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Thursday, December 19 2013

The Passionate Objectivity of ‘Le joli mai’

The rare documentary that captures its subjects honestly while revealing the filmmakers' intentions with candor and humor, Le joli mai continues to charm and enlighten a half-century on.


Friday, September 13 2013

‘Salinger’ and the Hard Sell

The documentary Salinger does a decent job of filling in the blanks of the writer's already examined life. What it doesn't do is answer the most important question surrounding the scribe's life. Why?


Wednesday, July 31 2013

In Defense Of ... Netflix Being the Future of Television

After landing a gang of Emmy nominations, The Little Red Envelope That Could has established itself as a go-to place for quality original programming. The next step? World domination.


Monday, June 3 2013

‘Doin’ It In the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC’: Trash Talk and Poetry

The film captures the sheer joy and the sincere commitment players bring to the battle, their mutual appreciation and their deep understanding of history.


Thursday, May 23 2013

The Women Behind ‘The Throne’

Just what is it that is drawing these new female viewers to a show and genre that has historically been the realm of a largely male audience? It probably has something to do with fact that the women of Game of Thrones are some of the most powerful and dynamic female characters on television right now.


Friday, April 12 2013

‘This Ain’t California’: Skateboarding, Filmmaking, and Finding Freedom

In Alexanderplatz, the skate punks find the perfect place to stretch out and fly, to resist and have fun, they find "corners, edges, and smooth surfaces everywhere: it was fantastic."


Thursday, November 3 2011

The Quest to Understand Tribe

This is supposed to be a documentary, not a fan letter. So how about some balance? It's big picture time when it comes to telling the story of hip-hop.


Wednesday, November 2 2011

‘Maxwell Street Blues’ Is a Toe-Tapping Time Capsule

Viewing Maxwell Street Blues paradoxically stirs simultaneous emotions of melancholy and elation. Much like what happens when singing the blues.


Wednesday, October 19 2011

He Performs This Way: ‘Weird Al Yankovic: Live! - The Alpocalypse Tour’

"Weird Al" live is as great a concert spectacle as you will ever see. If for some reason you can't make it, this DVD will do nicely in its place.


Tuesday, October 11 2011

‘Bored to Death: The Complete Second Season’ Is Anything but Boring

Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson, and Zach Galifianakis share incredible chemistry as they struggle with success, failure, and substance abuse.


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