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.
3 days ago | Film and TV
Greg Palast is not a conventional reporter — his press materials call him a “gonzo journalist” — and he relishes playing up a noirish persona in a Dick Tracy–esque fedora and trench coat, tricking out his documentary The Best Democracy Money Can B...
4 days ago | Film and TV
Seed: The Untold Story is the rare documentary from filmmakers who are not just capable but also in love with their craft. It's a wonder of photography, animation, and sound, and it's a testament to its editors that the many interviews with activi...
19 days ago | Film and TV
The gutting of America's public universities is, as Steve Mims says in his documentary Starving the Beast, "one of the nation's most important and least understood fights." His film goes far in correcting that, thanks not just to his thorough rese...
1 month ago | Film and TV
Robert Greenwald, the lefty filmmaker who most famously attempted a takedown of Fox News with his 2004 documentary Outfoxed, has added to his activist canon with Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA. The doc's relentless stats on gun ownersh...
2 months 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...
3 months 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...