Posts Tagged ‘Documentary’
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The Lost Leonardo

This splendid documentary examines the journey of a purported lost masterpiece, but is also a whodunit about the shadowy hidden world that is international art dealing.

Another Take: ReelBob: ‘Val’ ★★★★½

By Bob Bloom A poignancy, which I will describe later, hangs over the wild and unfettered documentary “Val.” The movie is compiled from thousands of hours of home movies, videotapes and film reels shot by actor Val Kilmer. It examines not just his life and career, but his Quixotic search for absolute artistic truth. Throughout […]

Another Take: ReelBob: ‘Val’ ★★★★½

By Bob Bloom A poignancy, which I will describe later, hangs over the wild and unfettered documentary “Val.” The movie is compiled from thousands of hours of home movies, videotapes and film reels shot by actor Val Kilmer. It examines not just his life and career, but his Quixotic search for absolute artistic truth. Throughout […]

Summer of Love (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Director Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson creates a lovely soul tapestry of performances, crowd reactions, attendees and musicians who were at the greatest concert event you never heard of and a history lesson of Harlem.

New to View: June 22

By Bob Bloom The following titles are being released on Tuesday, June 22, unless otherwise noted: Nobody (Blu-ray + DVD + digital) Details: 2021, Universal Studios Home Entertainment Rated: R, bloody images, strong violence, language, drug use The lowdown: “Nobody” lulls you into false expectations. The film opens with a montage of the daily, routine […]

ReelBob: ‘Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It’ ★★★★★

By Bob Bloom Rita Moreno is considered a national treasure — a multitalented performer who has had success in every medium — and has the Awards — Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony — to prove it. But the path Moreno had to climb to reach that peak was steep and strewn with obstacles and adversity. […]

New to View: May 11

By Bob Bloom The following titles are being released on Tuesday, May 11, unless otherwise noted: The Mauritanian (Blu-ray + DVD + digital) Details: 2021, Universal Studios Home Entertainment Rated: R, sexual assault, violence, language The lowdown: This is a movie that stirs passions and reopens old wounds. It is based on the book “Guantánamo […]

New to View: March 30

By Bob Bloom The following titles are being released on Tuesday, March 30, unless otherwise indicated: Wonder Woman 1984 (4K UHD + Blu-ray + digital) Details: 2020, Warner Home Entertainment Rated: PG-13, action, violence The lowdown: “Wonder Woman 1984” is a solid movie, but it lacks the awe and majesty of its 2017 predecessor. Like […]