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Film: When Comedy Went to School (2013)

Film: When Comedy Went to School (2013)

May 22, 2014 | By

From the forties to the seventies, several generations of comedians worked the hotels at the Catskills (known as the Borscht Belt) to a tough crowd of largely Jewish vacationers wanting a lively yet familial atmosphere far away from the clamour of big cities like New York City…

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TJFF 2014: Nat Hentoff and the Pleasures of Being Out of Step

TJFF 2014: Nat Hentoff and the Pleasures of Being Out of Step

May 19, 2014 | By

TJFF 2014: review of David L. Lewis’ detailed documentary on jazz and Civil Rights journalist Nat Hentoff.

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Film: Pleasures of Being Out of Step, The (2013)

Film: Pleasures of Being Out of Step, The (2013)

May 19, 2014 | By

Veteran journalist David L. Lewis makes his feature-length debut with this extensive documentary on Nat Hentoff, a journalist known primarily for his dual outlets – an astute writer of jazz, and defender of the First Amendment and combatant against social injustice…

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Woody Allen’s Crimes and Misdemeanors + TJFF 2014: Claire Bloom

Woody Allen’s Crimes and Misdemeanors + TJFF 2014: Claire Bloom

May 19, 2014 | By

Two related reviews: Woody Allen’s Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) makes its debut on Blu (Twilight Time) + a doc on Claire Bloom, recently screened at TJFF 2014.

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Film: British Legends of Stage and Screen – Claire Bloom (2012)

Film: British Legends of Stage and Screen – Claire Bloom (2012)

May 19, 2014 | By

Detailed interview with a reflective Claire Bloom, actress of stage, screen, and classic TV productions…

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TJFF 2014: From Hollywood to Nuremberg – John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens (2012)

TJFF 2014: From Hollywood to Nuremberg – John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens (2012)

May 15, 2014 | By

TJFF 2014: review of Christian Delage’s excellent documentary From Hollywood to Nuremberg – John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens (2012).

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Film: From Hollywood to Nuremberg – John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens (2012)

Film: From Hollywood to Nuremberg – John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens (2012)

May 15, 2014 | By

Detailed background and chronicle of the U.S. Army’s First Motion Picture Unit, headed by John Ford and aided by fellow directors George Stevens and Samuel Fuller who together documented the D-Day landings, and the liberation of Europe and Nazi concentration camps…

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HOT DOCS 2014: Review Set 4

HOT DOCS 2014: Review Set 4

May 5, 2014 | By

Hot Docs 2014 Reviews, Set 4, include: The Agreement / Forhandleren (2013), The Beijing Ants (2013), Everything Will Be (2014), The Sower / Le Semeur (2013) and What is Left? (2014). Also: what’s coming soon!

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