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Concrete Jungle

Concrete Jungle

Minding the Gap by George Wolf The legendary inscription carved into Woody Guthrie’s guitar read, “This machine kills fascists.” In the Oscar-nominated documentary Minding the Gap, a Sharpie-scrawled proclamation on a…read more →

Hold On to Your Butts

Hold On to Your Butts

Genesis 2.0 by George Wolf Back before I’d even seen the original Jurassic Park I read up on the premise. I’m no scientist but I clearly remember thinking, “Uh, that sounds plausible.”…read more →

Pen Pals

Pen Pals

Yours in Sisterhood by Hope Madden A conversation between generations, a glimpse into the changing and yet somehow unchanged reality of feminism—filmmaker Irene Lusztig’s unusual documentary Yours in Sisterhood bridges…read more →

Slippery Slope

Slippery Slope

Free Solo by George Wolf There are only so many times I can use the word “breathtaking,” so Free Solo has me inventing some new ones. “Sweatpalming”? “Gutknotting”? “Fascinating” works,…read more →

Ailes über Alles

Ailes über Alles

Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes by Matt Weiner The two most arresting interviews in the new documentary Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes don’t involve…read more →

We Call BS

We Call BS

Fahrenheit 11/9 by George Wolf Michael Moore may set up his latest film by asking “How the F did we get here?”, but thankfully Fahrenheit 11/9 isn’t just another empty…read more →

Guiding Light

Guiding Light

Pick of the Litter by Brandon Thomas Whether it’s true or not, dogs make us feel like their sole purpose in life is to fill us full of happiness. Dancing…read more →

Managing Madness

Managing Madness

Kusama: Infinity by Hope Madden There is a great deal to find frustrating in the life story of 96-year-old Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, and even more to celebrate. A maverick…read more →

Bore More Years

Bore More Years

American Chaos by Matt Weiner As a documentary, American Chaos is in want of a natural constituency. It arrives far too late to offer anything more meaningful than the endless…read more →