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Documentary Reviews

Review: This Is It

"This Is It" feels like an unfinished symphony, and a marginally tacky one at that. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D+)
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Review: Capitalism: A Love Story

Despite feeling overstuffed and unfinished, Michael Moore's latest film offers forceful points on the diseased state of the union. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: The Cove

A documentary about the exploitation and killing of dolphins, "The Cove" is a stirring call to arms. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: Food, Inc.

This ambitious documentary about the food industry makes for eye-opening conversation. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: Shine a Light

Martin Scorsese and The Rolling Stones put forth a dizzying infectious concert documentary. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A-)
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Review: Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show

An engaging, sporadically hilarious concert film. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: U2 3D

U2-3D will overwhelm fans and enchant newcomers. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A)
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Review: Darfur Now

A comprehensive documentary on the conflict in Darfur that serves as a positive call to action. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: For the Bible Tells Me So

A heartbreaking documentary that explores the power of biblical misinterpretation and manipulation. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: Bill's Big Pumpkins

A charming documentary about competitive pumpkin growing. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death

A level-headed look at the media's portrayal of war. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: King Corn

An engaging documentary that explores the use and journey of corn. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: Mr. Untouchable

A documentary on the life of drug king Leroy Barnes offers viewers a solid education. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: Sicko

Michael Moore wraps the U.S. healthcare system in a vicious and entertaining headlock. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A)
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Review: Finding Kraftland

The overwhelming exuberance of a pop culture fanatic is chronicled in this quirky documentary. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul

This musical documentary is a fitting homage to the diverse city of Istanbul. Review by Neylan Bagcioglu. (Grade: A)
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