Category Archives: Documentary

#LDF2020 Review — iHuman

Directed by Tonje Hessen Schei | 99 min This is a very bleak look at our possible fate given the rapid development of artificial intelligence. This documentary travels the planet, speaking to scientists and researchers on a future that could be amazing — AI could solve a lot of our problems — but, according to…Read More

#FIN2020 Doc Reviews: No Ordinary Man, There’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace, Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President

No Ordinary Man  In their documentary investigation into the late jazz musician Billy Tipton, Aisling Chin-Yee and Chase Joynt have brought a strikingly compassionate examination of what it means to be trans. The film examines the legacy of jazz musician Billy Tipton — he was someone who hid his biological gender. The film also explores…Read More

#TIFF2020 Review — Enemies of the State

Directed by Sonia Kennebeck | 103 min  A true-crime documentary in the vein of Andrew Jarecki's Capturing The Friedmans, Kennebeck (produced by Errol Morris) deftly and deliberately lays out the case for and against one Matt DeHart. He's a young man from a military-serving, god-fearing Indiana family who early on took an interest in computers…Read More

2040 review — “An exercise in fact-based dreaming”

Directed by Damon Gameau | 91 min | On Demand Decentralized power grids with independent solar-source energy. Self driving electric cars. Diverse, multi-species grazing crops. Marine permaculture. Educating girls. These are some of the ideas Australian filmmaker Damon Gameau learns about as he looks for solutions — that already exist — to rescue the world…Read More