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Bad Blood: A Cautionary Tale (DVD Review)   27 Jun, 2011

The lines of personal and clinical filmmaking intersect to maximum power in a landmark story of how...More>>

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BLAST! (DVD Review)   24 Jun, 2011

Filmmaker Paul Devlin’s latest documentary, 'BLAST!,' chronicles a team of scientists trying to...More>>

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Orgasm Inc. (DVD Review)   20 Jun, 2011

Documentary filmmaker Liz Canner casts a wary eye on scientific attempts to develop a kind of...More>>

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When It Was a Game: The Complete Collection (Blu-ray Review)    13 Jun, 2011

Originally aired over a decade as three separate hour-long documentaries, the shows are packed with...More>>

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Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno (DVD Review)   6 Jun, 2011

'Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno' is definitely special for sure with its almost foolproof...More>>

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Bhutto (DVD Review)   26 May, 2011

If ‘Bhutto’ doesn’t quite feel rounded, it is compelling all the way — and it would be even...More>>

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ESPN Films '30 for 30' Gift Set Vol. 2 (DVD Review)   14 May, 2011

If anything, ESPN’s series of “30 for 30” documentaries have proven invaluable in...More>>

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Freedom Riders (DVD Review)   8 May, 2011

This installment in PBS’ “American Experience” series details the 1961 Freedom Rides, which...More>>

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Julian Assange: Modern Day Hero? — Inside the World of Wikileaks (DVD Review)   30 Apr, 2011

The program isn’t as much a documentary as it is a database of Julian Assange footage, divided...More>>

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American Experience: Stonewall Uprising (DVD Review)   25 Apr, 2011

Though the folkloric reaction to 1969’s famed NYPD’s Stonewall Inn bust has often been termed...More>>

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Stan Kenton: Artistry in Rhythm — Portrait of a Jazz Legend (DVD Review)   25 Apr, 2011

Not surprisingly and perhaps unavoidably, this is predominantly a talking-heads treatment with...More>>

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Human Planet (Blu-ray Review)   22 Apr, 2011

'Human Planet,' the latest natural history documentary from the BBC Earth unit, takes viewers on a...More>>

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William & Kate: The Royal Romance (DVD Review)   20 Apr, 2011

'The Royal Romance' — timed to arrive just in time for the April 29 wedding — is touted as an...More>>

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Earth From Above (Blu-ray Review)   12 Apr, 2011

The slick packaging evokes memories of Planet Earth, promising sweeping landscape panoramas and a...More>>

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Highwater (Blu-ray Review)   5 Apr, 2011

One need not look further than Hawaii to find the surf haven of the world. And writer-director Dana...More>>

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Times of Harvey Milk, The (Blu-ray Review)   28 Mar, 2011

Rob Epstein’s Oscar-winning documentary is one of the great films of the ‘80s.More>>

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Brilliant Moon (DVD Review)   22 Mar, 2011

Whether you have an understanding of Buddhism or not, 'Brilliant Moon' is a wonderful biographical...More>>

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Inside Job (Blu-ray Review)   21 Mar, 2011

'Inside Job' chronicles the 2008 global meltdown of the economy and the seeds of the mess we’re...More>>

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Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould (Blu-ray Review)   21 Mar, 2011

The only drawback to this consistent grabber on a mesmerizing subject is the title. It’s likely...More>>

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Windmill Movie, The (DVD Review)   16 Mar, 2011

Director Alexander Olch’s enthralling “autobiography-by-proxy” of documentarian Richard P....More>>

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