Blunt and poetic has always been Errol Morris’ strongest suit, and American Dharma is no exception. This time, the man before Morris is Steve Bannon, the architect behind Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, and, at one time, the most hated and feared man in America.

Bannon describes himself as an “apocalyptic nationalist,” and you don’t have to listen long to believe it. You may think you know Bannon, and what he represents, but with American Dharma, Morris proves that what you know is barely the tip of the iceberg. Want to know how we got here? How popular culture was perverted and manipulated? How fear became commodity and anger promised freedom? Then gird yourself, America Dharma has some answers, but also bottomless questions. Now streaming on Kanopy.

The above blurb first appeared in the pages of Boulder Weekly Vol. 27, No. 11, “The show must go on.”