‘BE NATURAL’ is a Dizzying But Needed Look at the Woman Who Helped Invent Movies

By Gregory Crofton Director Pamela B. Green was determined to tell the story of the world’s first female film director and studio owner. And rightly so. The life of Alice Guy-Blaché was largely unknown and it’s completely fascinating. The challenge…

‘WEED THE PEOPLE’ Shows the Huge Upside of Medical Cannabis

By Gregory Crofton Following cancer patients for more than five years, “Weed The People” is a revelatory film that shows how doses of cannabis oil can be key to beating cancer. The film, now streaming on Netflix, comes at a…

‘AMAZING GRACE’ is Raw and Electric, Reveals the Power of Aretha Franklin’s Gospel

By Gregory Crofton “AMAZING GRACE” likely ranks as the most complicated documentary ever made. Directed by the late, great Sydney Pollack, it was filmed over two nights in Los Angeles’ New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in 1972. But it wasn’t…

‘Lambert & Stamp’: A Must-See Doc for True Fans of ‘The Who’

This two-hour film about the origins of The Who can be abrasive, relentless, almost difficult to get through. But it’s also very rich and somewhat innovative, kind of like the band it’s documenting. Pete Townshend was a young art student…

Three Americans Rocket to Moon in Nail-Biter ‘APOLLO 11’

Contains Previously Unseen NASA Archival Footage  By Gregory Crofton Archival color film of spectators taking swigs from old pull-tab Cokes and Busch beers while waiting on the launch of Apollo 11 is what made this film for work me. Of…

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