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Fidel (DVD Review)   3 Sep, 2012

This release, which includes a 23-minute featurette (“Cuba and Fidel”) and lots of illuminating...More>>

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Film Unfinished, A (DVD Review)   5 Mar, 2011

Leave it to German verisimilitude nearly 70 years ago to one-up the current fascination for posting...More>>

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For All Mankind (Blu-ray Review)   8 Jul, 2009

Since documentaries about the moon landing are pretty commonplace nowadays, the new supplements are...More>>

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Foreign Parts (DVD Review)   23 Aug, 2012

Nestled in the shadow of the New York Mets’ stadium is a desolate world where the scrapyards meet...More>>

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Four Seasons Lodge (DVD Review)   19 Aug, 2010

A warm look at a group of Holocaust survivors who reunite every year.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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Frontline: Football High (DVD Review)   11 Jul, 2011

Broadly speaking, director Rachel Dretzin’s reportage deals with the ways in which successful...More>>

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Frontline: The Anthrax Files (DVD Review)   23 Jan, 2012

The material forming the basis for this documentary led to editorials calling for investigations...More>>

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Frontline: The Interrupters (Blu-ray Review)   5 Mar, 2012

As a subdivision of the Chicago Project for Violence Prevention, the central initiative profiled...More>>

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Frontline: The Man Who Knew (DVD Review)   7 Nov, 2011

Though you can obviously go other places beyond a “Frontline” documentary to take the...More>>

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Frozen Planet (Blu-ray Review)   6 Apr, 2012

The 'Planet Earth' team is back with 'Frozen Planet,' a spin-off of sorts that delves deeper into...More>>

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G-Dog (DVD Review)   26 May, 2013

Oscar award-winning director Freida Lee Mock interviews Father Greg and several of the people who...More>>

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Garden, The (DVD Review)   11 Aug, 2009

'The Garden' is an Oscar-nominated documentary feature by filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy about a...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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Girl & a Gun, A DVD Review   12 Oct, 2013

Director Cathryne Czubek wisely avoids the issue of gun control, focusing instead on seemingly...More>>

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Girl Model (DVD Review)   12 Jan, 2013

Making it in the world of modeling is akin to catching lightning in a bottle. (Prebook 1/15/13;...More>>

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Glickman (DVD Review)   3 Mar, 2014

This HBO documentary is a two-pronged affair that deals first with Marty Glickman’s own success...More>>

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God Loves Uganda (DVD Review)   21 May, 2014

Through interviews and hidden camera footage, 'God Loves Uganda' deftly reveals — in part, by...More>>

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Gods of Football: The Making of the 2009 Calendar (DVD Review)   8 May, 2009

Photographer and creative director Pedro Virgil takes viewers behind-the-scenes of a calendar shoot...More>>

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Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson (DVD Review)   9 Nov, 2008

Gonzo will most appeal to those already enthralled by Hunter S. Thompson’s wild writing and Terry...More>>

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