Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures (2016)

FENTON BAILEY, RANDY BARBATO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2016.  Film Manufacturers, HBO Documentary Films, World of Wonder Productions.  Cinematography by Mario Panagiotopoulos, Huy Truong.  Produced by Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Mona Card, Katharina Otto-Bernstein.  Music by David Benjamin Steinberg.  Production Design by James McGowan.  Film Editing by Langdon Page.   This film is reviewed at Magenta Magazine.  Click here to be redirected.

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Beware The Slenderman (2016)

IRENE TAYLOR BRODSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2016.  HBO Documentary Films, Vermilion Films.  Cinematography by Nick Midwig.  Produced by Irene Taylor Brodsky, Sophie Harris.  Film Editing by Gladys Murphy.   On a Saturday morning in May 2014, in the middle class suburban town of Waukesha, Wisconsin, a pre-teen named Payton Leutner, known as Bella, crawled her way to medical … More Beware The Slenderman (2016)

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Everything Is Copy (2015)

JACOB BERNSTEIN, NICK HOOKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2015.  HBO Documentary Films, Home Box Office, Loveless.  Screenplay by Jacob Bernstein.  Cinematography by Bradford Young.  Produced by Carly Hugo, Matthew Parker.  Music by Joel Goodman.  Film Editing by Bob Eisenhardt.   Nora Ephron died in 2012 at the age of 71 of leukemia, and the shocking news of her death was compounded … More Everything Is Copy (2015)

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Gideon’s Army

BBBB (out of 5) Public defenders have been a federal right for anyone brought to trial ever since the 1963 case of Clarence Earl Gideon, who was arrested for petty thievery and received a harsh sentence due to his inability to pay for a lawyer. Today, there are thousands of public defenders around the country … More Gideon’s Army

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Citizenfour

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Filmmaker Laura Poitras’ career of politically incendiary films had already made her a target for government watch lists when she began work on a film examining the change in practices of the intelligence community post-9/11. Early in pre-production she begins to receive encrypted emails from a source insisting that they meet … More Citizenfour

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Roman Polanski: Wanted And Desired

BBB.5 (out of 5) It’s one of the most notorious celebrity-related crime cases in history, so confused by rumour and hearsay that this film’s desire to set the record straight is admirable to say the least. Roman Polanski was already an established superstar filmmaker when police arrested him for unlawful sexual intercourse with a thirteen … More Roman Polanski: Wanted And Desired

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