movie of the moment…

MaryAnn’s quick take: The performances are terrific, the evocation of the period striking, but The Many Saints of Newark feels redundant, more GoodFellas-lite than The Sopranos, and with several TV seasons’ worth of story crammed in. Read the review…

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My Octopus Teacher documentary review: out of the way, human (#Netflix) - This otherwise gorgeous nature documentary is marred by the banal self-therapy of its human protagonist... and he is nowhere near as interesting as the manic pixie dream octopus who changes his life.

movies for the resistance

The Body Fights Back documentary review: food for thought - Honest, compassionate, and very necessary, this is a provocation, a challenge to our individual and cultural preconceived notions about and neurotic relationships to food, weight, and body image.

on vod in us

The Truffle Hunters documentary review: following a passion right into the ground - One of the best documentaries I’ve ever seen. Delightful in its simplicity and profound in its wisdom. Specific yet universal, it’s an empathetic portrait of charming subjects. It’s also really funny.

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