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THE VIETNAM WAR: must see for everyone (and available through Sunday)

The new PBS documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, The Vietnam War, is one of the best documentaries of the century and a superb history lesson, crucial to understand the America of today.  It’s a Must See for Baby … Continue reading

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Mel Brooks: Make a Noise: a master looks back

PBS’s American Master series is airing the documentary Mel Brooks: Make a Noise, which reviews the career of master filmmaker Mel Brooks.  In particular, we glimpse inside the making of such masterpieces as The Producers (one of my Greatest Movies of All … Continue reading

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Detropia: urban plight

Detropia, the absorbing documentary about the plight of contemporary Detroit, will be broadcast on PBS’s Independent Lens beginning May 27.  Detropia tells a compelling story in an unexpected and effective way. Before watching the film, I knew that Detroit has … Continue reading

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Pearl Jam Twenty: a good first 43 minutes…

Just watched Pearl Jam Twenty on the PBS series American Masters.  It’s Cameron Crowe’s (Almost Famous) documentary on the formation and rise of the band Pearl Jam.  My initial test for any rock band documentary is whether it’s better than … Continue reading

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