Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song (2001)

DAVID RIVA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Germany/USA, 2001.  APG, ApolloMedia Distribution, Associated Producers Group Inc., D&K Productions Inc., Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Gemini Film, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Ostdeutscher Rundfunk Brandenburg, Talent Network Media GmbH, Turner Classic Movies, United Artists. Screenplay by Karin Kearns.  Cinematography by Adolfo Bartoli, Christine Burrill, Uli Kudicke.  Produced by Karin Kearns, H.W….

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Stevie

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Steve James follows his magnificent Hoop Dreams with this blistering documentary about his reunion with former friend Stephen Fielding, whom he met while mentoring him as a Big Brother years earlier. Catching up with Stevie, James now finds a young man who is in constant trouble with the law and has…

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Hoop Dreams

BBBBB (out of 5) This incredible documentary is everything you’ve heard it is and more. It follows the lives of two inner city Chicago kids who want more than anything to play basketball for the NBA, but what it also does, and here’s where the film is elevated to masterpiece status, is give a wholly…

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