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So far Daniel Glenn has created 55 blog entries.

Pervert Park

This winner of the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Impact at Sundance is a bold call for mercy and empathy, but it could be too upsetting for many viewers.

By |June 3rd, 2016|Documentary|0 Comments

The Idol

A biopic of Palestinian singer Mohammed Assaf, star of Arab Idol, and his bumpy road to success.

By |May 22nd, 2016|Biopic, Musical|0 Comments

Elstree 1976

A collection of interviews with background actors and bit players from the original Star Wars , some of whom have managed to turn their work on the film into a lifelong source of pride and income.

By |May 5th, 2016|DVD/Streaming/On Demand, Pop Culture|0 Comments

Tribeca 2016 Award Winners

The following films illustrate the range of the festival. They are four different examples of how filmmakers handle difficult subject matter (whether it’s hard to comprehend or hard to stomach).

By |May 2nd, 2016|Political, Tribeca Film Festival|1 Comment

Our Last Tango

Director German Kral marvelously layers reenactments in his documentary of tango superstars María Nieves and Juan Carlos Copes, offering a a tribute to two worthy artists and a depiction of what happens when the music goes silent.

By |April 17th, 2016|Documentary|0 Comments

Emelie

Emelie preys on our nightmares and so has more in common with thrillers like Rosemary’s Baby than current pulpy horror flicks. Its scares are strongest when they’re coming from what’s hidden, and from what’s left unsaid.

By |March 4th, 2016|DVD/Streaming/On Demand, Horror, Top Picks|0 Comments

Troublemakers

In the late 1960s, a handful of artists garnered attention for using land as both subject and material. Installation pieces featuring rocks and dirt started cropping up in galleries, and much larger works were created in remote areas of the American Southwest. Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art casts light on this moment in art […]

By |January 19th, 2016|Arts|0 Comments

Straight Outta Compton

“What does N.W.A. stand for, huh? No whites allowed?” So asks Jerry Heller (Paul Giamatti), as he sets out to manage what would become one of the most important hip-hop acts of all time: Niggaz Wit Attitudes.

N.W.A. was a supergroup in reverse, with many of its members becoming solo stars after it broke up. Ice […]

By |January 8th, 2016|Biopic, Musical|0 Comments

Boy and the World

There’s no intelligible dialogue in this animated odyssey about a nameless boy who leaves his home in the countryside in search of his father, but it still manages to speak to the heart. The father has left for the city to find work, and his lonely son undertakes a dreamlike pursuit. Growing in sinister stature […]

By |December 11th, 2015|Animated, South American, Top Picks|0 Comments