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Larry Flynt: The Right to be Left Alone

Larry Flynt means to offend. He also means to gain attention, make money, and, in his way, tell truth.

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POV: Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music

With his life and career in one of their several turnarounds, Cash is here an ideal documentary subject, self-aware, passionate, and glad to take the crew along on a tour of places and people that matter to him,

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Wide Angle: 18 With a Bullet

Again and again, 18 With a Bullet reinforces this idea, that the rules are all important.

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4 Aug 2008 // 4:11 AM

Baghdad High

If Baghdad High's verité is not exactly hands-off, it is respectful of the kids' own concerns.

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4 Aug 2008 // 4:00 AM

Eureka

Eureka presents a different world, one that creates the technology that allows most other sci-fi worlds to exist.

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29 Jul 2008 // 3:00 AM

POV: Campaign (Senkyo)

Kazuhiro Soda's excellent Campaign (Senkyo) is an "observational documentary," quiet and acute.

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29 Jul 2008 // 2:00 AM

Wide Angle: Lord’s Children

Startling and strangely poetic, Lord's Children focuses on three young victims' efforts to recover from their years with Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda.

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28 Jul 2008 // 1:00 AM

The Recruiter

In The Recruiter, Staff Sergeant Clay Usie says he doesn't have a "pitch." Instead, he asserts, "I go out and look for patriots."

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21 Jul 2008 // 11:00 PM

Wide Angle: The Burning Season

Airing as part of PBS' Wide Angle, The Burning Season examines the complex relationship among Indonesian farmers, global corporate entities, and earth's future.

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21 Jul 2008 // 11:00 PM

POV: 9 Star Hotel

The possibility of panicky flight hangs over Ido Haar's affecting documentary, 9 Star Hotel.

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Heidi Fleiss: The Would-Be Madam of Crystal

Heidi Fleiss: The Would-Be Madam of Crystal is not the documentary you might expect.

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20 Jul 2008 // 11:00 PM

The Closer

In The Closer, Kyra Sedgwick's Brenda Johnson often walks a fine line between complex and irritating.

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16 Jul 2008 // 2:26 AM

Saving Grace

In the second season premiere of TNT's Saving Grace, Grace's pursuit of drama took forms that were both overt and effectively repressed.

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15 Jul 2008 // 2:30 AM

The Cleaner: Series Premiere

The first episode of The Cleaner takes its self-appointed contextualizing very seriously.

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15 Jul 2008 // 2:10 AM

POV: The Last Conquistador

Methodically and cleverly, The Last Conquistador follows the controversy surrounding El Paso's commmisioned statue of Don Juan de Oñate.

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14 Jul 2008 // 2:48 AM

China’s Stolen Children

For his remarkable documentary, filmmaker Jezza Neumann spent three and half months posing as a tourist in order to obtain undercover footage of victims, traffickers, and buyers.

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11 Jul 2008 // 9:52 AM

Generation Kill

The start of HBO's Generation Kill lays out some essential points of focus: the Kuwaiti desert is hot, the firepower is awesome, and the kids in U.S. uniforms are exactly that: kids.

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10 Jul 2008 // 2:00 AM

Flashpoint

Flashpoint is not about the crisis per se, it's not about possible terrorism or even about a crazed individual. Instead, it's about aftermath.

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POV: The Ballad of Esequiel Hernández

Much like the corrido that opens it, The Ballad of Esequiel Hernández means to remember Esequiel and the circumstances of his murder.

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The Art of Failure: Chuck Connelly Not for Sale

Chuck Connelly's story, as recounted in The Art of Failure: Chuck Connelly Not for Sale, is at once fragmented, exasperating, and weirdly predictable.

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