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Movie Review: ‘Rabin, The Last Day’ at the 25th New York Jewish Film Festival

Yitzak Rabin, Rabin The Last Day, Amos Gitai, 25th NY Jewish Film Festival

Yitzak Rabin remains a symbol of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, a process that many hope will never take place. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘(T)ERROR,’ Sundance Film Festival (2015) Candescent Award Winner

Khalifah, (T)ERROR, David Felix Sutcliffe, Lyric R. Cabral, Khalifah

When documentarians Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe secretly filmed Saeed working as a paid informant in an on the ground FBI sting operation, never did they imagine their filming would lead where it did. Read More »

Middleburg Film Festival Review: ‘Hitchcock/Truffaut’

Alfred Hitchcock and François Truffaut

Kent Jones's 'Hitchcock/Truffaut' is a brilliantly executed glimpse into the minds of two masters in cinema. Read More »

2015 Tribeca Film Festival Review: ‘Palio’ in Its World Premiere

'Palio,' Cosima Spender, Siena, Italy, Tribeca Film Festival World Primere 2015

The Palio, the phenomenal horse race which has been held every summer since 1238 in Siena, Italy is indescribable in its beauty, its corruptions and its excitement. The Palio's culture and the strategies necessary to understand in order to win the race have been like following a dark passage into the arcane unknown, until now. Read More »

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

The Last Pogo

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

DVD Review: ‘Looking For Johnny – The Legend Of Johnny Thunders’

Johnny Thunders Lrg

Helps keep the memory of Thunders alive and reminds of what he meant to popular music and those who loved him. Read More »

New York Film Festival: ‘Stray Dog’

Stray Dog Hall with a close family member. Photo from the documentary, 'Stray Dog.'

Biker, Vietnam vet, Christian, father, friend, neighbor. Ron "Stray Dog" Hall is all of these and much more in Debra Granik's riveting "slice-of-life" documentary about a working class American. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘I Am Eleven’

'I Am Eleven,' documentary film by Genevieve Bailey. Photo taken from the website.

'I Am Eleven' is an uplifting film that reminds us of our own inner goodness and innocence in a time when such reminders are often few and far between. Bailey has shone her spotlight on children's viewpoints around the world who share the same age, 11 years old. She affirms what we need to recognize in times of peace and conflict, that despite cultural differences, we all hope for love, peace and harmony. Read More »

‘Stripped’ Tackles Comics like no Documentary Before

stripped, comic strips

Stripped takes a fresh look at the history of newspaper comics, what they are today, and the shocking digital future that has dawned. Read More »