Showtime’s Richard Pryor Doc Forgets the Comedy and Humanity

I laughed hard at the start of “RICHARD PRYOR: OMIT THE LOGIC.” But as the documentary got rolling it turned into more of a tabloid take on the comedian’s harrowing life — one packed with drugs, alcohol and numerous marriages…

‘DETROPIA’: An Arty Meditation, Good for a Slow Sunday

By Gregory Crofton Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing’s documentary (they made the Oscar-nominated JESUS CAMP) about the implosion of Detroit – is not lousy, but it’s not very good either. I’ve been suspicious of this documentary since I laid eyes…

In the Studio: Dinosaur Jr. ‘FARM’

Pitchfork checked in with Dinosaur Jr. during the recording of their LP, Farm. Watch a full version of new song “I Don’t Wanna Go There.” Plus they talk about the influence of The Black Crow’s “Amorica” and there’s some classic…

The Last Day of John Denver

Pop music superstar John Denver died in a plane crash in his early 50s when his plane ran out of fuel and he couldn’t reach the reserve tank to flip it on. This is a documentary about his last day…

THE OUTCASTS

BBC documentary from 1985 about life as a member of a motorcycle biker club called The Outcasts.

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