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Gangs of Siena -or- Corruption on Bareback (Documentary Review: “Palio”)

Il Palio di Siena is the oldest horse race in Italy. And as the fascinating documentary, Palio makes crystal clear, it’s not so much a race as it is a game. You don’t bet on the horse; it’s all about the jockey. Continue Reading →


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From the Fyre Into The Frying Pan (Documentary Review: “Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened”)

If Survivor slipped a Roofie to Lord of the Flies and some demon spawn was unleashed on the hashtag world of poseurs and FOMO ‘influencers’, it still wouldn’t hold a candle to the level of crazy that was the Frye Festival. You’ll be scratching your head in utter amazement that this all actually happened. Continue Reading →


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Diva Deconstructed (Documentary Review: “Gaga: Five Foot Two”)

An unflinching documentary that peels back the layers to reveal the human being and the artist behind the cult of celebrity that is Lady Gaga. Continue Reading →


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What’s It All About? (Documentary Review: “The Most Unknown”)

A unique approach to a science documentary in which – like a game of global tag – nine cutting edge researchers exploring the outer limits of human knowledge literally drop in on each other’s ‘laboratories’ to get a peek at an area of scientific exploration they know nothing about . . . this film borders on the Delightful. Continue Reading →


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Stealing in Plain Sight (Documentary Review: “All the Queen’s Horses”)

The shocking true life crime story that made global headlines: a 20-year embezzlement scheme that rocked small town America and sullied the birthplace of Ronald Reagan. Continue Reading →


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I’m Here Now (Documentary Review: “End Game”)

A contemplative and elegiac documentary that celebrates life through the lens of palliative care . . . a surprisingly uplifting experience shared by patients, their families and the care-givers who shepherd their last journey together. Continue Reading →


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PowderPuff Astronauts (Documentary Review: “Mercury 13”)

An inspirational historical documentary that sheds light on the lesser known story of the Space Race: a secret program in which top female pilots were put through a battery of tests to determine if they had the right stuff to be astronauts. They were simply known as the “Mercury 13”. Continue Reading →