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‘Take Me to the River’, Please

This promising documentary about the past and future of Memphis and the Mississippi Delta music scene is overcrowded with too many captains who steer the boat aground.

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Is It Always Better to Think Things Through Twice?

Columnist Stanley Fish's collection of works has readers reconsidering how they form their opinions.

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‘No Más Bebés’: Sterilized Without Consent

As the struggle for reproductive rights continues, we might look back on history in order to understand the consequences of denying women sovereignty over their own bodies.

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Sundance 2016: ‘Wild’ + ‘Author: The JT LeRoy Story’

Two films at the Sundance Film Festival -- Wild and Author: The JT LeRoy Story -- challenge familiar categories.

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It’s the Kicker’s Fault, as Always, in ‘Four Falls of Buffalo’

Four Falls of Buffalo shows how misfortune brings some communities "closer together" even as it also breaks others open.

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Bob Dylan Deserves Another Look Back

D.A. Pennebaker's Dylan documentary, Dont Look Back, still feels amazingly fresh and experimental.

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Sundance 2016: Director of ESPN’s ‘O.J.: Made in America’ Finds New Ground on Simpson

Although it features a very compelling figure, the most fascinating character in O.J.: Made in America isn’t the former football star; it’s us.

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An Impressive Look at the Evolution of the British TV Documentary

Most of the films in Visions of Change: Volume 1 - BBC 1951-1967 consists of writerly texts that challenge viewers to conceive of their meaning in new and unexpected ways.

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‘Chuck Norris vs. Communism’ and the End of Television

Unable to find food to eat, working long hours for precious little compensation, living in cramped, cold quarters, Romanians sought hope in "video nights".

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‘Dreams Rewired’ Provides a Poetic Gloss on a Well-known Story

Dreams Rewired isn't in the business of recovery or even analysis. Instead, it gestures, it implies, it signifies.

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‘Heroin: Cape Cod, USA’: Systems of Addiction

Pain is costly, and treating it, profitable; Heroin: Cape Cod, USA reveals that 80% of heroin users start with prescription painkillers.

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5 Jan 2016 // 10:02 AM

‘Making a Murderer’ Sets a High Bar For True Crime Documentary

With its densely woven narrative and unobtrusive style, Making a Murderer is a groundbreaking work with far-reaching implications.

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‘LEGO Star Wars’ Is a Photographic Wonderland

Vesa Lehtimäki's collection of photographs featuring LEGO toys in inventive situations is an inspiring and innovative collection.

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Humor’s No Joke in ‘Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists’

A new documentary about the New Yorker cartoons shows the pains taken to be funny.

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‘He Named Me Malala’ Will Make You Feel Good, But It Won’t Make You Think

Director Davis Guggenheim has a great subject and powerful, but his film believes that this young woman's greatest moment comes in the form of a prize.

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‘Drawing Blood’ and Doing Violence to Clichés

When Molly Crabapple stares down danger and corruption, and when she investigates the long reach of terror and greed, she succeeds.

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Climb the Highest Mountain: ‘The Epic of Everest’

This silent documentary still looks (and sounds) great.

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‘Crocodile Gennadyi’: A Ukrainian Pastor’s Mission

Even if his methods to save street kids aren't exactly legal, no one can argue with Gennadyi's rousing effectiveness a performer.

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Making Movies to Survive in ‘The Wolfpack’

The Wolfpack is less about the power of movie consumption and more about the power of movie creation.

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Frank Sinatra Was a Strange Cat

For many, Frank Sinatra is a caricature of a bygone era, a static character whose legacy commanded more respect than his work. That's only part of the story-- and so is this.

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How Röyksopp's 'Melody A.M.' Brought Electronica Into the Mainstream

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"With their debut, the Norwegian duo essentially provided the everyman's guide to electronic music.

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