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Aug 21, 2018

Imagine if, as a stranger, you could see a small town through the eyes of young boys. You might be privy to images and incidents that you wouldn’t otherwise know about. But because the boys aren’t a threat, they capture it all on a camera. And then imagine that this small town is not the peaceful, pristine image...


Aug 21, 2018

Estonia is not a country that most Americans could find on a map, let alone understand the modern history of its people. But in the history of freedom from tyranny, Estonians are one of the proudest, most accomplished people in the world. This is demonstrated in a new documentary, The Singing Revolution, produced...


Aug 19, 2018

We’ve reached a point in popular culture where there are so many generational touchstones that it’s no longer safe to assume that if I tell you that I loved The French Connection, that you can safely assume that I will also know about other movies in that era or genre such as Serpico, Supercops or The Taking of...


Aug 12, 2018

If you consider yourself a little choosy when it comes to movies, you probably either read newspaper reviews or watch a movie review show on TV. There are some reviews who come a little more highly recommended than others. There was Siskel, there was Ebert… and since I was a kid growing up in New Jersey, there has...


Aug 12, 2018

What makes a documentary film appealing to you? For me, it's either a subject in which I'm already invested, of course, or one in which I'm just curious enough to give it a try. Well, I didn't know much about Anita O'Day, the jazz singer whom Robbie Cavolina and Ian McCrudden have immortalized in their new film, Anita...