Documentary

Citizenfour (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy “We are building the biggest weapon for oppression in the history of mankind.” I wish I could tell you this quotation is from the newest dystopian science fiction blockbuster about to hit the big screen, but, unfortunately, this alarming excerpt is the all too truthful and ominous warning given to us by […]

No No: A Dockumentary (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy In the psychedelic decade of the 1970’s, no athlete partied harder than Pittsburgh Pirates’ star pitcher Dock Ellis. An eccentric character with a propensity for illegal substances, Ellis’ career highlight was MLB’s most infamous no-hitter. Flamboyant and unapologetically forthright, Ellis was an outspoken advocate for the rights of players and African Americans, […]

Tomato Republic (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Jacksonville, TX is a sleepy little East Texas town located thirty miles south of Tyler, TX. Best known for their tomatoes (and what seems like the near constant rustle and moan of the freight trains that barrel through the center of town every hour, day and night), it would seem that Jacksonville […]

Jodorowsky’s Dune (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Back in 1984, directing luminary David Lynch attempted to tackle one of the most dense and heralded science fiction novels of the time, Dune. Unfortunately, despite good intentions, Lynch’s Dune was and is still seen by many as an ambitious failure. What many movie fans back then were unaware of was Lynch […]

Bears (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Disneynature, the studio that created documentaries about African cats and chimpanzees, is back with an entertaining glimpse at the harrowing first year of two newborn bear cubs. Set in the magnificently remote wilderness of the Alaskan peninsula, Bears is a touching and exhilarating look at the hazardous journey a mother brown bear […]

20 Feet From Stardom (2013)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy You don’t know their names, but their prodigious impact on the history of rock ‘n roll is undeniable. 20 Feet From Stardom is a fascinating documentary that explores the essential, yet, at times, thankless profession of the background singer. Through interviews with a group of featured backup vocalists and the legendary artists […]

The Imposter (2012)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy On June 13th, 1994 a 13-year-old boy named Nicholas Barclay goes missing from his rural neighborhood located just north of San Antonio, TX. For the next three years, the Barclay family searches in vain to find their missing child, when miraculously they are contacted by officials located in Spain who have information […]