documentary

The Future of Robots Won’t Be Like ‘The Terminator’ — It’ll Probably Be Worse

Maxim Pozdorovkin, the director of The Truth About Killer Robots, is tricking us with the title of his new documentary. While the film, which aired…

There’s No ‘Real America’: How One Documentary Avoided Clichés (and Trump Talk) While Chronicling a Midwestern Small Town

Long before Donald Trump’s election, there’s been a tension in this country between so-called coastal elites and the “real America,” this mythical place where hard-working,…

Men Who Self-Friend Zone, the ‘Wife Boost’ and Your Sketchiest Roommates

Anyone who ever went to college has a good “shitty roommate” story. My freshman year roommate—we’ll call him “Robert”—would probably tell you about how my…

America to Him: A Conversation with ‘Hoop Dreams’ Director Steve James About Race, Class and…

The director of the new Starz series ‘America to Me’ talks about being empathetic, using his whiteness for good and the one incredible scene he…