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.
12 days ago | Film and TV
The essential flaw of the American economy often seems binary: the 47 percent vs. corporate greed, us against them. But the documentary Betting on Zero is the Wall Street version of a superhero saga, where the unlikely rescuer is hedge fund invest...
20 days ago | Film and TV
For his first feature-length documentary, BBC reporter Louis Theroux (known for immersing himself into quirky corners of the world — professional wrestling, infomercial entrepreneurs, Off-Broadway — for his Weird Weekends television series) tackle...
27 days ago | Film and TV
Though its legalities are often obscured by romantic filigree, wedlock is one of the most conservative institutions, legally and culturally, in human society — a codified set of limitations and rights reserved for two people willing to merge their...
1 month ago | Film and TV
I Am Jane Doe is a powerful documentary saga of mothers who, after discovering ads for sex with their school-age daughters on the website backpage.com, sued the online-classifieds company for damages and lobbied Congress to change the Communicatio...
2 months ago | Film and TV
In 2017, even some American liberals are looking back fondly on the presidency of George W. Bush. The documentary A Good American eviscerates that temptation by detailing how a swamp of cronyism protected intelligence failures at the National Secu...
3 months ago | Film and TV
With its thin light and sparse vegetation, the Mojave Desert is a fitting backdrop to Keith Fulton’s and Lou Pepe’s documentary The Bad Kids, an unsparing peek into Black Rock High School, a last-chance place for kids close to dropping out of scho...