Tag: documentary

Celebrity Trials in the Media

Celebrity Trials in the Media

| November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Celebrity Trials in the Media analyzes famous trials of the last few decades, or at least trials that were made famous by the media frenzy surrounding them. One case covered is the 2004 Kobe Bryant sexual assault trial, which ended after 14 months with no trial at all—the trial was dismissed because the woman involved […]

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Lemon

Lemon

| October 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

“So watch me be the artist who was born readymade. Watch me take my lemons and make the best goddamn lemonade.” These words, from the staged memoir County of Kings captures the essence of Lemon Anderson’s life, and frame the award-winning documentary Lemon, about the Brooklyn-born poet and playwright. After leaving Rikers Island, Anderson discovers […]

Hollywood to Dollywood

Hollywood to Dollywood

| October 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s hard to find more fully-formed, all-around relatable and generally likeable characters than the stars of the recent documentary Hollywood to Dollywood. Maybe that’s because twin brothers Gary and Larry (I wish I was kidding) aren’t quite cut out for Hollywood. In a city that is characterized by its dreamers as much as its insincerity […]

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THE WORLD SERIES: HISTORY OF THE FALL CLASSIC

THE WORLD SERIES: HISTORY OF THE FALL CLASSIC

| October 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Playoff baseball has gotten off to an interesting start this season. The addition of a one-game Wild Card round you can’t help but think of how the game has evolved over its long history. So much has changed, but history and tradition are preserved and upheld with reverence, probably more than in any other sport. […]

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Watch This: Trailers for The Flat, Parker

Watch This: Trailers for The Flat, Parker

| October 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s a trailer double feature this week: for foreign film/documentary/indie-film buffs, we’ve got an exclusive look at Israeli film The Flat, and for the Hollywood big-wigs, look out for the action packed Parker. The Flat, directed by filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger, will have its limited U.S. theatrical debut on October 19, 2012, with screenings in New York […]

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Understanding Art: Impressionism

Understanding Art: Impressionism

| September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Understanding Art: Impressionism is a wonderfully entertaining and informative documentary series. Written, directed, and starring Waldemar Januszczak, a renowned art critic, this series is bound to show you a new light on the impressionism movement. It is in-depth in ways I have not experienced in other documentaries on this subject. He looks at not only […]

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Screaming in High Heels

Screaming in High Heels

| September 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

The 1980s was a pretty great decade to be a horror fan: after the early-decade surge in slasher films, it seems like every other week another classic horror film was hitting the big screen somewhere. And the small screen started to offer more than it ever had before thanks to the popularity of video stores […]

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Fidel

Fidel

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

It is a simple enough task to demonize Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. It takes a considerably more artful hand to paint him as a much more complex and nuanced human being. Such is the goal of Saul Landau’s documentary, Fidel. Through the use of archive footage, Landau attempts to uncover a side of the legend […]

Megacities

Megacities

| August 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Megacities is a three part documentary series that uses five cities around the world to illustrate the rise and maintenance of the megacity. The five cities that are visited throughout the documentary are London, United Kingdom (one of the oldest); Mexico City, Mexico (one of the most hazardous); Tokyo, Japan (currently the largest); Dhaka, Bangladesh […]

Crisis at the Castle

Crisis at the Castle

| August 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Crisis at the Castle is a three-part documentary series which explores the hardships that have befallen the owners of three of Britain’s beautiful stately estates. Sudeley Castle, Burton Court, and Kelburn Castle are the three examples used to demonstrate what happens as these stone buildings have aged and decayed throughout the centuries. The current owners […]

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