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Daphne Howland

 

Daphne Howland is a regular film contributor at Voice Media Group. VMG publications include Denver Westword, Miami New Times, Phoenix New Times, Dallas Observer, Houston Press and New Times Broward-Palm Beach.

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  • Unlike the company running that gruesome but alluring touring "Bodies … The Exhibition," American medical schools like the Mayo Clinic, which is featured in Chip Duncan's The First Patient, source their cadavers from people who have...

  • Halfway through Charm City, Marilyn Ness' documentary of Baltimore in the aftermath of Freddie Gray's death in police custody, the camera captures downtown's Transamerica Building and baroque City Hall as night descends, lit up and...

  • The rip-off that is for-profit education is infamous -- Trump University, for one, was so badly run that not even its scam could keep it afloat -- but Alex Shebanow's well-paced, chock-full documentary, Fail State, manages to be surprising...

  • Tea with the Dames documents the unsurprisingly delightful gathering of Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith -- formidable actors bestowed the female equivalent of knighthood in the United Kingdom, with the honorific...

  • Laura Nix's documentary Inventing Tomorrow begins like a police procedural: A young investigator snaps on rubber gloves and grimly assesses what could be a crime scene. In a way, it is -- two high school girls in Bangka, Indonesia, are...

  • Do You Trust This Computer? is a primer on the makings of our own demise, sounding the alarm that artificial intelligence and machine learning have reached a level of sophistication beyond the ken of their designers, and are now poised to...

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