Review: American Chaos

When Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States, many Democrats were taken by surprise and left in a state of befuddled, angry shock. Perhaps few were as flabbergasted by the ascent of The Apprentice host to the highest office in the land than filmmaker, stage producer, and longtime Democrat James D. Stern, and his documentary American Chaos represents his attempts to work through some complicated feelings about himself and his country.

Review: Free Solo

Visually bracing and psychologically fascinating in equal measure, Free Solo, Jimmy Chin and Chai Vasarhelyi’s documentary look at risk-taking rock climber Alex Honnold, balances visceral thrills with an in-depth character study of a patently unclassifiable and exceptional human being.