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Woody Herman: Blue Flame — Portrait of a Jazz Legend (DVD Review)   19 Nov, 2012

This new Woody Herman portrait (which runs about an hour and 50 minutes) follows a template using a...More>>

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What Happened to Kerouac? (DVD Review)   18 Nov, 2012

This documentary paints an intimate portrait of American novelist and poet Jack Kerouac, the poster...More>>

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We Can’t Go Home Again (DVD Review)   14 Nov, 2012

The 1976 film was made with students and Nicholas Ray at the helm. The result is like a car crash...More>>

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Queen of Versailles, The (Blu-ray Review)   12 Nov, 2012

In most ways other than nutritional or those involving overall taste and judgment, the...More>>

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Ken Burns Turns to 'Dust'   9 Nov, 2012

Director Ken Burns' four-hour documentary 'The Dust Bowl' airs in two parts on PBS Nov. 18 and 19...More>>

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Neil Young Journeys (Blu-ray Review)   5 Nov, 2012

These are predominantly tight close-ups of a professional doing his job, which means this is a...More>>

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This Is Cinerama (Blu-ray Review)   15 Oct, 2012

For all the printer’s ink they generated from their mammoth annual box office tallies throughout...More>>

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Yoga Is: A Transformational Journey (DVD Review)   14 Oct, 2012

Yoga is much more than a fitness regimen. There’s a deep spiritual aspect to it that brings...More>>

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Pink Ribbons, Inc. (DVD Review)   23 Sep, 2012

'Pink Ribbons, Inc.' is an honest, arresting look at the cause marketing campaigns for breast...More>>

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Ballplayer: Pelotero (DVD Review)   4 Sep, 2012

The documentary, narrated by John Leguizamo and executive produced by Bobby Valentine, gives a...More>>

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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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Ric Burns Reflects on 'Death and the Civil War'   31 Aug, 2012

The treatment of the dead of the Civil War is explored in a two-hour segment of PBS’s “American...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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Marley (Blu-ray Review)   5 Aug, 2012

The documentary 'Marley' looks at the musical and cultural icon through the accounts of Bob...More>>

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Marilyn in Manhattan (Web Review)   25 Jul, 2012

Marilyn Monroe is most often thought of as a sex symbol, not a respected actress or a...More>>

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Never Stand Still: Dancing at Jacob’s Pillow (DVD Review)   15 Jul, 2012

'Never Stand Still' is a 74-minute masterpiece, part history lesson, part performance art about the...More>>

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Spurlock Turns Cameras on Comic-Con   11 Jul, 2012

For director Morgan Spurlock, the pop culture phenomenon known as San Diego Comic-Con International...More>>

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Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies (DVD Review)   9 Jul, 2012

The bountiful audio-track interviews of Mary Pickford partly make up for this documentary’s...More>>

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Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope (DVD Review)   6 Jul, 2012

Morgan Spurlock’s documentary emerges as a celebration of the spirit of San Diego Comic-Con...More>>

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Jiro Dreams of Sushi (DVD Review)   23 Jun, 2012

Besides making your mouth water, this film provides a small peek into Japanese culture, the fishing...More>>

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