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Industry Feature: Greatness Lives Here

Mercedes-Benz USA commissioned documentary director Henry Corra to capture the spirit of Westside Atlanta. This is his “anthem video” featuring heroes from the city.

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Movie Review: Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened

Playing at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Lonny Price’s documentary Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened (B+) chronicles a requiem and reunion of sorts of cast members and collaborators from the 1981 Stephen Sondheim musical Merrily We Roll

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Posted in 2016

Movie Review: An Act of Love (2015)

Scott Sheppard’s documentary An Act of Love (B) is the powerful account of United Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer who challenged convention by officiating his son’s same-sex marriage ceremony despite church doctrine. Sheppard delves deep into the heart of an American

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Posted in 2015

Movie Review: Tickled (2016)

A lark gets quite dark as a fascinating story unfolds in David Farrier and Dylan Reeve’s documentary Tickled (A-). Farrier, an offbeat New Zealand journalist, uncovers an odd strain of “competitive tickling” viral videos inspiring him to plumb the depths

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Posted in 2016

Movie Review: De Palma

Cinephiles will delight in Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow’s documentary De Palma (A-) which is essentially a two-hour retrospective of director/screenwriter Brian De Palma’s film oeuvre told by the filmmaker himself. The auteur is lively and perceptive about his own

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Posted in 2016, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: Weiner (2016)

The most fascinating thing about Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg’s political documentary Weiner (B-) is that it exists at all. It’s not the filmmakers’ fault that their subject, New York Representative Anthony Weiner who resigned in the disgrace of a

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Posted in 2016, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: City of Gold (2016)

Variety is the spice of life in a misunderstood modern metropolis for the deep-thinking but soft-spoken subject of a new documentary. Director Laura Gabbert’s City of Gold (B-) traces the impact and resonance of Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles food critic

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Posted in 2016

Movie Review: Where To Invade Next

Where To Invade Next (A-) is a strange misnomer for writer/director Michael Moore’s most eye-opening and consistently accessible documentary to date, which is only tangentially about the military. In the film, the on-screen auteur stages a series of mock infiltrations

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Posted in 2016, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: Do I Sound Gay?

David Thorpe’s documentary Do I Sound Gay? (C-) plumbs the mystery behind why many gay men over-articulate certain letters and use clearer vowels for a longer duration than their straight counterparts. Thorpe proves a rather unengaging central character and makes

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Posted in 2015

Movie Review: Life Itself

Steve James’ documentary about the life and times of populist film critic Roger Ebert, Life Itself (A), is a fascinating glimpse at an improbable hero who shape shifts from newspaperman to TV personality to blogger, all the while espousing a

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Posted in 2014, Rent It Tonight

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