Tag: documentary

Trumping Democracy

Trumping Democracy

| December 7, 2017

On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump was elected as the 45th president of the United States, defeating opponent Hillary Clinton in one of the biggest political upsets of all time.  No one thought Trump could win.  He was behind in every poll, he ran on a message of hatred and bigotry, promising to antagonize […]

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An Interview with Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau

An Interview with Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau

| September 7, 2017

A couple years ago I was cleaning out my father’s basement office at our home in Omaha, Nebraska. My father had been an avid deer hunter and the walls of the room were covered in antlers and paintings depicting a variety of impressive bucks either standing majestically atop a mountain or pensively gazing into a […]

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Hearing is Believing

Hearing is Believing

| June 15, 2017

Rachel Flowers: a musical prodigy. She is a pianist, flautist, guitarist, singer, composer, among other things. She’s this amazing young woman at the center of the film Hearing is Believing, directed by Lorenzo DeStefano. There are some great moments in this film but what it lacks is arguably the most important aspect of being a […]

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Stan Lee & Kevin Smith Save The World

Stan Lee & Kevin Smith Save The World

| June 7, 2017

This past Christmas I got two dvds of Kevin Smith doing Q&As in front of large live audiences.  One was the third Evening with Kevin Smith and the other was Too Fat For Forty.  I listen to a few of Smith’s podcasts and thoroughly enjoyed these live specials.  I didn’t realize when I agreed to […]

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Mars

Mars

| April 19, 2017

Capitalizing on the massive success of Ridley Scott’s The Martian from a couple of years ago, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard bring you Mars, a TV mini-series event about the first manned mission to Mars in the year 2033. The series is really unlike anything I’ve ever seen.  Part of it is a documentary, taking […]

An Interview With Kasper Collin

An Interview With Kasper Collin

| March 24, 2017

There’s a story that theater critic Kenneth Tynan once told regarding Miles Davis’ seminal album Kind of Blue. One evening Tynan was in his study listening to the record when his nine-year-old daughter entered to kiss him goodnight. At the sound of the music the little girl suddenly paused and after a moment declared, “That’s […]

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The C Word

The C Word

| March 6, 2017

In a time where one in every two people in the United States will become diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, a documentary like The C Word is both a helpful and informative journey to show how to actively prevent cancer, as well as how this epidemic came to be (and yes, that statistic is correct […]

Off The Rails

Off The Rails

| November 1, 2016

I just wish the public transportation authority in New York City would just give Darius McCollum a job already–if only it were that easy. He knows the system inside and out, because as a child someone took him under his wings and showed him all there was to know about the city’s bus and rail […]

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An Interview with Rob Cannan and Ross Adam

An Interview with Rob Cannan and Ross Adam

| September 23, 2016

The complexities of how we create and consume narrative are compellingly explored in Rob Cannan and Ross Adam’s documentary The Lovers and the Despot. The story follows South Korean filmmaker Shin Sang-ok and actress Choi Eun-hee who meet and fall in love in 1950’s post-war Korea. In 1978, after a string of successful films bringing […]

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Weiner

Weiner

| August 23, 2016

During his time in congress, Anthony Weiner (D-NY) was a passionate and vocal advocate for the fair treatment of all Americans, and a loud opponent to bureaucratic incompetence gumming up the works and keeping congress from fulfilling its chief purpose: serving the people who elected them to be there.  He was blunt, candid, informal, unconventional, […]