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HBO Documentary and ‘Ultimate Sinatra’ CD/LP Collection Mark 100th Birth Anniversary of Frank Sinatra

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A new documentary tells Sinatra's story through archived interviews and commentary from friends and family; the new collection 'Ultimate Sinatra' is packed with key recordings from Sinatra's recording career. Read More »

SXSW Movie Review: William F. Buckley, Asteroids and Al Qaeda

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SXSW presents three documentaries: "Best of Times," "They Will Have to Kill Us First," and "Disaster Playground." Read More »

SXSW: Movie Review – ‘The Last Man on the Moon’ and ‘Love and Mercy’

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Two remarkable biographies premiered on the screens of SXSW this year. 'The Last Man on the Moon,' profiling Astronaut Gene Cernan, and 'Love and Mercy,' which brings us into the life of Beach Boys' Brian Wilson. Read More »

Athena Film Festival 2015: Review of ‘Vessel’

'Vessel,' Women on Waves, Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, Diana Whitten, human rights, women as chattel, reproductive rights, pro life, pro choice

Every ten minutes a woman dies from not having access to a safe abortion-Upworthy. Dutch physician Rebecca Gomperts treated women who had gravely injured themselves trying to induce a miscarriage in countries with restrictive abortion laws. The misery, the suffering, the death was so disheartening when just beyond their grasp, these women could have been in safety with non surgical medical abortions if they had only been given access. How Dr. Gomperts finds a solution to this global issue that is also threatening to become an issue in the US is the subject of the incredible documentary 'Vessel.' Read More »

3rd Annual First Time Fest Review: Olympia Dukakis Narrates ‘Beneath the Olive Tree’

Women survivors some of who the filmmaker interviewed in 'Beneath the Olive Tree.' Photo courtesy of the film.

Olympia Dukakis has stated that the Greek Civil War was one of the worst civil wars in modern Europe. "Tens of thousands of innocent people were accused of being enemies of the state and found guilty of crimes they never committed." They were thrown into concentration camps and brutalized. Why have you not heard of this? Events have been politicized and kept hidden. Until now. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘The Last Pogo Jumps Again’ – Punk Toronto Lives

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The Last Pogo is a brilliant documentary recounting the people and places of Toronto Canada's punk rock scene from 1976-78. Read More »

New York Jewish Film Festival Review: ‘Natan’

Natan documentary by David Cairns and Paul Duane

At the New York Jewish Film Festival, the documentary "Natan" profiles one of France's most brilliant entrepreneurs and innovators in the film industry. Read More »

Interview With ‘1971’ Director Johanna Hamilton

Johanna Hamilton, director of '1971.' Photo taken from the website.

Sometimes people have to do things that are courageous and even controversial in order to stimulate conversations about checks and balances that are the lifeblood of democracy. Read More »

Sundance 2015 Movie Reviews: ‘Racing Extinction,’ ‘DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National Lampoon,’ ‘Hot Girls Wanted!’ and ‘Pervert Park’

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Sundance 2015 documentaries: two worth seeing, two worth taking a bath afterward. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘The Price of Following Your Dreams’

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'My Way' and 'Kumiko': Two new films that explore the beauty and consequences of following your dreams. Read More »