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  • Trying to get to the heart of Jack Kevorkian

    Trying to get to the heart of Jack Kevorkian
    At the crux of the lingering debate over Dr. Jack Kevorkian is an unresolved question of character: What kind of guy would devote his life to helping other people die? Was he a compassionate visionary, fighting to end the suffering of the ill, or was...
  • ESPN prepares to offer 30 documentaries in 15 months

     
    On Friday I attended a panel discussion on the making of sports documentaries that featured four filmmaking luminaries: Albert Maysles ("Gimme Shelter," "Grey Gardens"), Barry Levinson ("Diner," "The Natural," "Rain Man"), Barbara Kopple ("Harlan County...
  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'To Kill a Mockingbird' on TCM

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 4 - 10 in PDF format This week's TV Movies Weekly TV Listings can also be downloaded here FOR THE DEFENSE: Gregory Peck, left, and Brock Peters in the......
  • Brenda Vaccaro says 'You Don't Know Jack' revived her career

     
    Brenda Vaccaro was ready to give up on acting until the HBO movie “You Don’t Know Jack” came along. “I didn’t work for three years,” the 70-year-old said Thursday. “I was ready to roll this thing up and go to......
  • Baltimore had a good night at Emmy awards

     
    It might not have been a star turn, but Baltimore had a strong supporting role at Sunday’s Emmy Awards telecast. And it extended beyond the city's well documented ties to the series named best drama and comedy, AMC's "Mad Men" and ABC's "Modern...
  • Baltimore a major presence at Emmy Awards

     
    As the television industry comes together Sunday night in Hollywood to honor the best work of last year, there will be few creative communities better represented than Baltimore.The nominees include two generations of Baltimore-born-and-bred directors...
  • Ben Affleck is home, baby home making movies in Boston

     
    “If you go, hit the Bunker Hill monument first.” Ben Affleck is talking about home — Boston. “There are bars — I’m not naming names — down on the main strip, where guys have been known to get stabbed. And the pr...
  • ESPN's '30 for 30': The world's most unlikely indy film festival

     
    I go to film festivals to see the kind of idiosyncratic, personal movies big Hollywood studios rarely make anymore. But for the last 15 months, I've been watching a wonderfully engaging film festival with passionate and provocative movies on TV,......
  • Barry Levinson nominated for Directors Guild Award

     
    Barry Levinson Tuesday earned a prestigious nomination from the Directors Guild of America for his HBO movie "You Don't Know Jack," about the life of Dr. Jack Kevorkian.Here's the nomination from the DGA:BARRY LEVINSONYou Don't Know Jack (HBO)Mr....
  • Randy Newman on playing at the Oscars: 'It's not, ahem, a great audience'

     
    Randy Newman made himself famous writing pungent, often hilarious songs about oddballs, fat boys, short people, Huey Long and anyone else he thought was worthy of a satiric jab in the ribs. When he saw the fiery racist Lester Maddox......
  • Randy Newman on writing songs about pigs: 'It probably hurt my chances for a hit'

     
    When we last left off with Randy Newman, he was musing about the fact that Barry Levinson's "Avalon" was clearly about a Jewish family, but in the movie, the family was played by actors like Aidan Quinn, who were decidedly......