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“Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story”

“Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story,” directed by Jon Brewer, documents Mick Ronson’s underappreciated career as a rock guitarist, a multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter. The film focuses mostly on the late Ronson’s collaboration with David Bowie in The Spiders from Mars, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Skid Row Marathon’ at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival

Skid Row Marathon is an amazing feature-length documentary about Judge Craig Mitchell and his running club in DTLA’s Skid Row. Judge Craig Mitchell is a judge of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County appointed by by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. As a … Continue reading

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“Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices” to Screen at Newport Beach Film Festival April 25 and 27

In 1994, at the 65th Annual Academy Awards presentation, upon receiving the Oscar for the Best Song, “Streets of Philadelphia,” Bruce Springsteen delivered the finest acceptance speech that event has ever experienced: ‘You do your best work, and you hope … Continue reading

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“Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation” Celebrates The Iroquois Nationals

“Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation” is a documentary about the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team‘s competition in the 2015 World Box Lacrosse Championships, which were held for the first time on a reservation, in Onondaga in New York. Long before it became … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “All Things Must Pass: The Rise & Fall of Tower Records”

“All Things Must Pass” is a documentary directed by actor Colin Hanks that tells the story of beloved giant Tower Records. The saga of charismatic founder Russ Solomon’s meteoric rise can obviously be read in many places online, but what the well-paced “All Things … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Call Me Lucky”

“Call Me Lucky” is an award-winning documentary on influential comedian and political activist Barry Crimmins, directed by Bobcat Goldthwait. The movie follows the life of the famously grumpy, often abrasive comedian who played a critical role in establishing the 1980s … Continue reading

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“FEMINISTS: What Were They Thinking?”: A Documentary on Second Wave Feminism Takes Form

On an evening in June a small group of film makers, artists and activists gathered in a Hollywood apartment overlooking the 101 freeway and the Capitol building to view the first 22 minutes of “FEMINISTS: What Were They Thinking?” a fund-raiser … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Chuck Norris vs Communism” at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival

“Chuck Norris vs Communism” is the case of an irresistible title meeting a compelling story. This documentary explores the influence of Western movies had on Romanian cultural underground during the communist reign of Nicolae Ceaușescu that helped precipitate the downfall of communism … Continue reading

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Movie Review – Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

There were 4 of us setting in the HBO theater waiting for the screener to come up when our HBO host declared it was going to be loud: Because the director wanted the audience to experience the movie at full … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story”

“I Am Big Bird” is a documentary about 81-year-old Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on “Sesame Street” since 1969. While it is as nostalgic and heartwarming as you’d imagine, it’s also an intriguing look into the … Continue reading

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