Daily Archives: October 19, 2018

Documentary Review: The Great Frederick Wiseman loses himself in “Monrovia, Indiana”

  “Brevity is the soul of wit,” the Immortal Bard wrote. Frederick Wiseman, the grand old man of documentary cinema and founding father of cinema verite, doesn’t go for wit, or brevity. His classic fly-on-the-wall documentaries — “Titicut Follies,” shot … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: A filmmaker looks at “The Long Shadow” of racism in America

Filmmaker Frances Causey was born in segregated Greensboro, N.C. in the early ’60s, “where white superiority was never questioned.” But with family in N.C. and Mississippi, with ancestral ties to slavery era Virginia, as an adult she pondered what she and … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “Halloween” chases the horror movie opening weekend record

It will lose, of course. The big screen version of Stephen King’s “It” did over $123 million. But a huge Thursday night points to the David Gordon Green/Danny McBride remake of John Carpenter’s iconic slasher tale earning $70 million on … Continue reading

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