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Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger

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  • July 10, 2014 9:25 PM
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Whitey Bulger-Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary
Joe Berlinger’s documentary ‘Whitey’ is so hard-hitting and compelling, you can’t take your eyes off the screen.

Life Itself

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  • July 4, 2014 12:00 AM
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‘Life Itself’ is the story of a born journalist who had a profound impact on popular culture, and then made an even greater contribution when he was robbed of his ability to speak.

Remembering Roger Ebert…With His Wife Chaz

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  • June 30, 2014 2:10 PM
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Life Itself Documentary-Chaz Ebert
What makes ‘Life Itself’ so impressive is the way Roger and Chaz Ebert opened themselves up to documentarian Steve James during and after Roger’s penultimate hospital stay in Chicago.

Bound By Flesh

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  • June 27, 2014 9:40 PM
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Bound by Flesh-Daisy and Violet Hilton
The Leslie Zemeckis documentary 'Bound by Flesh,' candidly explores the challenging, often tumultuous, life story of conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton.

A Documentary Tribute To A Great Cartoonist

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  • June 10, 2014 2:21 AM
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Born Dead-Still Weird-Documentary-Gahan Wilson
Discover Gahan Wilson in this gem of a documentary: 'Born Dead, Still Weird' by Steven-Charles Jaffe.

Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon

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  • June 6, 2014 2:28 PM
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Shep Gordon touring with Alice Cooper back in the day
The Mike Myers documentary ‘Supermensch’ is often hilarious, but it ultimately provides food for thought about the quest for happiness and meaning in life.

The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden

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  • April 4, 2014 3:03 PM
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Truth is usually stranger, and often more intriguing, than fiction, and this well-told narrative is a perfect example.

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

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  • February 21, 2014 12:00 AM
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The best way to remember, and celebrate, the late, great Elaine Stritch would be to watch this recent documentary portrait (and her one-woman show, 'Elaine Stritch at Liberty'.”

Tim’s Vermeer

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  • January 31, 2014 6:55 PM
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An improbable subject has inspired a unique documentary which comes with an unusual pedigree: it was produced by those inventive magicians Penn and Teller, and directed by Teller. (Photo by Luren Jenison)

Bettie Page Reveals All

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  • November 29, 2013 12:00 AM
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Mark Mori has created a film that, at one time, would have been deemed impossible: a thorough, even-handed chronicle of the pin-up queen’s life...

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