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‘Gilbert’ Is the Year’s Most Unlikely Love Story
2 weeks ago

‘Gilbert’ Is the Year’s Most Unlikely Love Story

Neil Berkeley’s “Gilbert” will catch even the comedian’s biggest fans by surprise.

The documentary focuses on Gilbert Gottfried, the screechy comic we’ve been watching, and hearing, for the past 40 …
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Why ‘Jane’ Is as Miraculous as Its Singular Subject
2 weeks ago

Why ‘Jane’ Is as Miraculous as Its Singular Subject

By  •  Reviews, Movies

There are names that automatically bring to mind a lifetime of research and empathy towards simians.

  • Dian Fossey’s extensive time with mountain gorillas
  • Birute Galdikus’ study of orangutans

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‘No Greater Love’ Doc: Stories That ‘Need to Be Told’
2 weeks ago

‘No Greater Love’ Doc: Stories That ‘Need to Be Told’

We were on patrol in Ganjagal Valley in Afghanistan when our interpreter signaled a halt.

He leaned toward his radio. We’d been spotted, he said. The Taliban was coordinating an …
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How ‘A Dying King’ Solves a Decades Old Iranian Mystery
3 weeks ago

How ‘A Dying King’ Solves a Decades Old Iranian Mystery

I watched Iran’s Green Revolution unfold from my home in Los Angeles, the city where I grew up but not where I was born.

Being born in Iran and moving …
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HiT Episode No. 40 – Mindy Sterling and Doug Nichol
2 months ago

HiT Episode No. 40 – Mindy Sterling and Doug Nichol

Fans routinely approach actress Mindy Sterling about her comedy work. Only it’s rarely about the same character.

Some screech, “Scott!” just like Sterling did in three “Austin Powers” movies. Others …
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‘Moneychangers’ Questions ‘Greedy Banker’ Memes
7 months ago

‘Moneychangers’ Questions ‘Greedy Banker’ Memes

Bankers are the go-to villain in too many Hollywood stories to count. Consider “Hell or High Water” as a recent example.

Film producer Chris Mortensen sees another side to the …
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‘Send Josh Fox to Hug ISIS’ Mocks ‘Gasland’ Director
7 months ago

‘Send Josh Fox to Hug ISIS’ Mocks ‘Gasland’ Director

Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney are fearless when it comes to taking on prominent liberal causes.

And liberals, for that matter.

The duo’s documentary “FrackNation” showed another, more positive side …
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Meet the Lost Souls Who Make ‘Uncertain’ Soar
9 months ago

Meet the Lost Souls Who Make ‘Uncertain’ Soar

Between 1806 and 1819, the United States and Spain were embroiled in a controversy over the boundary of Texas and Louisiana.

The U.S. claimed the boundary was the Sabine …
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‘Bug’ Movie Shows Why We Love an Ugly Lemon
10 months ago

‘Bug’ Movie Shows Why We Love an Ugly Lemon

You know a documentary is firing on all cylinders when it shares a detail you never expected.

“The Bug: The Life and Times of the People’s Car” does that by …
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Why Carolla’s ’24 Hour War’ Isn’t Just for Gearheads
1 year ago

Why Carolla’s ’24 Hour War’ Isn’t Just for Gearheads

These classic rivalries take a back seat to the battle between Ford and Ferrari in “The 24 Hour War.” After all, it wasn’t just bragging rights at stake.

Lives were …
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