Ernest Hardy

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  • With Citizenfour's recent Academy Award win for Best Documentary, and net neutrality still being fought over in Washington despite the FCC's ruling, the time is ripe for a film about hackers working for the good of mankind against shady...

  • A chilling, timely, often darkly and unexpectedly humorous look at one man's brutal experiences in the American prison system, documentary The Mind of Mark DeFriest is the adage "truth is stranger than fiction" writ large. If it were a...

  • There are nine queer shorts in the anthology Remarkable Shades of Gay, all of them directed (and almost all either written or co-written) by William Branden Blinn. To a clip, they are simultaneously dated and in sync with this tapioca...

  • Much of the information director Sonia Barrett puts forth in her documentary The Business of Disease is common sense, though — as one interview subject notes — not necessarily common knowledge. The core of this exposé is...

  • There's an extraordinary old news clip in director Nicolas Rossier's documentary The Other Man: The wife of F.W. de Klerk, former president of South Africa, is shown at a public function with her husband. While he presses the flesh with...

  • 30 days ago | Film and TV

    The Pan African Film Festival has long been one of L.A.'s most important festivals, showcasing films from the African diaspora that other fests ignore or shortchange. This year, however, the festival has a heightened relevance, as a new generation...