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2012: Science or Superstition (DVD Review)   17 Jan, 2009

The scenarios described by those interviewed in '2012: Science or Superstation' are bound to amuse...More>>

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21 Up South Africa: Mandela's Children (DVD Review)   20 Jul, 2008

While the personal stories are compelling, so too is the impact technology (Internet and mobile...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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56 Up (DVD Review)   13 Jul, 2013

It’s easy to see how viewers develop a certain fondness for these people with whom they have seen...More>>

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95 Miles to Go (DVD Review)   3 Jun, 2012

'95 Miles to Go' proves quite entertaining showcasing Romano’s effortless situational humor and...More>>

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Act of God (DVD Review)   20 Jan, 2010

The documentary concerns itself with the human need to find significance in random events, and...More>>

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Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of the VHS Collector (DVD Review)   7 Jul, 2014

It’s true, as one of the more wizened interviewees here notes, that people will collect anything,...More>>

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Adventures in Pornoland (DVD Review)   8 Oct, 2011

What gives 2008 Canadian indie 'Adventures in Pornoland' a slightly comedic twist on the genre is...More>>

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Africa (Blu-ray Review)   24 Feb, 2013

With just the right blend of suspense and heartwarming imagery, the stories of wildlife presented...More>>

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Al Capone: Icon (DVD Review)   20 Oct, 2014

This lukewarm bio makes some good points about Al Capone’s criminal career, a central thesis...More>>

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American Experience: 1964 (DVD Review)   10 Mar, 2014

Race relations, the Beatles and presidential politics are the primary focus of this this inevitably...More>>

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American Experience: Billy the Kid (DVD Review)   27 Feb, 2012

I appreciated this documentary, in which even former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson throws in a...More>>

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American Experience: Clinton (Blu-ray Review)   12 Mar, 2012

Barak Goodman’s Bill Clinton portrait is right up there with other “American Experience”...More>>

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American Experience: Cold War Roadshow (DVD Review)   12 Jan, 2015

Boasting footage from presumably the only time Nikita Khrushchev and Eddie Fisher found themselves...More>>

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American Experience: Edison — The Father of Invention (DVD Review)   2 Mar, 2015

Running a full two hours (well, 114 minutes) as only occasional “American Experience”...More>>

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American Experience: Henry Ford (DVD Review)   25 Feb, 2013

Though Henry Ford was a mass of contradictions, this portrait of the automaker is admiring of him...More>>

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American Experience: Houdini (DVD Review)   3 Oct, 2011

Produced a little more than a decade ago, this presentation is a good example of how one keeps a...More>>

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American Experience: Jesse Owens (DVD Review)   30 Apr, 2012

Jesse Owens’ down days dealing with racism in America get covered here, but the bulk deals with a...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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American Experience: The War of the Worlds (DVD Review)   11 Nov, 2013

The gripe I have with this documentary, which does put across a lot of keen history in digestible...More>>

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