Category Archives: Music

Recent Documentaries – Supplemental

Here are supplemental materials for the documentaries discussed in the previous post. These include interviews, Q&As, podcasts and performance clips. I realize these may be more useful once you’ve seen the films, but I leave it up to you. ___________________________________________________ … Continue reading

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Random Notes on Recent Films – Documentaries!

I’ve recently seen several exceptional documentaries. They cover a range of topics and experience, but all have very human concerns. Here are my impressions of them. _____________________________________________________ Echo in the Canyon (Andrew Slater, director)  This brilliant display of nostalgia centers … Continue reading

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What I Watched Last Year: Best TV, Cable & Streaming 2018

Looking over my list of best shows for 2018, I see that none of them are on network television. All of them, without exception, were seen via HBO, Showtime, Amazon, Netflix, FX, and BBC America. I don’t think network shows, … Continue reading

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What I Saw Last Year: Best Documentaries 2018 – Part 2

Here are the rest of my top choices for 2018. _________________________________________________________ Chef Flynn (Cameron Yates, director)  Flynn McGarry opened a restaurant he called Eureka in his home at age 11. His journey is amazing. Totally encouraged by his mother, Meg … Continue reading

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Best Features 2018 – Supplemental

Once again, for those who want to take a deeper dive into some of the films on my Best Features list, here is a selection of interviews that will add to your experience of those films. Take your pick. ________________________________________________________ … Continue reading

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Ida Lupino – Filmmaker

In commemoration of Ida Lupino’s 100th birthday this year, Film Forum in New York recently ran a two-week retrospective of her films. She’s probably better known as an actor, but it’s her career as a director, writer, and producer in … Continue reading

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Still More Kubrick!

The subject of Stanley Kubrick is a very deep well. After completing my two previous posts, I still had a lot of material left over and thought of putting together another installment. Since then, I’ve come across even more. There’s … Continue reading

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