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    Grey Gardens (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013

    The mother-daughter, high-society dropouts, and reclusive cousins of Jackie Onassis
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    R.E.M. picks James Franco and Albert Maysles to direct clips from 'Collapse Into Now'

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Mar 4, 2011

    Each song will have a short film as part of Michael Stipe-curated project
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    TV Review: ESPN's '30 For 30' - 'Kings Ransom' and more

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Oct 5, 2009

    ESPN's superb new documentary series features films by Peter Berg, Barry Levinson and Albert Maysles
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    Cinema Eye's list of 25 most influential docs ranges from Michael Moore to Orson Welles

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Oct 17, 2013

    Only five Oscar-winning films make the grade
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    Bringing 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' back into the Oscar fray

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Nov 26, 2012

    Fox Searchlight kicks it into gear for a little film that could
  • The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter - Blu-ray Disc

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Dec 1, 2009

    This musical documentary concerns the Rolling Stones and their tragic free concert at Altamont Speedway near San Francisco in early December 1969. The event was all but destroyed by violence that marked the end of the peace and love euphoria of the 1960s. The night began smoothly, with the supercharged Flying Burrito Brothers opening up for the Rolling Stones and performing the truck-driving classic "Six Days on the Road" and Tina Turner giving a sensually charged performance. But on this particular evening, the Stones made the fateful (and disastrous) decision to hire the Oakland chapter of the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang as bodyguards and bouncers. It was a foolhardy, careless choice that turned the night into an unmitigated disaster; halfway through the Stones' act, the Angels killed one black spectator, and injured several others who were present (including Jefferson Airplane's lead singer Marty Balin). In the film, we watch Mick Jagger -- ere an ebullient, charismatic performer of bisexual charm -- reduced to standing on stage like a frightened child with his finger in his mouth in wake of the violence. Unsurprisingly, the Grateful Dead refused to perform after the violence erupted; the picture ends on a despairing note, with the Stones repeatedly watching a film of the murder. Celebrated documentarians Albert and David Maysles directed and Haskell Wexler shot the film, with heightened instinct and control; as a result, this film is considered one of the greatest rock documentaries ever made. Stones songs performed include "Brown Sugar," "Under My Thumb," and "Sympathy for the Devil." ~ Dan Pavlides, All Movie Guide
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    Sundance Review: 'Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. the New York Knicks'

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010

    Dan Klores' '30 for 30' documentary is one of the franchise's best installments
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    TV Movie Review: HBO's "Grey Gardens"

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Apr 17, 2009

    The movie strains to bring meaning where none is needed, but Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange are outstanding
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    Reviewing 'Pony Excess' and ranking ESPN's '30 for 30' documentaries

    Type: Post | Date: Saturday, Dec 11, 2010

    ESPN's doc franchise wraps up on Saturday with a tale of the SMU scandal
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    Live-Blogging: The 2009 Emmy Awards

    Type: Post | Date: Sunday, Sep 20, 2009

    How will Neil Patrick Harris do? Will '30 Rock' and Mad Men' repeat? Follow along with us...