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…

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…

Definitive Doc on Superstar Golfer in ‘Tiger’ but Shortcomings are Baked In

By Jonathon Norcross “Tiger” is a two-part HBO documentary on the life and career of superstar golfer Tiger Woods. Produced by Alex Gibney and directed by Matthew Hamachek and Matthew Heineman, the choice of filmmakers was criticized prior to the…

Where Do White People Come From?

A Review of “Killing In Thy Name” a Rage Against the Machine and The Ummah Chroma Collaboration By Chris Durai The concept of a cross burning has always confused me. In RATM’s new video, self described as “a fire escape…

‘Babenco: Tell Me When I Die’ is a Masterpiece About Loving Life

By Gregory Crofton How do you make a film about life when you’re dying? Héctor Babenco somehow figured it out. “I don’t know what came first, filming or being alive,” he says. “As if by filming, you’re living an extra…

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