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‘Filmworker’ Shows Why Perfection Was Kubrick’s Only Goal
2 years ago

‘Filmworker’ Shows Why Perfection Was Kubrick’s Only Goal

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The first thing you hear in Tony Zierra’s documentary “Filmworker” is Leon Vitali’s voice.

It’s striking how familiar, gravelly but soothing, friendly yet authoritative his voice is. For fans of …
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Reagan Honors Hollywood’s Bravest with ‘Walkway’ Memorial
2 years ago

Reagan Honors Hollywood’s Bravest with ‘Walkway’ Memorial

Hollywood rose up during the Iraq War to criticize America’s involvement in the region, savaging President George W. Bush in the process.

Think movies like “In the Valley of Elah,” …
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7 Funny, Fawning Reviews of HBO’s ‘The Final Year’
2 years ago

7 Funny, Fawning Reviews of HBO’s ‘The Final Year’

No one associated with the 2017 documentary “The Final Year” meant for audiences to laugh at its content.

The film looks at the Obama administration’s foreign policy team in its …
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‘Gilbert’ Is the Year’s Most Unlikely Love Story
2 years 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 years ago

Why ‘Jane’ Is as Miraculous as Its Singular Subject

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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 years 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
2 years 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 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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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