349 posts categorized "Documentary"

March 28, 2022

DANNY SAYS

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ColeSmithey.comLegendary rock publicist Danny Fields tells tales out of school in this rollicking documentary.

The New York City rock scene would not have levitated as it did without Danny Fields.

Oh the stories.

Jim Morrison's and Nico's meet cute. 

Paving success for Leonard Cohen and Judy Collins.

Andy Warhol was not a nice person.

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Sex, drugs, and complicated relationships play out under an umbrella of fantastic music and cultural shifts.

Cuteness counts.

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"Amusing politics and great hair."

"Blood, lust, sweat, cum, and vigor."

Taste equals success baby.

Not Rated. 104 mins.

4 Stars

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March 26, 2022

ADRIENNE

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ColeSmithey.comHeartbreaker.

Adrienne Shelley was a force of nature. 

She made her mark as an actress in Hal Hartley movies before turning to writing and directing.

The film "Waitress" was her swan song. A successful Broadway version followed.

Tragically, Adrienne Shelley's life was cut short at the age of 40 by a thieving 19-year-old construction worker at her West Village office. 

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Adrienne's widowed husband Andy Ostroy crafted this loving documentary to celebrate her life, and to confront her killer in prison.

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Devastating.

NYC is dangerous town.

Not Rated. 98 mins. 

4 Stars

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March 20, 2022

ATTICA

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Welcome!

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AtticaNo justice 'till Brooklyn.

When Al Pacino’s Sonny Wortzik walks from the bank shouting “Attica, Attica!” at the gathered throng in Sidney Lumet’s “Dog Day Afternoon,” it was powerful code that the crowd and cops understood.

Those citizens knew the atrocities committed by a racist American authoritarian militia willing to kill its own members so long as they got to savor an orgy of killing black prisoners like shooting pickles in a barrel. 

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More unspeakable brutalities followed.

Sick depravity.

Vomiting may occur.

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Authorities rewriting history as it's being made is nothing new.

What do you know? 

Rated TV-MA. 116 mins. 

5 Stars

COLE SMITHEY

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