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‘Whatever Happened to Pink Floyd?’ Is a Good Documentary, but Whatever Happened to the DVD?

This is a solid documentary that does a good job of exhaustively covering its main topic. It's a shame, though, that the DVD doesn't include more bonus features, especially the promised but non-existent extended interviews.

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‘Kings of Pastry’ Is Certainly Drool-worthy, but It Leaves You Wanting More

This documentary might make you run to your nearest bakery, because although it provides little more than satisfying food porn, that’s enough to make it worth watching.

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‘Restrepo’ Airing on National Geographic Channel Tonight

The Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo airs on National Geographic Channel at 8pm ET, 2 February.

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A Giant Shadow: The Continuing Influence of Akira Kurosawa on World Cinema

Today it is impossible to imagine a world without the films of Akira Kurosawa. He is easily regarded as one of the very greatest directors in the history of film, having made a host of first tier masterpieces.

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‘You Really Got Me’ Really, Really Got to Me

This utterly abominable hatchet job makes an unforgivable hash of one of the great bands of the British Invasion.

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14 Jun 2010 // 10:00 PM

‘Collapse’: The End Is Near

Frightening us with a nastier, more direct approach than Al Gore or Michael Moore, Ruppert makes no excuses for his bleak take on today's world.

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Life: A Simple Story About Sex and Food

Sumptuously filmed, gorgeously executed, and groundbreaking in technique and motivation, Life must be one of the great film accomplishments of the decade.

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2 Jun 2010 // 7:30 AM

The humble pixel, millions of which we see everyday and take for granted, finally gets it’s due in the form of a fascinating short

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‘To Have & To Hold’ Celebrates the Love of All Things Vinyl… As in Records

A little less than a year ago, PopMatters columnist Rob Horning eloquently revisited “the listening conditions of (his) 11-year-old self” in a piece that celebrated

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American Experience: Roads to Memphis

Roads to Memphis remains focused firmly on the past, on laying out just how James Earl Ray came to the same place as Martin Luther King on 4 April 1968.

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Rediscovered Proto-Punk Band Death the Subject of a New Documentary

It was perhaps one of the single greatest music-related stories of the past year. In a nutshell, the story of Death includes a family punk

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Well, this is quite strange. There’s an inarguable baby zeitgeist happening right now for some reason. Celebrity birthing speculations are one of the few

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Dublab Presents Secondhand Sureshots (trailer / podcast)

For a truly geeked-out experiment that Dublab has deemed Secondhand Sureshots, two filmmakers followed producers J-Rocc, Daedelus, Nobody, and Ras G on a thrift store

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Arg! And here I was just sifting through the current news, looking for health care coverage, but got assaulted with this crap in the headlines.

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25 Mar 2010 // 9:59 PM

Muse: Under Review

Thanks to the involvement of key insiders like former manager Safta Jaffrey and producer John Leckie, this documentary is better than most, favoring historical information over speculative posturing.

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Meshell Ndegeocello: The Sexiest Speaking Voice Alive

Some people might think that linking the inherently profound nature of Meshell Ndegeocello’s music to her sexuality is profane, but I think the link

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LOS ANGELES — Few things are more prickly and complicated than the relationships between sons and fathers. Just ask Michael Douglas, who spent many troubled years

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When more folks today seem interested in protecting their anonymity online, and are even concerned with the death of a social networking account following an

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Portrait of the Artist…and Their Family

I’d rather hear superstars admit to egos gone wild than insist they uphold “family first” values if family first is not a reality for them.

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Victim’s Gay Hero and Modern Marvels of Social Change

No, gays won’t have to march- there are plenty more ways for heroes to come out to battle. What if lynching had gone viral? Remember that Dr. King had no iPhone, hence the distance between Montgomery and Atlanta was enormous, but dwarfed by now the Internet (not to mention I-85).

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"True Detective, Season 2, Episode 3: Where does the kitsch end and the surreal begin?

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