Half a decade ago, the ascendance of the alt-right was about as plausible as the election of Donald Trump
, and we all know how that worked out. Like the 2016 election, director Daniel Lombroso
’s provocative alt-right portrait “White Noise
” isn’t all that surprising, but that doesn’t lessen the terror within. In capturing the racist trifecta of alt-right pundits Mike Cernovich
, Laura Southern, and Richard Spencer
, the documentary shows how they became emboldened by celebrity stature, and comes so close to letting them run the show it risks trumpeting their cause. Fortunately, it doesn’t take the most discerning bullshit detector to realize that “White Noise” has been engineered to expose a fundamental danger to whatever moral fabric America has left.
However, for the lucky few who somehow avoided any of this movie’s subjects and their small armies of white nationalist devotees, “White Noise
” provides a handy primer