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Zero Days

Filmmaker Alex Gibney’s new film reveals that a new type of weapon, cyber warfare, has already been created and deployed, with barely a hint of public awareness.

By |July 7th, 2016|Documentary, Top Picks|0 Comments

Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

A testament to the power of fan culture and a celebration of its permanent place in the media landscape.

By |June 16th, 2016|DVD/Streaming/On Demand, Film History|0 Comments

The Witness

The murder of Kitty Genovese is one of the most famous cases in the history of sociology and criminology, and this documentary accomplishes something remarkable by making us reconsider a story, and a concept, that we’ve long taken for granted as true.

By |June 3rd, 2016|Crime, Documentary, Top Picks|0 Comments


During his 2013 campaign for New York City mayor, politician Anthony Weiner allowed two filmmakers to follow him around the clock. Entertaining, revealing, and occasionally funny, the result will give psychotherapists around the country, armchair and otherwise, ample fodder.

By |June 2nd, 2016|Documentary, Top Picks|0 Comments

The Family Fang

The Family Fang rises above standard family dysfunction fare and is fearless about pursuing some of its darker themes to the fullest.

By |April 29th, 2016|Book adaptation, Family drama|0 Comments

Elvis & Nixon

A fictionalized meeting that is very funny at times and boasts actors fully committed to communicating the bizarreness of a particular time and place in American history.

By |April 21st, 2016|Biopic, Top Picks|0 Comments


Some sort of alien invasion may be transpiring as a result of a meteor strike, but the characters are already peculiar enough to be fairly alien themselves. When weird things happen to weird people, it feels almost expected, rather than unsettling.

By |April 3rd, 2016|DVD/Streaming/On Demand, Indie, Sci-fi|0 Comments

The Brainwashing of My Dad

This film examines the effects of Fox News through a highly personal lens, with filmmaker Jen Senko documenting how her father was transformed from a Kennedy Democrat to a certified Rush Limbaugh “ditto head.”

By |March 18th, 2016|Documentary|0 Comments

Creative Control

A stylish, unique piece of speculative dystopian filmmaking, set in Brooklyn at some indeterminate time in the near future.

By |March 11th, 2016|Indie, Sci-fi|0 Comments