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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 →


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It Must Have Felt Like Flying (Documentary Review: “9/11: The Falling Man”)

A powerful, sobering documentary on the images of 9/11 that proved too disturbing for Americans to witness after their release the next day, which from then on have been largely withheld from public view. 9/11: The Falling Man is an historical must-see. Continue Reading →


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Cuba Redux (Documentary Review: “Cuba & The Cameraman”)

A documentary about Cuba, shot on location over a 45-year time span, offers a rare historical portrait of the island nation and its people, through Fidel: post-revolution to today. The country is still an enigma. Continue Reading →


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A Semester Abroad (Documentary Review: “Amanda Knox”)

The sensational murder case that stayed an international headline story for over 4 years, while the American college student at its center languished in an Italian prison for a crime she claims she never committed. Continue Reading →


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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 →