‘Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds’ is Packed With Herzog One-Liners That’ll Turn Your Gaze to the Sky

By Jonathon Norcross Werner Herzog’s new globe-trotting documentary about meteors feels like a Nat Geo TV special narrated by an existentialist-turned-standup comic. If that sounds condescending, I mean it as a very sincere compliment. Fireball is mystical, contemplative, and perhaps…

‘The Life and Trials of Oscar Pistorius’ Delivers a Comprehensive Look at a Devilish Case

Even-handed and intensive, this docuseries about the life of athlete and murder suspect Oscar Pistorius is a worthy addition to the canon of ESPN 30 for 30 Films, taking a close look at the moments that lead to the vicious…

‘My Octopus Teacher’: A Kelp Forest and a Different Kind of Love

By Gregory Crofton The brilliant reds, greens and purples of ocean life seen in Ultra HD 4K are reason enough to watch “The Octopus Teacher.” The documentary however delivers plenty of story too, and combined, this film works on levels…

Errol Morris Points His Camera at Steve Bannon, Looking for ‘American Dharma’

By Jonathon Norcross Dharma Noun (in Indian religion) the eternal and inherent nature of reality, regarded in Hinduism as a cosmic law underlying right behavior and social order. Errol Morris’ portrait of former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is…

‘TREAD’ is the True Story of ‘God’s Plan’ for Marvin Heemeyer and His Bulldozer

By Gregory Crofton “Tread” perfectly entertained me — think Dateline with a fantastic story, no commercials and a decent-sized budget. The filmmakers had enough money to build a replica of Marvin Heemeyer’s customized bulldozer. They used it to recreate Errol…

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