Truth and Movies

Films directed by Kevin Macdonald

The Mauritanian

By David Jenkins

Kevin Macdonald’s based-on-a-true-story Guantanamo Bay drama too often loses its dramatic footing.


Life in a Day 2020

By Leila Latif

Kevin Macdonald updates his crowdsourced 2010 documentary to give a glimpse of life on Earth in the age of Covid.



By David Jenkins

This reveal-all documentary about the late pop icon Whitney Huston from director Kevin Macdonald makes for compelling viewing.


Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang

By Adam Woodward

China’s foremost proponent of large-scale pyrotechnics is the star of this engaging documentary from Kevin Macdonald.


Black Sea

By David Jenkins

This old-school, undersea chiller starring Jude Law offers a sophisticated and moving exploration into the evils of greed.


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