Will Kronzer’s review published on Letterboxd:
“We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and to the future.”
LA 92 is a truly harrowing piece of film, and a prime example of the power that documentary filmmaking can hold. There’s no post-reflective interviews here, no talking heads here. The story is told 100% through raw footage, and the result is a film that instantly establishes a mood of unrest, and chaos, so masterful in its immersion.
History shall repeat itself, until the lesson is learned. From 1965, to 1992, now to 2020. Let this be the time the lesson will finally be learned.