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The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden

  • By Leonard Maltin
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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

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 21, 2014 12:00 AM
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You’d have to be inept not to get good material when you turn a camera on the irrepressible Elaine Stritch. Fortunately, first-time director Chiemi Karasawa earned the actress’ complete trust...

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

  • By Leonard Maltin
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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...

Eye-Opening Documentaries

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 14, 2013 12:00 AM
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The sheer number of documentaries being made, and released, these days is daunting and some are truly out of the ordinary. (Photo Courtesy of The Girls in the Band)

The Square

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 5, 2013 3:12 PM
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Jehane Noujaim's "The Square" is a riveting, eye-opening experience, told with empathy and immediacy.

Not Yet Begun To Fight

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 1, 2013 12:02 AM
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This is not a slickly packaged reality-show experience. Through the filmmakers, Shasta Grenier and Sabrina Lee, we become witnesses to an evolutionary process.

Casting By

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 1, 2013 12:00 AM
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the formation of a Casting Directors’ branch, just as Tom Donahue’s outstanding documentary "Casting By" is building an audience.

Bridegroom

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 18, 2013 12:03 AM
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Bloodworth Thomason's film is effective because it tells one couple’s story and allows it to implicitly represent thousands of others.

AKA Doc Pomus

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 4, 2013 12:02 AM
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Did you know that the enduring rock ‘n’ roll ballad “Save the Last Dance For Me” was written by someone who could not dance? Stricken with polio at the age of 6, Jerome Felder spent much of his life on crutches or in a wheelchair.

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