Tag: documentary

Interview with ‘Gore Vidal: United States of Amnesia’ director Nicholas Wrathall

Interview with ‘Gore Vidal: United States of Amnesia’ director Nicholas Wrathall

| May 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with director Nicholas Wrathall to discuss his new documentary on Gore Vidal, The United States of Amensia. Our conversation covers many of the subjects mentioned in my review of the film – including the personality and politics of Gore Vidal, along with the director’s impetus behind the creation […]

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THE FIX

THE FIX

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new documentary having its world premiere at the SOHO International Film Festival on May 19 and May 21 at the Village East Cinema in New York City is called THE FIX, which follows Junior, a young father trying to turn his life around after years of heroin addiction, as he joins forces with a […]

Next Year Jerusalem

Next Year Jerusalem

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Let’s see, there is 91-year-old Helen who has never been out of the United States and is excited to see the Dead Sea. She is committed to journaling the trip so she won’t forget things. She has cast to the side the reality that she is due to undergo heart surgery. Her world for now […]

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Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

| April 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia is the “last word and testimony” of one of the last stalwart liberal writers of the 20th century. After the passing of Norman Mailer and Kurt Vonnegut in 2007, last stood Gore Vidal. For those familiar with the writer, the lengthy title is not only a favorite quotation, but […]

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The Unknown Known – Errol Morris

The Unknown Known – Errol Morris

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Unknown Known is a ‘Rumsfeld Rule’, meaning “there are things we think we know, but turns out we do not.” The flip side of the  phrase reads “the absence of evidence does not mean the evidence of absence.” That was the maxim used to indicate “overwhelming evidence” of Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq. […]

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Campaign of Hate:  Russia and Gay Propaganda

Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

With the Winter Olympics behind us, many have already started to forget about the controversial laws passed by Russia against homosexuals leading up to the games.  This documentary looks at the struggles of homosexuals in Russia today and throughout history. Like with all of Breaking Glass Pictures’ releases, I didn’t get a proper DVD release […]

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Mitt – Greg Whiteley

Mitt – Greg Whiteley

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

As technology progresses political campaigns are increasingly filled with candid moments. Gaffes are known to hinder ambitious candidates (sometimes fatally) and forever haunt the victim. In Mitt Romney’s 2012 run, a covertly placed camera caught such a moment. Will a 90 minute documentary change voter perceptions about a politician who derided 47% of Americans as willfully […]

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100 Years of Wrigley Field

100 Years of Wrigley Field

| March 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wrigley was originally known as Weeghman Park, after owner Charles Weeghman. The park was built for Weeghman’s Federal League team, the ChiFeds. The park was built relatively fast. It took 500 workers only six weeks to construct the facility. In 1919, William Wrigley, JR became the principal owner of both Weeghman Park and the National […]

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Mademoiselle C

Mademoiselle C

| March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

I knew literally nothing about this film going into it.  I didn’t know it was a documentary.  I didn’t know it was about Carine Roitfeld.  I didn’t know who Corine Roitfeld was.  Turns out she is a very famous French fashion editor.  After being the editor in chief of Vogue Paris for ten years, she […]

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Big History

Big History

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The opening credits of Big History urge us to think of time not as straight line, but as a web, with events separated across billions of years connected in complicated and intricate ways.  Each episode examines a fairly benign object or concept (salt, gold, extreme cold) and shows how that small yet tangible thing has […]

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