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…

‘The Crime of the Century’ Shows How FDA Approved Language Led to Our Opioid Epidemic

By Gregory Crofton Opioid abuse has America in a death grip, and it’s been that way for decades. Why have we been so slow to respond to this massive public health problem? Money is the shortest answer. But Oscar-winning (Taxi…

‘Operation Varsity Blues’ Innovates and Entertains While Telling a Complex Story about the One Percent

By Gregory Crofton Director Chris Smith ( American Movie, Fyre) is back with another great documentary, “Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal,” which premiered Wednesday on Netflix. What sets this film apart, and helps move the genre forward, was…

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