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Film Review: Wait for It… “Hold Your Fire”

September 30, 2022
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At a time when the nation is taking stock of the failures of our history of urban policing and looking for some new approaches, the lessons of Hold Your Fire are needed more urgently than ever.

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Film Review: Geek Out in “Moonage Daydream.” Oh, Yeah!

September 15, 2022
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A new documentary artfully and excitingly suggests what made David Bowie tick.

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Doc Talk: Three Portraits of Artists — One as a Young Woman and Two as Old Men

August 25, 2022
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Three recent documentaries explore the worlds of three masters of disparate but complementary art forms: photography and cinema, sculpture and painting, and toilets.

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Film Review: The Documentary “The Will to See” — Muckraking, Fierce and Absorbing

May 10, 2022
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Again and again, we are taken in The Will to See to places where regular reporters never venture, and certainly not filmgoers.

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Filmmaker Interview: Arlington’s Eric Stange on his Documentary “Pony Boys”

May 8, 2022
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This is a delightful and moving tale that provides a much-needed bit of relief from the chaotic world we are currently navigating. Back before there was iPhones and social media, two little boys took off on an unlikely adventure that changed their lives.

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Film Review: “Vinyl Nation” — A Visit to Vinyl Heaven

April 18, 2022
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“Every record can have its own unique sound, depending on who has owned it, who’s touched it, where it’s been. That’s really important to me.” This movie makes you realize that these things should be important to you, too.

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Film Review: “Ronnie’s” — The Story of a World-Famous London Jazz Club

February 6, 2022
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Mel Brooks called Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club “a little nest of happiness. All our recent wounds are healed there.”

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Film Review: “Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time” — Satiric Fury, with a Dry Midwestern Chuckle

January 1, 2022
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The documentary supplies plenty of deserved admiration for its haggard but gentle subject, but it doesn’t tell us enough about the enduring value of Kurt Vonnegut’s writing.

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Film Review: “Joy Ride” – (Double the fun)

November 1, 2021
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Bobcat Goldthwait and Dana Gould almost died for their comedy; then they hit the road to get laughs about it.

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Short Fuse Podcast #45: Lynne Sachs’s “Film About a Father Who”

October 12, 2021
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A conversation with acclaimed filmmaker, poet, and educator Lynne Sachs about her work, particularly 2020’s Film About a Father Who.

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