‘BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI’ Documentary Shows Graces Jones Can Be as Soft as She is Dark

By Gregory Crofton By following Grace Jones around the world on and off for five years, director Sophie Fiennes was able to create a mesmerizing two-hour documentary full of life, love, beauty and powerful performances. It deftly reflects and explains…

‘THE DEVIL AND FATHER AMORTH’: A Look at a Real Exorcism as Witnessed by Director William Friedkin

By Gregory Crofton The director of “The Exorcist” had always wanted to witness an real exorcism. In 2016, he got his chance, and he was able to capture it on video. Don’t doubt that William Friedkin’s THE DEVIL AND FATHER…

‘WILD, WILD COUNTRY’ is a Long, Long But Still Entertaining Enough Docuseries About a Cult

By Gregory Crofton “Docuseries” is a relatively new word in television that describes a multi-part documentary. It’s also a reinvigorated type of production being popularized by streaming giants like Netflix. LONG STRANGE TRIP , a four-hour epic about The Grateful Dead,…

‘CHASING TRANE: THE JOHN COLTRANE DOCUMENTARY’ Makes You Want to Listen to ‘A Love Supreme’ Right Now

By Gregory Crofton So I did. It is pretty freaking amazing. The whole band on that record sounds fantastic. Director John Scheinfeld, as he should have, focused on the music in his latest documentary film. Best known for WHO IS…

‘THE TRADE’: Director Matthew Heineman Delivers Addictive Docuseries on Opiates Scourge

By Gregory Crofton Best known for the Oscar-nominated documentary CARTEL LAND (2015), Matthew Heineman has made its sequel in a five-part series that presents the Mexico-to-U.S. drug trade circa 2017. If you were a fan of CARTEL LAND, you’ll like…

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