A tale of heartbreak and tenacity in post-Reconstruction Mississippi.
An experiment to see if nurture could overcome nature did not end well.
Documentary short Do Not Split draws the ire of Beijing.
Also: Cancel culture knives are out for The United States of Al. It doesn’t deserve them.
Documentary series Q: Into the Storm delves into the Trump-era conspiracy.
The rock legend fought for free speech and self-expression in ways that appealed to dissidents in America and communist countries alike.
A documentary describes a drug-fueled countercultural romance.
HBO docuseries a devastating look at a family’s secret dysfunctions.
PBS documentary recounts life of America’s pioneer of tawdry fame coverage.
Also, Neil deGrasse Tyson is back to condescend to us all some more.
New documentary explains why installing the shah in 1953 led to ruinous American covert operations throughout the Cold War and beyond.
Immigration Nation Brilliantly Captures the Brutal Logic Behind America's Immigration Enforcement Regime
The new Netflix docuseries is a damning indictment of ICE.
An interview with the directors behind the breakout political documentary about a Texas camp for aspiring leaders
Helter Skelter: An American Myth doesn’t shed new light, but it’s excellent journalism.
What happens when a decades-long mystery gets solved while you’re explaining it?
In the winding hills above Hollywood, musical history was made.
Boys skateboard in the streets of Kabul, one student explains in the documentary, but girls would risk reprisals for daring to do so.
The myth that this authoritarian island provides better medical treatment just won’t die.
The decorated filmmaker didn't expect the dramatic reaction to his "toxic" documentary about Trump's former aide-de-camp.
"They wanted to deplatform me," says the legendary filmmaker, for the mortal sin of engaging former Trump adviser and Breitbart.com head.
Outrage mobs kept his new movie "American Dharma" out of theaters for a year.
You don’t have to enjoy the genre to find this 16-hour PBS docuseries fascinating.
New HBO documentary is moving … until it wanders into our current politics.
Hulu's Untouchable is a relentless accounting of the mogul's sexual misdeeds.
This Showtime documentary sings. You should listen.
Documentary filmmaker Nanfu Wang on the horrors of China’s one-child policy
If a chaotic concert that nearly failed "defined a generation," what does that actually mean?
HBO documentary explores teen’s culpability in boyfriend’s suicide.