Tales of Obscene Wealth on Netflix

A particularly hard part of this quarantine comes from an essential loss of American...

Failed Goldilocks 

It's fair to describe Hillary as a warts-and-all portrait. The four-part documentary shuttles between...

The Art of Deceit

At the risk of overstating the obvious, let’s re-emphasize the three most important ingredients...

Drive, He Said

Doesn’t matter in real life or in the movies, when you’re informed on your...

Gene Genie

The documentary Human Nature, scientific as it is, may not break box office records...

Pin the Tail on the Plutocrat

British actor Steve Coogan has made a successful comic character-acting career using two basic...

Hollow-Point Rounds in the Holy Land

Yaron Zilberman's Incitement is a fine example of the dramatized history lesson that fills...

Dawn of the Dud

In Haiti, someone puts magic powder put into a man's shoes, he "dies" and...

Big Pink Musical Heroes

Here's a quiz for roots music fans. Multiple choice. The Band was: a) the...

War and Peace

The scene is the former Leningrad in 1945, a few weeks after the close...

Careful What You Wish For

The people who tell you "there are more tears shed over answered prayers" are...

The Perils of Pauline

It's hard to believe from today's vantage point, but the liveliest, most intelligent cultural...

The Bird Is the Word

Margot Robbie was a hot property coming off her appearances in Bombshell and Once...

Lynch’s Interiorized Empire

Next Door to Darkness," a select retrospective of David Lynch's films at the Berkeley...

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