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"The Central Park Five" is an unusually good documentary about an outlandish miscarriage of justice. On an April night in 1989, Trisha Meili was beaten, raped and left for dead not far from a path in Manhattan's Central Park. Five boys between the...
WASHINGTON -- From Tom Paine's "Common Sense" to Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" to Martin Luther King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail," American history is replete with examples of printed words accelerating social justice. Still, from...
From Tom Paine's "Common Sense" to Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" to Martin Luther King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail," American history is replete with examples of printed words accelerating social justice. Still, from Mathew Brady's 1862...
For astonishing injustice put to rest, at long last, the moviegoer has at least two options. One: "Les Miserables." And two: "West of Memphis," a strong, blood-boiling documentary from director Amy Berg, who made the similarly fine "Deliver Us From Evil,"...
Well, it'll be a while before we get to see the film that was voted best picture of 2012 by the New York Film Critics Circle on Monday: Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," which deals with the hunt for O. bin Laden. It doesn't open in wide circulation...
*** (out of four) Hindsight can be awfully depressing and frequently chilling. You may already know the story of the five people in “The Central Park Five.” On April 19, 1989, a woman jogging in New York’s Central Park was beaten and...
Tags: Central Park, Documentary (genre), Ken Burns, Ed Koch
24 Frames“The Central Park Five,” a devastating new documentary directed by Ken Burns, David McMahon and Sarah Burns that is premiering out of competition at Cannes, examines the truth around the savage beating and rape of a New York jogger. Five black...
"The Americans" and its channel, FX, led the pack in the Television Critics Assn. awards nominations, announced Monday morning. The first season of the Cold War spy drama starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys grabbed four nominations, including a...
RedEyeThe last weekend of March offered up a bunch of TV events, but you ain't seen nothing yet. April 2013 brings showers of season and series premieres, finales and films to add to the already launched new seasons of "Game of Thrones," Doctor Who" and others....
The Central Park Five, PBS, $24.99; Blu-ray, $29.99 This documentary (made by Ken Burns, his daughter Sarah and her husband, David McMahon) revisits the racial tensions of '80s New York, via the story of a white, female investment banker who was raped...
WASHINGTON — From Tom Paine’s "Common Sense" to Harriet Beecher Stowe’s "Uncle Tom’s Cabin" to Martin Luther King’s "Letter from Birmingham Jail," American history is replete with examples of printed words accelerating social...
Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch died the same day a new documentary about his life and legacy opened in New York. "Koch," which will open in Southern California theaters beginning March 1, offers evidence that the combative mayor had mellowed...
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