Review: La Bare

Review: La Bare

A look behind the scenes of the world’s most popular male strip club: La Bare.

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Review: Mission Blue

Review:  Mission Blue

Directors Fisher Stevens and Robert Nixon frame the timeline of decay of the Ocean’s wildlife with the lifespan of its most fierce protector, 79 year old Marine Biologist and deep sea diver, Sylvia Earle.

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Review: Rich Hill

Review: Rich Hill

A beautiful and sad look at the lives of three teens living on the brink of poverty in small town America.

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Fantasia Review: The Search For Weng Weng

Fantasia Review:  The Search For Weng Weng

The documentary on 2 foot 9 Filipino action star, Weng Weng, is a fascinating exploration of the cinema of Manila in the 1970s and 1980s, from trash expert and scholar Andrew Leavold. The documentary also has a streak of empathy and melancholy.

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Review: A Brony Tale

Review: A Brony Tale

Brony culture has entered the mainstream over the last few years and Brent Hodge’s documentary explores the not-so-strange fandom.

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Review: Life Itself

Review: Life Itself

I knew Roger Ebert.

I never met the man nor did we ever exchange words but I knew him. I knew the movies he liked, what filmmakers he championed and that he was willing to go out on a ledge and go against the grain. I also knew he grew up in a small town, loved his parents and that he was an alcoholic. What’s interesting is that I learned those last things, the really personal things, well after he had left television and illness had forced him to communicate only via the written word.

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Trailer: Rich Hill

Trailer:  Rich Hill

This documentary offers an intimate (and surprisingly gorgeous) look at poverty in small town American in the 21st Century.

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Review: DSKNECTD

Review: DSKNECTD

Director: Dominic H. White Producer: Dominic H. White MPAA Rating: NR Running time: 98 min. Over the last few years there has been a lot of discussion and study into how humans use and abuse technology. As everything from sexting and cyber bullying to gaming addiction has become part of mainstream culture, so has culture’s fascination with the ill effects of...

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Review: Kids for Cash

Director: Robert May Producer: Robert May, Lauren Timmons MPAA Rating: PG-13 Running time: 102 min. When I first saw the trailer for Robert May’s Kids for Cash I was shocked. I couldn’t believe this scandal had unfolded just a few years before and I’d never heard of it. It sounded horrifying: Luzerne County, Pennsylvania President Judge Mark Ciavarella was...

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Trailer: Life Itself

Trailer:  Life Itself

The movies are machines for generating empathy. That was one of the humanist mantra’s of Roger Ebert over his lenghty and celebrated career as a film critic, and more importantly, as a writer of all things. From food to boobs to Hoop Dreams, Steve James (director of the latter) has had a close relationship Ebert and his wife Chaz since Roger became a...

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