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Theo Who Lived

A vivid documentary about the two-year imprisonment of an American freelance journalist in war-torn Syria. A remarkable chronicle of empathy.

By |October 8th, 2016|Documentary, Top Picks, War|0 Comments


Oliver Stone’s film covers a nine-year period in the life of security systems administrator turned whistleblower Edward Snowden, from an idealistic Special Forces enlistee to becoming the most wanted man in the world.

By |September 25th, 2016|Biopic|0 Comments

Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four

In 1998, four young San Antonio women were sentenced to 82.5 years in prison between them, on accusations that didn’t even rise to the level of baseless.

By |September 15th, 2016|Documentary, GLBT, Top Picks|0 Comments

Starving the Beast

This shocking, depressing, blood-boiling documentary examines the lengths to which politicians and think tanks will go to ensure that business logic extends into every aspect of society, including higher education.

By |September 5th, 2016|Education|0 Comments

When Two Worlds Collide

A riveting, highly informative look at the ongoing conflict between Amazonian natives defending their land against transnational petroleum corporations.

By |August 24th, 2016|Environmental, Top Picks|0 Comments


More powerful and impactful than its polish, deliberate pacing, and academic focus may suggest, Indignation is a haunting tragedy whose effects are not quickly shaken off.

By |July 28th, 2016|Book adaptation, Top Picks|0 Comments

Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru

Renowned self-help speaker and author Tony Robbins is a walking contradiction. He is at once an absolute embodiment of egoistic, swaggering American capitalism and a seemingly selfless soul devoted to helping others live better lives.

By |July 24th, 2016|Documentary, DVD/Streaming/On Demand|0 Comments

Hooligan Sparrow

A riveting feat of guerilla filmmaking, revealing much about systems of power in China and the formidable tactics of its burgeoning activist culture.

By |July 20th, 2016|Documentary, Top Picks|0 Comments

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

About as open and probing as a documentary gets, this is a revealing look at an unparalleled entertainer’s professional and personal life.

By |July 7th, 2016|Pop Culture, Top Picks|0 Comments