Consuming Spirits
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Consuming Spirits

Were Consuming Spirits crafted on a tight production schedule, it would still look like a…

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The Loving Story
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The Loving Story

Richard Loving married Mildred Jeter on June 2, 1958. By her recollection, the couple had…

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Deadfall
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Deadfall

There’s working within the conventions of an established genre and there’s laziness. Deadfall is determined…

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The Central Park Five
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The Central Park Five

With the release of the West Memphis Three (another documentary about that misuse of justice…

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Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
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Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning

I’ll be blunt here. Before viewing the new Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, I thought…

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Walk Away Renee
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Walk Away Renee

Two of the most interesting aspects of Jonathan Caouette’s autobiographical diptych of Tarnation (2003) and…

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Addicted to Fame
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Addicted to Fame

It’s a 2007 interview with Anna Nicole Smith for her latest film, the Z-grade sci-fi…

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Wagner & Me
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Wagner & Me

It can be highly problematic to mix an appreciation of art with too much knowledge…

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Barrymore
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Barrymore

It’s January 1942, and John Barrymore is at the end of his career and his…

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Killing Them Softly
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Killing Them Softly

Awkwardly buoyed back and forth by brutal violence and hamfisted political commentary, Killing Them Softly…

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