‘Finding Kendrick Johnson’ investigates a covered up murder that’s heart-breaking and maddening

By Gregory Crofton Director Jason Pollock (Stranger Fruit) is back with another indie doc that investigates the sudden death, and probable murder, of a young Black man. The 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson was found dead in a high school gym, his…

‘WOODSTOCK 99’ Offers Up Shocking Archival Footage Along With a Heavy Dose of Morality

By Jonathon Norcross Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage is the first installment in HBO’s freshly launched Music Box docuseries. Executive produced by Bill Simmons, the creator of ESPN’s wildly successful 30 for 30 series, Music Box aims to do…

Anthony Bourdain Travels Through His Heart of Darkness in ‘ROADRUNNER’

By Gregory Crofton Director Morgan Neville (40 Feet from Stardom, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?) was on a mission with this film to help the world deal with the sudden death of chef, author and television star Anthony Bourdain at…

‘The Doors – When You’re Strange’ is a Profound Archival Rock Doc that Inspires and Needs to be Shown in Theaters

By Gregory Crofton “I notice that when people are joking they are usually dead serious, and when they’re dead serious it’s usually pretty funny,” says lead singer Jim Morrison in the “The Doors – When You’re Strange,” a documentary from…

Remote Ireland Turns Foreboding then Deadly in ‘Sophie: A Murder in West Cork’

By Gregory Crofton Artists and feminists and many others from around the world discover Schull, a small Irish town west of Cork, and then decide to make it their home. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside, all next to the…

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