Albert Maysles’ Last Film ‘In Transit’ Streaming for Free

“In Transit” (2015) is streaming for free. This link to watch should be good through Friday at http://intransitfilm.com/watch. It’s a special treat from the Maysles Documentary Center during these emergency times. Here’s a statement from them: “The film was shot…

‘TIGER KING’ is a brilliant doc series about captive tigers and the people they attract

By Gregory Crofton Joe Exotic has a dyed blonde mullet and is a decent country singer. He’s married to two men and he likes guns. He likes to fire them into the lake that’s part of his exotic zoo in…

Pauline Kael changed the movies with her reviews in The New Yorker, but this doc packs in too much

By Gregory Crofton If you like the movies, you’ll probably find plenty of worth in “What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael.” It’s filled with clips from classic films like “Citizen Kane,” (1941), “Lawrence of Arabia” (1962) and “One…

‘Who Killed Malcolm X?’ is Bloody, Plainly True and streaming on Netflix

By Gregory Crofton Malcolm X’s home was firebombed a week before he was shot to death in Manhattan on Feb. 21, 1965. Metal pellets from a sawed-off shotgun blast pierced his heart and caused his death. The shooting involved five…

Oscar-nominated ‘Honeyland’ is filmmaking by candle light in Northern Macedonia

By Gregory Crofton Expected a cinematic take on a beekeeper’s life, but found an even richer story on honey gathering, the challenge of bad neighbors and the difficulty of living sustainably in a capitalistic world. All told the filmmaking team…

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