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The Shapes of Water

The Shapes of Water

Aquarela by George Wolf “We swam out through the trunk!” Those are six of the very few spoken words in Aquarela, and they quickly establish the stakes in Victor Kossakovsky’s…read more →

Living Out Loud

Living Out Loud

Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins by George Wolf Even if you know nothing of Molly Ivins, you won’t be long into Raise Hell before you’re wondering:…read more →

One Is the Loneliest Number

One Is the Loneliest Number

One Child Nation by George Wolf A heartbreaking, sometimes devastating and absolutely necessary history lesson, One Child Nation turns a filmmaker’s very personal story into a profile of shared helplessness.…read more →

Suicide Squeeze

Suicide Squeeze

The Spy Behind Home Plate by George Wolf Two movies about Moe Berg in the last twelve months? What gives? And who’s Moe Berg? Decades before Austin Powers, Morris “Moe”…read more →

Sexplicit Content

Sexplicit Content

Ask Dr. Ruth by Cat McAlpine Ruth Westheimer stands only 4’ 7” tall and she knows it, mentioning her small stature frequently throughout the documentary Ask Dr. Ruth. She believes…read more →

Team Rocket

Team Rocket

Apollo 11 by George Wolf A majestic and inspirational marriage of the historic and the cutting edge, Apollo 11 is a monumental achievement, one full of startling immediacy and stirring…read more →

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 →