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Run Time: 1:26
U.S. Home Release Date: 2020-04-12
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Documentary
Director: Godfrey Reggio
Cast:

While it’s easy to dismiss "Koyaanisqatsi" on the basis of its simplistic message, the amazing visuals are worth seeing on their own merit.

Run Time: 2:46
U.S. Home Release Date: 2020-03-29
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence)
Genre: Documentary
Director: Joshua Oppenheimer
Cast: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto

The movie does many things - some are wrenching, some pose unanswerable existential questions, and some make one wonder whether the film should exist in the first place.

Run Time: 2:30
U.S. Release Date: 2019-11-27
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Documentary
Director: Michael Apted
Cast:

Provokes self-reflection in a way that few other movies can and is destined to be remembered long after those who have made it and appeared in it are no longer around.

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2019-05-03
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Sexual Content, Profanity)
Genre: Documentary
Director: Ryan White
Cast: Ruth Westheimer

Because the movie never loses its focus and allows Ruth Westheimer’s charisma to remain front-and-center, this is an effective and sometimes surprising mini-biography.

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2018-10-19
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Profanity)
Genre: Documentary
Director: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Cast: Alex Honnold, Sanni McCandless, Jimmy Chin, ...

Plays out with as much (or more) suspense than any conventional thriller as the cameras capture every step of the treacherous ascent.

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2018-09-28
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Documentary
Director: Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster
Cast: Jack Andraka, Myllena Braz de Silva, Ivo Zell, ...

For those who appreciate documentaries of this sort, it’s a reasonable candidate for theatrical viewing.

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Release Date: 2018-09-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Documentary
Director: Michael Moore
Cast: Michael Moore, Donald Trump, David Hogg, ...

While there are a few moments in the movie that can be said to be Moore at his best, the production as a whole may be Moore at his worst.

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2018-06-08
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: Documentary
Director: Morgan Neville
Cast: Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, Francois Scarborough Clemmons, ...

Functions as a time machine to take the viewer back to the days of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” while re-introducing the man who functioned as a friend/mentor/father-figure.

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Release Date: 2018-05-04
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Documentary
Director: Julie Cohen, Betsy West
Cast: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

While hard to describe as anything short of a hagiography, it contains a share of important historical information.

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2018-03-30
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama/Documentary
Director: Al Pacino
Cast: Al Pacino, Jessica Chastain, Kevin Anderson, ...

"Wilde Salome" falls into the category of an “interesting failure”; the experience is a mixed bag likely successful only for those who enjoy cinematic experiments.