Attica Review: A Notorious Incident of Violence Against Prisoners Connects to Today in Chilling Doc

The Attica Prison riot, immortalized by Al Pacino’s rebellious refrain in Sidney Lumet’s “Dog Day Afternoon,” became a rallying cry against overzealous policing. Yet with the death of each participant, the exact events at Attica, the largest prison rebellion in US history, have begun to fade in the unforgiving ether of time. In “Attica,” co-directors Stanley Nelson (“The Murder Of […]

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‘Scandalous’ Explores the National Enquirer’s ‘Catch and Kill’ Policy

The National Enquirer has been a supermarket staple for decades. In “Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer,” director Mark Landsman explores the paper’s beginnings as an allegedly mafia-funded enterprise into a gory murder rag, then its evolution into a sensational tabloid covering all things sex and scandal. Landsman first became interested in the paper after having dinner with […]

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New on Netflix in September 2019 – all the TV and film release dates

Another month, another batch of goodies to watch on our streaming services. Streaming giant Netflix has us pretty much covered in terms of films and television series. In the television stakes we have the new satirical drama The Politician from American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy which stars the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Lange, while Sascha Baron Cohen […]

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‘5B’ Goes Inside The First Hospital Ward That Treated AIDS Patients With Dignity

In 1983, two years after the AIDS epidemic broke out in America, a group of nurses at San Francisco General Hospital established a ward to treat gay men who’d contracted the disease with the kind of dignity they couldn’t find elsewhere. While the government and many other health care providers saw AIDS as a moral disgrace, these medical professionals stepped […]

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