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.

Latest Stories

  • Director Derek Doneen opens hearts wide with his documentary The Price of Free, his tale of enslaved children working in factories in India. But he’ll also crush many of those hearts with the revelation that viewers are among the villains...

  • The ripoff 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 and...

  • 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...

  • Stuntman/poker player Erik Audé was 21 when he was detained at the Islamabad Airport in 2002 with 3-plus kilos of opium in his suitcase. What ensued was neatly described in the trailer for 1978’s Midnight Express: “He was a 20-year-old...

  • 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...

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