‘Everybody Wants Some!!’ – instant cult film

10 years from now, when the Richard Linklater film “Everybody Wants Some!!” has long since been honored with a Criterion Collection two-disc release, and fans know many scenes by heart, people will be
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The man who sent James Bond soaring

Although he was never a household name – or, God forbid, an “auteur” – you could argue that Guy Hamilton was one of the most influential directors in movie history. Hamilton, who died in Majorca
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‘Lewiston’: coming to terms with history

Samuel D. Hunter explores big themes within the snug confines of a one-set, four-character play in the world premiere production of “Lewiston,” directed by Eric Ting, at Long Wharf Theatre through May
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The origins of ‘reality’ television

HBO produced a terrific documentary in 2014 — Jeremiah Zagar’s “Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart” — that is available from On Demand and streaming services. The film looks back at that
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‘Dream Palace’: the lowdown on the Chelsea

More like a great old theater than a traditional hotel, the Chelsea has acquired an aura of culture, history and bohemianism that sets it apart from its competition in Manhattan. Built in 1884 as one
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‘Shelter’: surfers in love

Writer-director Jonah Markowitz made an impressive 2008 debut with “Shelter,” a drama about two Southern California surfers who fall in love, that was shown on the here! cable network before a
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‘Human Heart’: the amazing Natalie Douglas

For the past week or so, I’ve been wearing out the third Natalie Douglas CD, “Human Heart” (Wrong Black Girl), which serves up a very potent mix of theater songs and pop and jazz classics. An actor as
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‘Lost Soul’: the ‘Dr. Moreau’ catastrophe

David Gregory’s documentary “Lost Soul” has to be one of the best films about the making (and un-making) of a major studio film. Subtitled “The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr.
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