What we don’t learn very much about is Elvis’ inner life, his motivations, and his deeper ambitions.
The film is full of salacious details from Hollywood’s heyday, but it is also a tender look at an elderly man whose current existence would be seen by many as difficult.
Gary Shandling’s life and art are both given the redeeming appreciation they deserve.
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Eugene Jarecki’s ramshackle, occasionally provocative, and frequently entertaining documentary on Elvis Presley gets some things wrong.
Tony Zierra’s film is a worthy and interesting one, but I admit to becoming worn down by the endless litany of unglamorous ways that protagonist Leon Vitali worked his butt off for the genius filmmaker.
A wide-ranging slate of documentary features on display in this year’s Independent Film Festival Boston. Here’s a sampling of a few of the standout films coming up.
What starts off as a rollicking entertainment ends with a flourish of profundity.
Wild Wild Country details the insane clusterfuck that results when faith, fundamentalism, and media hype intersect.
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