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…

‘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…

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