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Hey Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird (DVD Review)   25 Jul, 2011

Writer-director Mary Murphy’s appreciation of all things 'Mockingbird' has to be the most...More>>

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White Wash (DVD Review)   25 Sep, 2011

The documentary 'White Wash' illuminates the struggles blacks endured during the slavery and...More>>

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Managing Menopause Naturally: What Every Woman Needs to Know (DVD Review)   20 Sep, 2011

The documentary looks at menopause in an accepting way, celebrating it as a rite of passage rather...More>>

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Circo (DVD Review)   15 Sep, 2011

Documentary 'Circo' captures a family at a crossroads. This family also happens to run a circus,...More>>

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Bill Cunningham New York (DVD Review)   12 Sep, 2011

As tough as it must be fashioning fictional movies that deal with so-called lovable eccentrics who...More>>

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Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop (Blu-ray Review)   7 Sep, 2011

What we have here is a portrait of a man who yearns for the cheers of the crowd, and will do...More>>

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American Family: Anniversary Edition, An (DVD Review)   5 Sep, 2011

By far the biggest wavemaker PBS had ever had up to that time (if not still), 1973’s 'An American...More>>

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Battle for Marjah, The (Blu-ray Review)   1 Sep, 2011

The HBO documentary 'The Battle for Marjah' depicts the February 2010 mission to push entrenched...More>>

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Cameraman: The Life & Work of Jack Cardiff (Blu-ray Review)   22 Aug, 2011

It’s almost inconceivable that anyone could ever demur from the widely held assertion that Jack...More>>

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King George VI: The Man Behind The King’s Speech (DVD Review)   20 Aug, 2011

This companion to Oscar-winner 'The King's Speech' is a nicely assembled compilation of pundit...More>>

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Remembering 9/11 (DVD Review)   16 Aug, 2011

'Remembering 9/11' is hardly one of the more groundbreaking documentaries in that regard, but...More>>

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Exporting Raymond (Blu-ray Review)   26 Jul, 2011

Countless American television shows have enjoyed success overseas, after a little bit of tweaking,...More>>

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Death of Andy Kaufman, The (DVD Review)   24 Jul, 2011

Fascination over the career of Andy Kaufman has barely waned in the decades since his untimely...More>>

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Dumbstruck (DVD Review)   23 Jul, 2011

A study of ventriloquism, 'Dumbstruck' works not because of its subject, but its people.More>>

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Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune (DVD Review)   18 Jul, 2011

The shadow of Bob Dylan hangs over this portrait some, just as it hung over Phil Ochs’ career (a...More>>

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POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (Blu-ray Review)   17 Jul, 2011

The product placement within the movie about product placement make 'The Greatest Movie Ever Sold'...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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Sound of Insects, The (DVD Review)   10 Jul, 2011

In numbing docu-drama 'The Sound of Insects,' Swiss director Peter Liechti presents a story arc...More>>

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Looking for Sophia (DVD Review)   5 Jul, 2011

'Looking for Sophia' is engaging, as it explores Sophia Loren’s philosophy on life as well as her...More>>

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Making of the President: The 1960s, The (DVD Review)   4 Jul, 2011

If the three TV documentaries respectively spun off from Theodore H. White’s political...More>>

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