The Best Documentary Oscar Forgot: ‘Terror’s Advocate’

And you thought the Roger Clemens hearings were tense: Barbet Schroeder’s rabbit-hole dive into the world of ego-tripping war-criminal defender Jacques Vergès is a dizzying portrait of the lawyer as a heretical hero. From Algiers to Israel, Nazi Germany to Colombia, this film tracks Vergès and his dizzying rhetoric from one conflagration to the next. He’s the Forrest Gump of terror.

Terror’s Advocate

Magnolia Home Entertainment

Out Feb. 19