KBO: keep buggering on! Awesome made for TV movie. Albert Finney is Winston Churchill; not too far removed from Daddy Warbucks (Annie.) Loved it!
 
 
James Miller and Saira Shah explore the effects of the Israel occupation on the youngest residents of the Gaza Strip. A project that cost one of the filmmakers their life. Sad story: great documentary.
 

BOARDWALK EMPIRE

10/03/2011

 
The second season promises to live up to the first. So many hard hard guys and gorgeous yet conniving dolls. Love it.
Official Site: http://www.hbo.com/boardwalk-empire/index.html
 
 
More than a heartbreaking documentary about the kidnapping and murder of an Afghan journalist: a rough but perfect example of the mess we've made.
Official Site: http://www.fixerdoc.com/
 

HOT COFFEE

07/28/2011

 
Frivolous lawsuits, tort reform: think it's a homegrown grassroots movement? This film reveals the truth about the corporate attempt, spearheaded by Bush & Rove, to limit citizens legal redress against corporations. Features the story of Jamie Leigh Jones vs. KBR (Haliburton.)

Offical Site: http://hotcoffeethemovie.com/
 

PUBLIC SPEAKING

07/11/2011

 
Writer, talker and New Yorker Fran Lebowitz sits for a cinematic portrait by Martin Scorcese. 

Official Site: http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/public-speaking
Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Public_Speaking/70176844?trkid=496624
 
 
Just when I'm about to cancel HBO, they trot out this engrossing documentary about chess superstar and possibly schizophrenic Bobby Fisher and his world championship of 1972.  Next up: a documentary about John McEnroe & Bjorn Borg 1980. HBO: how can I let you go?
 
 
HBO Boxing: great fight!

http://www.hbo.com/boxing/index.html
 

Read a book!

05/13/2011

 
Why did I put Blue Valentine in my queue? Gave it a shot, but quickly realized that this was two hours that I'd rather spend reading a good book: Cleopatra, A Life, by Stacy Schiff. Makes me want to watch HBO's Rome, again! Although I wasn't enamored with their casting of Cleopatra...
 

TEENAGE PAPARAZZO

05/01/2011

 
Actor turned director Adrian Grenier gets a lesson in parasociology in this entertaining documentary about our obsession with celebrities, and Grenier's relationship with a boy and his camera.

Official Site: http://www.teenagepaparazzo.com/
Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Teenage_Paparazzo/70116680?trkid=496624#height2119