Garret Kriston

Garret Kriston

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Favorite films

  • The World's Greatest Sinner
  • Emma Mae
  • Bless Their Little Hearts
  • It's Pat

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  • Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads

    ★★★★½

  • Sembène: The Making of African Cinema

    ★★★½

  • Black Girl

    ★★★½

  • Art Blakey: The Jazz Messenger

    ★★★½

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  • The Black Godfather

    The Black Godfather

    ★★★★½

    I recall the title and poster of The Black Godfather building up expectations in my head for a cartoonish sleazefest cut from the same cloth as films like The Candy Tangerine Man and The Mack (both classics, let's be clear).

    Not too surprisingly, the studio changed the original title Power to Spare unbeknownst to writer/director/producer John Evans, who is working in a more commercial mode than in his previous efforts, the short documentary piece Huey P. Newton: Prelude to Revolution

  • Eat the Document

    Eat the Document

    ★★★★★

    Compared to a host of other Rock Doc Canon Classics that happen to feature Bob Dylan in some capacity, Eat the Document tends to be regarded as a mythic yet barely watchable curio, and much like Dylan’s later Renaldo & Clara, its “diehards only” appeal is underlined by the sub-bootleg VHS sourced DVD-R quality that curious parties have little choice but to endure.

    But while sitting through R&C will always be a herculean chore, Eat the Document has endured for me…

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  • Travelin' Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall

    Travelin' Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall

    ★★★★½

    A+ Netflix content, right here. Maybe all this footage has been on YouTube in some form, but it's new to me, since I've barely seen any moving images of these jokers, despite having been a fan my whole life.

    Few, if any displeasing aesthetic missteps, with narration by The Dude, who mostly stays out of the way. No obtrusive talking head interviews. If they'd shown more "Ramble Tamble" rehearsal footage from the room where the Cosmo's Factory album art was…

  • It's Pat

    It's Pat

    ★★★★★

    I am fully convinced that It's Pat is the most unfairly maligned film in the history of cinema. Even Cabin Boy has amassed a loyal cult of defenders over the years. It also made a few million dollars more at the box office despite also being considered a bomb relegated to instant punchline status, while the numbers pulled in by It's Pat are stunningly low by comparison, although this was largely due to being immediately pulled from the few theaters…

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