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We Are X

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X Japan is not just that country’s most successful band, it is also one of the oldest ones as it was originally formed way back in 1982. With their extreme outfits and outrageous hair styles, their brand of highly theatrical glam metal has made them iconic figures in Asia but they never ever been able … Continue reading




306 Hollywood

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  Visual artist siblings Elan and Jonathan Bogarin describe their very personal documentary about their maternal grandmother as ‘magical-realist’.  After she dies the pair persuade their mother to delay selling grandmother’s New Jersey house so they can conduct an ‘archaeological dig’ that will serve as an excavation into her life. Anette Ontel the matriarch of their … Continue reading



63 UP : Filmmaker Michael Apted’s monumental reality series that has followed 14 Brits now for 55 years

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  There seems to be  a very fine line between observer and voyeur as we watch ’63 Up’ the latest addition of Michael Apted’s extraordinary series of films that he  has been shooting for the past 55 years.  Following the lives of some 14 Brits every seven years,  the power of this precursor to the … Continue reading



A Ballerina’s Tale

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Documentarians could not possibly wish for better luck than that which befell on Nelson George when he was recently finishing up his profile on the ballerina Misty Copeland and it was announced that she was to become the first African-American soloist with the prestigious American Ballet Theater in over two decades. It’s a perfect ending to … Continue reading



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