Jane Goodall Pic, ‘Kedi’, ‘Vietnam War’ Take Top Trophies at Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards
Nov03

Jane Goodall Pic, ‘Kedi’, ‘Vietnam War’ Take Top Trophies at Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards

As far as awards shows go, it’s a baby – and the second annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards also had a unique confluence of circumstances in that the two top prizes were given to documentaries focused on animals. “Jane,” the Brett Morgen-directed film about the legendary primatologist Jane Goodall took the top prize in ceremonies held at BRIC in Brooklyn November 2 that were hosted by Penn Gillette. The documentary “Kedi,”...

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Groundbreakers: Writers Who Moved Hearts and Minds on TV and in Film
Nov02

Groundbreakers: Writers Who Moved Hearts and Minds on TV and in Film

“All in the Family.” “black-ish.” The West Wing.” “In Living Color.” “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” “The Color Purple.” “Schindler’s List.” “The China Syndrome. “Get Out.” What these and other impactful television shows and films have in common is that they touch upon deep and important issues in our society, personally, politically and culturally– topics like racial discrimination, environmentalism, LGBT rights, disability...

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Third Annual Carney Awards Honor Macy, Malick, Fichtner, Kind and Berkeley
Oct31

Third Annual Carney Awards Honor Macy, Malick, Fichtner, Kind and Berkeley

You’ve seen their faces, but you may or may not know their names, much less how to spell them. They are generally known as character actors, some of the finest thespians around on television and in film. Five of these actors were honored Sunday night for their outstanding achievements at the third annual Carney Awards. Art Carney is generally recognized as one of entertainment’s greatest character actors on the big and small screens,...

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New Film Reveals Secrets and Insights Behind Steven Spielberg’s Legendary Career
Oct10

New Film Reveals Secrets and Insights Behind Steven Spielberg’s Legendary Career

It’s everything you thought you knew about Steven Spielberg – and a whole lot more. In less than the running time of perhaps his most critically acclaimed film, “Schindler’s List,” a new documentary takes a deep dive into the life of a filmmaker who began to indelibly shape and change popular culture more than 40 years ago with the summer blockbuster “Jaws.”   The two-and-a-half hour film,...

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Clive Davis Documentary Traverses 50 Years of Music History
Oct03

Clive Davis Documentary Traverses 50 Years of Music History

Janis Joplin, Santana, Michael Bolton and Whitney Houston. A montage of performances by these artists kicks off the compelling new documentary, “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives.” Those artists, along with Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Aerosmith, Alicia Keys, Barry Manilow and The Notorious B.I.G. are just some of music’s superstars whom the legendary record executive and producer has introduced to the...

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