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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 →


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Our World in the Crosshairs (Documentary Review: “Before the Flood”)

While the political climate in the U.S. undergoes a seismic shift, so does the planet, according to the sober and comprehensive documentary, Before the Flood. Continue Reading →


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The Medals You Don’t Wear on Your Chest (Documentary Review: “My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes”)

An enlightening portrait of true courage embodied by ordinary citizens, clergy and a superstar athlete, in the face of Nazi terror in Italy during World War II. Continue Reading →


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Yield to Art in Transit (Documentary Review: “The First Monday in May”)

A fascinating insider’s tour of the most illustrious fashion show on earth, The First Monday in May once and for all settles the Is-Fashion-Art? debate, elegantly of course. Continue Reading →


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My Big Fat Patel Wedding (Documentary Review: “Meet the Patels”)

Meet the Patels is the hilarious real-life misadventure of an Indian son in today’s America who places his romantic future in the hands of his old-world parents. Continue Reading →