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Daphne Howland

 

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

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  • 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...

  • A movie hero is never just "normal," but either someone who's somehow exceptional or at least an everyday joe in exceptional circumstances. Yet in real life, an "exceptional" child is often bad news. There's illness, biology, behavior and...

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