Category Archives: History

Best Documentaries 2019 – Supplemental

My blog post from last August, Recent Documentaries: Supplemental, contains materials on the following films on my 2019 list. (Click on the link to access.) Echo in the Canyon, David Crosby: Remember My Name, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, … Continue reading

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What I Saw Last Year: Best Documentaries 2019

___________________________________________________ I wrote on seven of these titles last August (“Random Notes on Recent Films: Documentaries!“). You can read about them there. The films are indicated by a double- asterisk ** in the list below. ____________________________________________________ American Factory (Steven Bognar … Continue reading

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Directors Roundtable 2020: Scorsese, Gerwig, Baumbach, and more – This is great!

Yesterday I started watching a new Directors Roundtable presented by The Hollywood Reporter. I had the idea of including it as a supplemental item to my roundup of feature films for 2019, but the more I watched it, the more … Continue reading

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“Shooting the Mafia” – Supplemental

KIM LONGINOTTO – Director (From press notes provided by Cohen Media Group, the film’s distributor) Kim Longinotto is a multi-award-winning documentary filmmaker, well known for making films about female outsiders and rebels. Among her 20 films, she has followed a … Continue reading

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“Shooting the Mafia” – An Archive of Blood

“I was saved by photography. I was a young, intelligent, desperate woman. My encounter with photography allowed me to express my thoughts, my rebellion, my social and political commitment.” — Letizia Battaglia This astonishing documentary, directed by Kim Longinotto, is … Continue reading

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The Family Frankenstein – Etc.

Here are a few more Frankenstein-related items to close out this series. I couldn’t resist. The first of these is a brief interview with Boris Karloff from 1963 regarding his role as the Monster in the original Frankenstein (1931). I … Continue reading

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The Family Frankenstein – Supplemental

Frankenstein Fake News It was initially planned by Universal that Bela Lugosi would take the role of the Monster in the original Frankenstein (1931). Due to the heavy makeup required and the fact that the character does not speak, Lugosi … Continue reading

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