Daphne Howland

Daphne Howland is a regular film contributor at Voice Media Group and its film partner, the Village Voice. VMG publications include LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.

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  • 2 days ago | Film and TV

    "In a mental health recovery community in Philadelphia there is a beauty salon." So begins, in a sort of fairytale cadence, this documentary's wondrous story of beauty. It's skin-deep but in the best way; the shop's proprietress, Rachel "Hollywood...

  • 23 days ago | Film Reviews

    John Papola's documentary At the Fork treads familiar ground: If you love animals, or are just a decent person, how can you eat meat? But his is a deeply personal and moving exploration given ballast by copious input from experts.  Papola all...

  • 4 months ago | Film and TV

    " 'Shaken-baby syndrome' is in the realm of mythology," says neurosurgeon Ayub Ommaya in archival footage featured in the documentary The Syndrome. Yet it was Ommaya's research on monkeys in the 1960s upon which law enforcement and a few medical e...

  • There's nothing quite like gung-ho businessmen or driven product liability lawyers, and director Nick Berardini's documentary about Taser-related deaths has no shortage of either. Berardini makes sure it's time well spent as he unspools how Taser...

  • 8 months ago | Film and TV

    There's nothing quite like gung-ho businessmen or driven product liability lawyers, and director Nick Berardini's documentary about Taser-related deaths has no shortage of either. Berardini makes sure it's time well spent as he unspools how Taser ...

  • A feature of easy-to-use cameras, then of video games, "point and click" is now also one of the main ways many countries kill their enemies. In her provocative documentary Drone, Tonje Hessen Schei shows how, actually, the U.S. and its...

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