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Finding Vivian Maier

Chicago historian John Maloof bought a box of negatives at a auction, hoping to use them for a history project. What he found were a series of riveting street photographs that seemed to him to be worthy of inclusion in the Canon of great Mid-century photographers. Scanning some 200 negatives ... Full story

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Anthony Russo and Joe Russo's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", a stylish, muscular action film set in the Marvel Universe, is a worthy successor to the World War 11-set, 2011 "Captain America: The First Avenger". Fast paced plotting interspersed with ... Full story

Philipp Kadelbach's "Generation War"

Philipp Kadelbach's "Generation War" (the German title "Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter" translates to "Our Mothers, Our Fathers") first aired on ZDF in Germany and Austria in March 2013 garnering a high 20.5 percent market share among viewers aged 14-59 years.The ... Full story

Randall Miller's “CBGB"

Randall Miller's “CBGB" is the story of Hilly Kristal's iconic Bowery club, which became the hive for the nascent punk movement.An antic opening scene that feels like an outtake from "Raising Arizona” shows baby Hilly climbing out of his crib ... Full story

Bette Page Reveals All

Multi-award winning documentary filmmaker Mark Moro's "Bette Page Reveals All" is the authorized autobiography of the curvaceous, raven-haired Queen of the Pin Ups. Built around taped interviews conducted near the end of her life, the film features Bette's Texas twanged account ... Full story

MORE THAN HONEY: spectacular and enthralling film about our modern times gone mad

This is the season of award campaigns in Hollywood, with a frenzy of screenings, advertisements and lobbying, with novelty burning out faster than a shooting star. Today's glut for stimuli eerily resembles the world gone mad in a must-see documentary ... Full story

Spinning Plates

There have been some classic gastronomy documentaries in these days of Cuisine as Event: David Gelb's 2009  "Jiro Dreams Of Sushi" and Gereon Wetzel's 2011 "El Bulli: Cooking in Progress. Joseph Levy's "Spinning Plates" takes another tack, focusing on three ... Full story

Kill Your Darlings

There's been a constant stream of films trying to capture the seminal Beats:  John Byrum's 1980 "Heart Beat", Cronenberg’s hallucinatory 1991  "Naked Lunch", Gary Walkow's (2000) "Beat" (about William Burroughs), Noah Buschel's 2007 "Neal Cassady" Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman's ... Full story

Jason Osder’s documentary "Let the Fire Burn"

Jason Osder’s documentary "Let the Fire Burn" details a shocking instance of police oppression circa 1980.The Mayor of Philadelphia ordered police to evacuate the MOVE commune. Refusing to leave, the besieged members were attacked by water cannons, over 10, 0000 ... Full story

The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister and Pete

Indelible performances by two young actors, and a script that avoids cliché make "The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister and Pete" a MUST SEE picture.Sylvan Brooks has played small parts in several films ("Our Family Wedding" (2010),"Seven Pounds" (2008) and "Noobz" ... Full story

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