five years in Aleppo. Best Syrian-war documentary yet.

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Free Solo

(3.5 Stars) Winner of the Documentary Oscar, it tells a riveting tale of Hannock’s climb of El Capitan. It is an awesome story, but I’m not sure how much movie skill was involved here.

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Minding The Gap

(3.5 Stars) Documentary of young skateboarders growing up in a decaying industrial town. Much admired by both audiences and critics.

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RBG

(2 Stars) Interesting, and fairly standard documentary, but a bit overly sympathetic to the subject. Everyone has a few flaws.

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