Monthly Archives: February 2012

Cell 211 (2009, 110 minutes, Rated R, in Spanish with subtitles) 4 out of 5 stars

Tense, gritty, and engaging from the opening frame. Juan Oliver (Alberto Ammann) is starting a new job as a prison guard at a high security jail. He goes in the day before he’s supposed to start to get the lay … Continue reading

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Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop (2011, 89 minutes, Rated R) 3 out of 5 stars

Relatively entertaining if not great documentary chronicling Conan O’Brien’s stage tour following his departure from The Tonight Show in early 2010. Part of the settlement offered to him by NBC included a gag order on any radio, TV, or internet … Continue reading

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Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008, 95 minutes, Not Rated (would be R)) 5 stars out of 5

As compelling and emotionally grueling as it gets. Kurt Kuenne‘s ode to his murdered friend, Dr. Andrew Bagby (and to Andrew’s child and parents), is easily one of the best documentaries I have ever seen but also one I am … Continue reading

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