Just a few weeks after releasing the bizarre, fascinating and impeccably crafted documentary series Wild Wild Country, Netflix is releasing another crime doc produced by the Duplass brothers, titled Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist.
This film gets a strong recommend from me because, despite its rather predictable trajectory, there are enough new elements to keep the content fresh; the martyr theme is well earned; and its message of self-sacrifice is a lovely one.
Cohen and West take a non-linear approach to telling RBG’s life story, interspersing both old and new interviews and testimonies with file footage and home videos, and they punctuate major milestones in her life with benchmark cases and political movements.
Zombies and surreal visions dominated this year’s Tribeca Film Festival midnight lineup, with five genre titles exploring sleep deprivation, the undead in the Outback and the forest, suicide tubs, and a strange and murderous game of doctor.
The Dark is a disturbing, yet oddly touching, feature debut from Justin P. Lange, and while it comes dangerously close to becoming dull at a few spots, it never completely loses its connection with the audience and deftly delivers a tragic, hopeful story about the resilience of human beings and the healing power of the positive connections we have to one another.
Seven Stages is a film with a great idea on paper that never truly comes to fruition, which starts off silly and intriguing but slowly rolls off the tracks before getting completely lost by the end. It definitely has more than a few laughs, but don’t expect to achieve enlightenment with this one.
The filmmakers have gained extraordinary access, no doubt through patient relationship building with the public servants they covered. It’s for that reason we’re given remarkable insight into this captivating world that we might otherwise not have been able to witness.