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The Vine: February 15, 2017
February 15, 2017 – 8:21 AM | 21 Comments
The Vine: February 15, 2017

Help! I love love true crime, but ever since I had a baby I get weepy when I hear about murder (especially kids or their parents dying).

31/31: Beautiful Darling
January 31, 2015 – 9:27 AM | No Comment
31/31: <em>Beautiful Darling</em>

Beautiful Darling has a sweet nostalgic sadness to it, like its subject, the former James Slattery who became a Warhol-Factory “Superstar.”

19/31: Happy Valley
January 19, 2015 – 7:06 PM | 4 Comments
19/31: <em>Happy Valley</em>

“We all want to think that we live in a better world than we do.”

18/31: Finding Vivian Maier
January 18, 2015 – 9:06 AM | 6 Comments
18/31: <em>Finding Vivian Maier</em>

I watch many many documentaries, so I think a lot about the relationship between form and function, build and subject.

12/31: Smash His Camera
January 12, 2015 – 10:12 PM | No Comment
12/31: <em>Smash His Camera</em>

Or, “The Amour Fou-to Between Jackie O And The Godfather Of American Paparazzi.”

3/31: The Art Of The Steal
January 3, 2015 – 9:00 AM | 3 Comments
3/31: <em>The Art Of The Steal</em>

My father observed years ago that the best you can hope for from the government is a C-plus, an idea I’ve come back to many times.

The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: Hoop Dreams
December 5, 2014 – 11:45 AM | 5 Comments
The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>Hoop Dreams</em>

The docu classic got jobbed by Oscar 20 years ago. Will it get a PFM Couch Of Fame cushion?

26/31: The Interrupters
December 27, 2011 – 8:58 PM | 3 Comments
26/31: <I>The Interrupters</I>

Steve James documentaries get you inside. By the end of a James film — Hoop Dreams, Stevie, the inexplicably non-shortlisted The Interrupters — you know the subjects like cousins. You care what happens to them, …

22/31: The Woodmans
December 22, 2011 – 3:04 PM | 4 Comments
22/31: <I>The Woodmans</I>

The Woodmans is a really interesting movie and also an uncomfortable mess, much like one of its subjects, and I don’t quite know how to go about reviewing it, or even describing how I reacted …

18/31: Incident at Oglala: The Leonard Peltier Story
December 19, 2011 – 11:00 PM | 2 Comments
18/31: <I>Incident at Oglala: The Leonard Peltier Story</I>

John Douglas has a line in The Cases That Haunt Us where he’s wrapping up the Lindbergh case, and after reviewing all the evidence, disputed and otherwise, he’s like, “So, did Hauptmann do it? I …