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Netflix’s “The Edge of Democracy” – Not Just For Beginners

June 26, 2019

The Brazil of the 2010s is a six-hundred-and-thirty-three-act Greek tragedy with plot twists so insanely complicated that it’s hard to even find a common language to discuss it. “Impeachment” or “coup”? #LulaStayInJail or #LulaPoliticalPrisoner? The Edge of Democracy, the new Netflix documentary by Petra Costa, deals with this by picking a side  the left  and (mostly) sticking with it. Despite the resulting biases and omissions, it is one of the best-produced,...

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