“Charm City” review on CityLab

Check out the Atlantic’s CityLab for my latest review of Charm City, a new documentary by Marilyn Ness set on the streets of Baltimore.

Thus, while the film is full of the clich├ęs and conventions of both police procedurals and “poverty-porn,” the overall experience is refreshingly new. Viewers are neither titillated nor terrorized, but are instead invited to take their time and actually experience these places and interactions, reflecting on how they are lived and felt by the people in the documentary….


See CityLab for the full review.