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Ken Burns, Alex Gibney and Julien Temple headline the Toronto International Film Festival's documentary lineup this year, a program that also features work by Marina Zenovich and Matthew Cooke. Fans of nonfiction film can take in movies on everything...
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 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review"Promised Land" (2012, R, 106 min., $29.98). This past year was a busy one for Western Pennsylvania, as far as the film business goes. A movie that slid under the radar was "Promised Land," which starred Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, John Krasinski and...
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...
Tags: Justice System, Defendants, AIDS, PBS (tv network), Central Park
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...
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...
Tags: Justice System, Defendants, AIDS, Punishment, PBS (tv network)
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" 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...
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,"...
"Playing for Keeps" employs every cliché in the PG-13 romantic comedy playbook. But the comedy is in short supply as the laughs prove to be few and far between. The end result is a big, steaming bowl of romantic mush with little connection to the...
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: Documentary (genre), Ken Burns, Ed Koch, Central Park
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