Over-saturation has certainly helped Julian T. Pinder and Adam Levins’ faux-doc Population Zero. Horror thrillers have overplayed the mockumentary/found footage sub-genre, which is why this serious dramatization of an elaborate conspiracy theory is a breath of fresh air right out of the gate.
No Men Beyond This Point is a Canadian comedy that isn’t constantly funny as it is consistently clever.
Faux-doc American Hero takes place in New Orleans, a city still overcoming its devastation post-Katrina. It’s in this state of recovery where a local named Melvin and his telekinetic powers find a meaning. He’s a persuasive street magician to those who need something to believe in and a wild partier to his compadres, but a disappointment to the ones he loves.