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Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series Collector's Edition (Blu-ray Review)   23 Jan, 2017

We’re talking the historically transcendent Cubs-Indians here — seven games, two of them...More>>

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Best of Cinerama, The (Blu-ray Review)   19 Dec, 2016

For an assemblage whose reason for being at the time was mostly to fill a temporary dearth of...More>>

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Living in the Age of Airplanes (Blu-ray Review)   9 Dec, 2016

This engrossing documentary isn’t really about any particular type of airplane. Rather, it’s...More>>

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One Day Since Yesterday: Peter Bogdanovich and the Lost American Film (DVD Review)   14 Nov, 2016

An inside-baseball examination of the fallout from an almost unspeakable personal tragedy, 'One Day...More>>

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Hot Type: 150 Years of 'The Nation' (DVD Review)   24 Oct, 2016

Filmmaker Barbara Kopple’s portrait of spiritually old-school stalwarts laboring in the digital...More>>

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Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (Blu-ray Review)   6 Sep, 2016

Stig Bjorkman’s exceptional Ingrid Bergman documentary turns out to be the kind of...More>>

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Amateur Night at City Hall (DVD Review)   15 Aug, 2016

‘Amateur Night at City Hall,’ whose major drawback is that it was perhaps made too soon, is a...More>>

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OUTATIME: Saving the DeLorean Time Machine (Blu-ray Review)   3 Aug, 2016

Director Steve Concotelli’s 'OUTATIME' is a terrific look at the relationship that can grow...More>>

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9 Months That Made You (DVD Review)   2 Aug, 2016

Those who remember the Emmy-winning “Nova” documentary 'The Miracle of Life' from the 1980s...More>>

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Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood (DVD Review)   13 Jun, 2016

The arguable high point of this two-hour history from filmmaker Karen Thomas shows just how many of...More>>

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Journey to Space (3D Blu-ray Review)   6 May, 2016

Running 45 minutes, 'Journey to Space' is a fun primer for space enthusiasts on the current state...More>>

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Jackie Robinson (Blu-ray Review)   25 Apr, 2016

It’s a challenge to think of anyone who’d be more appropriate to receive the Ken Burns...More>>

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Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates, The (Blu-ray Review)   11 Apr, 2016

The four JFK-oriented documentaries here are 'Primary,' 'Adventures on the New Frontier,' 'Crisis'...More>>

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Nelson Algren: The End Is Nothing, the Road Is All (DVD Review)   21 Mar, 2016

Three directors are credited to this documentary about author Nelson Algren, which, though filmed...More>>

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All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (Blu-ray Review)   8 Feb, 2016

Colin Hanks (son of Tom) must have taken on Tower’s story as a screen project out of love because...More>>

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American Masters: Althea (DVD Review)   28 Dec, 2015

Rex Miller’s PBS Althea Gibson documentary unearths a goodly amount of archival footage, and...More>>

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Top Spin (DVD Review)   9 Dec, 2015

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Best of Enemies (Blu-ray Review)   30 Nov, 2015

This super-crisp documentary by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon chronicles how a Hail Mary pass by...More>>

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Civil War, The: A Film by Ken Burns — 25th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray Review)   9 Oct, 2015

Aside from the technological upgrade and the preservation aspects, there isn’t much that a...More>>

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Emperor of the North (Blu-ray Review)   5 Oct, 2015

Though ultimately not up to its frequent high points, Robert Aldrich’s nothing if not peppy...More>>

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