SundanceNow Doc Club Opens Its Catalog Up to Fiction Films

By Gregory Crofton SundanceNow Doc Club, the high bar for streaming critically acclaimed and festival-winning documentaries online, recently opened its gate to fiction films. What does this mean for the genre? Is it a slight tip of the scale that…

‘ICEBERG SLIM: PORTRAIT OF A PIMP’ ~ Sex for Sale Man Who Became a Best Selling Author

Robert Beck, also known as Iceberg Slim, is the man who started it all. He took black culture, wrote it down, with the help of his wife, and turned it into commercial success. Like many black artists, Slim didn’t receive…

‘GORE VIDAL: THE MAN WHO SAID NO’: On the ’82 Campaign Trail

By Gregory Crofton Gore Vidal, a well-known, openly gay, historical writer and political commentator, decided to run for the United States Senate to represent California in 1982. (His great-grandfather served as a U.S. senator from Oklahoma in the 1920s and…

‘JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI’: Food and Family Documentary that Lives Up to Its Hype

By Gregory Crofton My sister recommended JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI. I started it, got through about 20 minutes, but I was too tired to watch a movie and shut it off. I revisited it last night and couldn’t get enough.…

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