Documentary

To be Takei (2014)

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To be Takei (2014)

George Takei probably has more of a presence social media than anyone else his age. At 77, he has become a ubiquitous fixture of both Facebook and Twitter so much so that he is probably more prolific and well-known now than he was in the 40 years that he spent being billed fifth in his […]

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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America: Imagine the World Without Her (2014)

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America: Imagine the World Without Her (2014)

Dinesh D’Souza’s new documentary America: Imagine the World Without Her asks an extraordinary question: What would the world be like if America never existed? The opening scenes of the movie feature an alternate history scenario with George Washington at the Battle of Brandywine being shot off the back of his horse by a sniper. The […]

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Life Itself (2014)

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Life Itself (2014)

For those of us who write about film – spurred for this critic by a passion for the medium that oozes from my very pores – Roger Ebert was our great mentor, a poetic grandfatherly figure who seemed to simplify the art of simply being honest. For 46 years, Ebert wrote about movies in a […]

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Losing LeBron (2013)

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Losing LeBron (2013)

The most quietly telling image in the documentary “Losing LeBron” is a Nike ad featuring LeBron James with his arms outstretched and his eyes cast upwards to Heaven.  Over his head is written the slogan “We Are All Witnesses.”  It is a Christ-like pose that speaks volumes to his importance to the town Cleveland, Ohio […]

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Too Sane for This World (2014)

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Too Sane for This World (2014)

I am sort of ashamed to admit that my mental image of autism runs immediately to Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man.  I have, for many years, assumed that most or all autistic people talk and act like Raymond Babbit.  I have a feeling, I’m not alone.  What I’ve been able to learn in the 25 […]

| May 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Cutie and the Boxer (2013)

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Cutie and the Boxer (2013)

Whenever I hear that a couple has been married for a long time, say 40 or 50 or even 60 years, my mind tries to consider how such a thing is possible.  What keeps people together?  How do they manage a marriage that takes up 80% of their lives?  How do you settle with another […]

| January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Stories We Tell (2012)

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Stories We Tell (2012)

Even the loneliest man who ever lived had a mother and a father.  No matter how superfluous he may have been in later life, he was born somewhere and meant something to someone.  That’s the great truth of humanity.  We all come from the same space; we all come from the same reproductive process.  We […]

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Room 237 (2012)

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Room 237 (2012)

Is Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror classic The Shining really about the holocaust?  How does it figure in the genocide of the Native Americans?  Can it be used to prove that the moon landing was a hoax?  It may sound ridiculous that one fade-in shot of Jack Nicholson’s hairline suggests Hitler’s mustache, but try telling that […]

| November 21, 2012 | 0 Comments
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