DOC NYC: ‘LAST FLIGHT HOME’ Brings the Right to Die Issue into Your Living Room

By Gregory Crofton Eli Timoner was a successful man in charge of his life. He also cared about the people around him and didn’t dodge difficult fights, even if they were political in nature. But then something bad and unexpected…

DOC NYC: This Vermont College was the Place to Be for Young American Writers in the 1980s

THE END OF THE WORLD By Gregory Crofton Former Vanity Fair writer Matt Tyrnauer’s (Studio 54, Where’s My Roy Cohn?) new doc “The End of the World” examines what made Bennington College a very liberal and an especially good place…

LOAN WOLVES: One Man Gets to the Bottom of the $2 Trillion Student Loan Crisis

By Gregory Crofton Why would “Loan Wolves” director Blake Zeff dare take on the story of our more than 20 year, nearly $2 trillion dollar student loan crisis? Zeff, a former politics editor for Salon, has spent years of his…

This Band of Brothers from Jersey Went Big Time by Respecting the Music

By Gregory Crofton Does power exist in the words and actions of a high school music teacher? You bet. Especially if he is an ex-Marine and plays saxophone. “Banded Together: The Boys from Glen Rock High” is a trip back…

THIS ‘FIRE OF LOVE’ NEVER ERUPTS

By Gregory Crofton I went to see “Fire of Love” the other night here in Nashville at the Belcourt Theatre, a movie with a 99% approval rating from Rotten Tomatoes critics. Enough volcano documentaries have already been made, but I…

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