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My Octopus Teacher

Stunningly filmed by Roger Horrocks (director of photography) and smoothly edited by Pippa Ehrlich and Dan Schwalm with overall direction credited to Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed, the Netflix documentary My Octopus Teacher tells the […]

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Underneath the Freeways of Los Angeles

To turn Los Angeles from a backwater town known only for its proximity to Hollywood to an international site of architectural and technological wonder, the powerhouses in aerospace, the automobile […]

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Tina

The career of and the cruelty in Tina Turner’s life is told in Tina, an HBO documentary currently streaming. Not only do we become reacquainted with the strife and struggles faced by this one-of-a-kind talent — whose […]

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All In: The Fight for Democracy

As testified by an authority no less impressive than Andrew Young, former mayor of Atlanta, Georgia and erstwhile United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Martin Luther King Jr. “shed a […]

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The Answer Is…Reflections on My Life

It’s difficult to think of the longtime host of Jeopardy! as the late Alex Trebek. In reading his memoir, The Answer Is... — a fun play on the classic answer-first quiz show’s format — Trebek’s literary voice resonates […]

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Belushi

Director R.J. Cutler has sculpted a gloves-off documentary on one of the first stars of Saturday Night Live; perhaps first falling star would be a more apt description of the eponymously named Belushi, an exposé on […]