The Sonny Liston story is a gruesome one, and full of American history

By Gregory Crofton In the days of Charles “Sonny” Liston, who won the heavyweight championship in 1962, fights were regularly fixed. The mafia in the United States was powerful then, and Mr. Liston was known to be “mobbed up.” But…

‘Everybody’s Everything’ examines short life of Lil Peep, his infectious emo trap rap and fatal drug use

By Gregory Crofton Lil Peep, a once-a-generation superstar in the making, who had “Exit Life” tattooed across his back, died unexpectedly in late 2017 right as he was gaining a broader recognition in pop music and American culture. His fans,…

‘INLAND SEA’ drifts through end times on the coast of Japan

By Jonathon Norcross “Inland Sea” is the seventh “observational film” by Kazuhiro Soda. It profiles the inhabitants of Ushimado, a decaying Japanese fishing village, as they cling to a way of life that is rapidly fading. One of the film’s…

Who was Hedy Lamarr, a genius inventor or just a siren for the big screen?

By Gregory Crofton Was Hedy Lamarr Hollywood’s first feminist, or just one of its first female filmmakers? Lamarr’s story is unbelievably multifaceted. She was a screen ingénue, but more importantly she was an inventor and a self-financed film producer and…

Roy Cohn is Dead, But He Still Put Trump in Office

By Gregory Crofton “Where is My Roy Cohn?” is a new documentary by Matt Tyrnauer (Studio 54, Valentino: The Last Emperor) that aims to map out how America arrived at a place where its democracy is being shredded by President…

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