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Blank City (Blu-ray Review)   18 Feb, 2012

During the 1970s and ’80s an artistic movement known as No Wave was born in New York’s Lower...More>>

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I Ain’t Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac (DVD Review)   16 Feb, 2012

'I Ain’t Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac' is a compilation of video footage and memories...More>>

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Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story (DVD Review)   13 Feb, 2012

Competitive 'Monopoly' gets its day in a portrait that’s more interesting around the edges (the...More>>

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Battlefield Detectives (DVD Review)   11 Feb, 2012

The 2003-06 History Channel series “Battlefield Detectives” sorts out fact from the legend by...More>>

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Project Nim (DVD Review)   6 Feb, 2012

James Marsh’s new documentary makes it clear that Nim Chimpsky didn’t relish his time in the...More>>

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Elephant in the Living Room, The (Blu-ray Review)   5 Feb, 2012

Director Mike Webber’s engrossing, thought-provoking and, in some cases, heart-wrenching...More>>

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Other F Word, The (DVD Review)   2 Feb, 2012

'The Other F Word' is a great piece of So. Cal punk music history, an interesting peek at the life...More>>

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Thunder Soul (DVD Review)   31 Jan, 2012

'Thunder Soul' paints a sentimental, nostalgic picture of an everyday hero, who both directly and...More>>

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Revenge of the Electric Car (DVD Review)   30 Jan, 2012

Director/co-writer Chris Paine’s sequel to his 2006 film 'Who Killed the Electric Car?' exists in...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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Elvis Found Alive (DVD Review)   22 Jan, 2012

The idea that Elvis Presley is still alive is one of the more fascinating aspects of his legacy,...More>>

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5,6,7,8 (DVD Review)   19 Jan, 2012

'5,6,7,8' is your standard documentary about a small-down dance company and the young ladies who...More>>

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Hellstrom Chronicle, The (Blu-ray Review)   16 Jan, 2012

Producer David Wolper’s rather astonishing documentary Oscar-winner comes close to being what...More>>

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Nova: Finding Life Beyond Earth (Blu-ray Review)   14 Jan, 2012

Given man’s fascination with pondering “Are we alone?”, there certainly is no shortage of...More>>

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Jane’s Journey (DVD Review)   20 Dec, 2011

A riveting documentary ideal for any animal lover or tree hugger, Jane’s Journey is an eye-opener...More>>

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Titanic Disaster, The (DVD Review)   14 Dec, 2011

This earnest effort combines archival photos, film and interviews with experts to give viewers as...More>>

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PBS Offers ‘Jobs’ Profile   12 Dec, 2011

PBS Distribution Dec. 13 releases 'Steve Jobs: One Last Thing' on DVD at $24.99. More>>

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ESPN Films Collection Vol. 1 (DVD Review)   7 Dec, 2011

The collection represents the first batch of films that didn’t make it into ESPN’s “30 for...More>>

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Tabloid (DVD Review)   28 Nov, 2011

The entirety of 'Tabloid' is in the great tradition of my favorite twisted moments from nonfiction...More>>

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How the States Got Their Shapes: Season One (DVD Review)   26 Nov, 2011

The map of America tells a story as rich as any textbook, if you know where to look. The reason why...More>>

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