‘WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?’ Humanizes Fred Rogers by Telling the Truth, the Same Way He Worked with Children

By Gregory Crofton So what’s all the fuss about the new documentary on Fred Rogers, the host and creator of the PBS show for children “WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?” The arthouse theatre was packed when I watched the film,…

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…

‘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…

Errol Morris’ New Netflix DocuSeries ‘WORMWOOD’ Is Bloated But Good

By Gregory Crofton “WORMWOOD,” a new six-part documentary that premiered Friday on Netflix, feels like everything Errol Morris has been working toward his entire career. It came about because Netflix has deep pockets, and Morris is a big and important…

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