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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: Panama Canal — Gateway to the American Century (DVD Review)   7 Feb, 2011

An expert telling of the story of the building of the Panama Canal. (Street Date 2/8/11)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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American Experience: Walt Disney (DVD Review)   11 Sep, 2015

The primary advantage of a PBS examination of the life of Walt Disney is that the viewer can be...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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American Future: A History, The (DVD Review)   16 Jan, 2009

'The American Future' sports impeccable production values, with a good mix of archival materials...More>>

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American Graffiti: Special Edition (Blu-ray Review)   30 May, 2011

'American Graffiti' was the definitive nostalgia piece of its day, and Blu-ray serves the movie’s...More>>

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American Hustle (Blu-ray Review)   12 Mar, 2014

Viewers looking to spend some time in the disco era hanging out with a cast of ‘A’-list stars...More>>

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American in China, An (DVD Review)   18 Nov, 2009

This coming-of-age story tells of an aimless college grad who travels to Shanghai to help with his...More>>

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American Madness (DVD Review)   30 Jan, 2012

I have a sweet spot for Frank Capra’s early talkies, and 'American Madness' is one of my...More>>

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American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered (DVD Review)   8 Dec, 2014

This is a portrait so on point that the only disappointment is the 85-minute running time when Bing...More>>

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American Reunion (Blu-ray Review)   13 Jul, 2012

'American Reunion' gives audiences a good chance to catch up with the characters as they settle...More>>

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American Scary (DVD Review)   13 Feb, 2009

This thorough and entertaining documentary traces the history of the Horror Host, one of the more...More>>

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American Sniper (Blu-ray Review)   15 May, 2015

Director Clint Eastwood's latest war drama shines a spotlight on the late Navy SEAL sniper Chris...More>>

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American Son (DVD Review)   9 Jul, 2009

American Son explores the underlying strength of the human spirit when exposed to life’s...More>>

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American Tragedy, An (DVD Review)   19 Oct, 2015

Josef von Sternberg’s only Paramount talkie not to star Marlene Dietrich attempted to adapt a...More>>

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American Ultra (Blu-ray Review)   20 Nov, 2015

Bourne meets bong in this energetic action-movie pastiche. (Street Date 11/24/15) More>>

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American Zombie (DVD Review)   6 Jul, 2008

'American Zombie' is a new mockumentary that profiles a group of high-functioning zombies and their...More>>

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