One of the toughest decisions every athlete makes is knowing when to hang up their cleats and call it a career. The baseball documentary Late Life: The Chien-Ming Wang Story, covers the final stages of pitcher Chien-Ming Wang and his attempt to return to the big leagues. The film is an intimate look at the... Continue Reading →
Six years ago, Dave Grohl released his documentary Sound City on January 31, 2013. The film was not only notable for its exploration of the famous Van Nuys studio's history, but for its soundtrack. In some instances, the Sound City soundtrack tied into work that was created in the studio. In others, it was just an excuse to bring great performers together.
On August 20, 1940 Winston Churchill addressed the House of Commons. The Prime Minister proclaimed to the body “Never was so much owed by so many to so few.” He was referring to the men and women of the Royal Air Force who flew against Adolf Hitler’s formidable Luftwaffe. The powerful new Spitfire documentary looks... Continue Reading →
The Netflix crime documentary The Keepers is a true-crime series that goes far beyond most films of its genre. A murdered nun, sexual abuse, and decades of cover-ups on behalf of the Catholic Church are the central topics of the Netflix miniseries that is not a traditional whodunnit. The Keepers offers a sobering look at the... Continue Reading →
Before I watched the Netflix World War 2 documentary Five Came Back, I had never considered the experiences of the men behind the cameras that documented the conflict. In an age were events do not happen without simultaneous broadcast from Fox News or CNN, it is easy to forget that the grainy footage of D-Day... Continue Reading →