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The Fire Within (Documentary Review: “Into the Inferno”)

The transformative power of volcanoes throughout the course of human history, wielding destruction and commanding worship across cultures and religions, as only Werner Herzog can ignite. Continue Reading →


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Going Back to Graceland (Documentary Review: “Under African Skies”)

An exhilarating look back at the global musical sensation that both bridged and stirred racial and political divides, putting South Africa’s apartheid revolution squarely on the map for all the world to see. Continue Reading →


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The Accidental Turncoat (Documentary Review: “Icarus”)

A shocking whistle-blower account of the biggest state sponsored doping scandal the world has ever seen. Continue Reading →


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Hang Ten, Girl! (Documentary Review: “Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story”)

An enduring pop culture fixture in America, the Gidget phenomenon actually began as one teen’s true life diary turned into a book written by her father and subsequently brought to the big screen. That was 60 years ago and the legend is still riding that perfect wave to this day. Continue Reading →


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When Norway Captured India’s King (Documentary Review: “Magnus”)

The fascinating story of Norway’s wunderkind grandmaster, Magnus Carlsen, known throughout the world as The Mozart of Chess. From toddler days to the 2013 world championship that became a David & Goliath showdown for world dominance, it’s as much a story about genius as about the bonds of family. Continue Reading →


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Reborn Free (Documentary Review: “Martin Clunes & A Lion Called Mugie”)

Who could forget the moving, true story of Elsa in Born Free? One tragedy and many decades later, meet Mugie, the future generation’s hope for a lion habitat resurrected from the ashes of George Adamson’s dream. Continue Reading →


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Uncorking the Fraud of the Century (Documentary Review: “Sour Grapes”)

‘Tis the Season to Drink & be Merry. . . until you realize that priceless bottle of Burgundy was mixed up in somebody’s kitchen sink. Continue Reading →