‘WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?’ Humanizes Fred Rogers by Telling the Truth, the Same Way He Worked with Children

By Gregory Crofton So what’s all the fuss about the new documentary on Fred Rogers, the host and creator of the PBS show for children “WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?” The arthouse theatre was packed when I watched the film,…

‘STRANGER FRUIT’ Upends Investigation of Michael Brown’s Death in Ferguson; Unearths Additional Convenience Store Video

By Gregory Crofton Jason Pollock’s enraging new documentary “STRANGER FRUIT” is about the death of Michael Brown Jr., an 18-year-old shot on a street in Ferguson, Missouri, in the summer of 2014. Pollock’s film is thoroughly researched and points out…

Eight Years in Prison is Not Enough: ‘THE STAIRCASE’ Returns With Three New Episodes

By Gregory Crofton In another coup for Netflix it snatched from Sundance Channel the streaming rights to “THE STAIRCASE,” a now 13-episode (the original series was eight) courtroom saga about the murder case against Michael Peterson, an author from North…

Genius Fashion Designer Documentary ‘McQUEEN’ is a Stylish, Progressive Must See Film

By Gregory Crofton Days of screenings at Nashville Film Festival 2018 were varied and wonderful. In its 49th year the festival seemed settled in at Regal Hollywood 27, just south of downtown, a venue it relocated to from Green Hills…

‘Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat’ is a Total Revelation about a Street Artist Who Went Worldwide

  By Barry Rubinow Ronald Reagan was the new President. Rudy Giuliani was appointed U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York with a mandate to clean up the city. The yuppies were thriving with their upscale clothes and…

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