‘Filthy Rich’ Shows Epstein to be a Criminal Mastermind, Accused of Trafficking an Underage Girl to Attorney Alan Dershowitz

By Gregory Crofton Jeffrey Epstein let the head of his legal team, former Harvard law professor and defense attorney Alan Dershowitz, know he wasn’t satisfied with the plea deal made on his behalf in 2008. Still Epstein agreed to sign…

Director Spike Jonze Draws from Stage Show For ‘Beastie Boys Story’

By Jonathon Norcross Spike Jonze is one of those filmmakers (like Martin Scorsese and Spike Lee) whose filmmaking talent transcends all genres and formats. He’s directed iconic music videos (including “Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys), stand-up specials, spellbinding narrative films,…

Martin Scorsese Assembled the Work of Greats to Make ‘No Direction Home’

By Gregory Crofton Jeff Rosen doesn’t like attention, at least that’s how it seems if you search for him on the Internet. But he’s Bob Dylan’s manager and his archivist, the one who sorts, categorizes and protects the piles of…

‘The Killing of America’ Puts a Mirror Up to our Country and its Reflection is Terrifying

By Gregory Crofton In 1982, well-known New York Times film critic Janet Maslin panned “The Killing of America.” She called it a “greatest hits approach … of real-life death scenes” and “obscene.” She was right about this documentary, but she…

Hilarious, insightful ‘Screwball’ explores baseball steroid scandal

By Jonathon Norcross Billy Corben’s documentary Screwball, now streaming on Netflix, is a delightfully horrifying story about a fake Miami doctor and the Major League Baseball steroid era. The film uses child actors in its recreations to portray a cast…

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