Neglected to write anything when I watched this three months ago, for some reason*. It belongs to what has become far and away my favorite historical-documentary mode: present tense only, allowing copious archival footage to let events unfold as if they were happening right now, without efforts at contextualization that would be much more effective in written form. Unfortunately, the drawback to this approach here is that MOVE doesn't get much of a coherent voice, just because the necessary archival material doesn't apparently exist; judging from this film alone, its members were nutcases through and through, and I'm skeptical about the accuracy of that portrait. Still, a couple of former members, in their blistering testimony at the hearing, manage to be critical of MOVE (they did, after all, leave) while simultaneously ripping Philadelphia a new one, and that seems fundamentally correct.
* Oh, right: It was because my computer's hard drive died and took several days to be replaced.