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  • Unabomber - In His Own Words

    Unabomber - In His Own Words

    ★★★

    Ironically, Ted Kosinski,  who is better known as serial killer The Unabomber, isn’t all that interesting on the mic. He’s incredibly amiable as he speaks with a reporter from his prison cell where he will spend the rest of his natural born life, but he’s not exactly enthralling let alone mystifying. It’s the voices of others you probably won’t recognize circumventing Kosinski’s life from a happy baby to a withdrawn child, a teenager exhibiting signs of both genius and serious…

  • Know Your Enemy - Japan

    Know Your Enemy - Japan

    ★★★★

    Frank Capra World War II propaganda is amusing, frustrating, and as often times propaganda is, a half-truth.

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  • Tupac: Resurrection

    Tupac: Resurrection

    ★★★★½

    There’s been at least a half-a-dozen documentaries made about Tupac Amur Shakur, if not more, but TUPAC: RESURRECTION is the only one that really made a name for itself as a solid non-fiction film. Rather than cash-in on conspiracy theories revolving around his murder or produce a straight-to-video fluff piece director Lauren Lazin attempts to understand the wounded boy that lived inside the troubled entertainer resurrected through a specious voiceover narration re-edited from available interviews and sound bytes allowing the deceased icon to guide the audience through his contradictive iconography and even reflect on his own death, post mortem.

  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★

    Controversial, divisive, metaphorical -- even sardonic -- Darren Aronofsky's latest thriller recalls horror films of yore that make you internalize and process juxtaposed to the standardized and the wholly uninspired that at best can only make you externalize.