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‘Knock Down the House’ puts AOC’s stunning victory in larger context

By providing a ground-floor seat to the start of the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez phenomenon, “Knock Down the House” feels like an extended window into a moment in history. That fortuitous twist, however, risks overshadowing the documentary’s larger message, which essentially serves as a rallying cry to brave elected politics, emphasizing that AOC is the notable exception, not the rule.

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