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We Need To Talk About Cosby

We Need to Talk About Cosby is a four-part docuseries directed by W. Kamau Bell (who also proves to be a probing and effective interviewer); it’s currently streaming on Showtime. Early […]

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Reframed: Marilyn Monroe

It’s too easy to characterize women performers as sex objects rather than talented, charismatic people. Handsome men — such as Clark Gable, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Tom Selleck, Brad Pitt, etc. — […]

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Reopening Night

Reopening Night,  a documentary movie by filmmaker Rudy Valdez, gives an up close examination of the Public Theater’s 2021 summer reopening in New York City’s Central Park, subsequent to being shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic and […]

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The Humans

As with so many monster movies, The Humans,  like The Blob, The Shining, and The Bad Seed is a simple title but with horrific implications. Out of an ordinary occasion we encounter troubling, mysterious circumstances. The difference between “The Humans” […]

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The Civil War (Or, Who Do We Think We ARe)

Documentarian Rachel Boynton has crafted an informational film titled Civil War (Or, Who Do WeThink We Are). A starting point for this probing documentary (now airing on cable television’s MSNBC) is that the American […]