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Review: 'Rich Hill' Is a Tough But Rewarding Climb

3:27 PM 8/7/2014 by Jeff Giles
Rich Hill
Depending on your view of what's fair and how stardom is supposed to work, the crowdfunding model may not be the best way for projects like Zach Braff's Wish I Was Here or the Veronica Mars movie to bridge the gap between their creators' hearts and the audience's eyes. On the whole, though, it's a fairly exciting step forward for independent cinema, and documentaries like the gut-wrenching Rich Hill offer painfully compelling proof.

Review: 'Charles Bradley: Soul of America'

11:23 AM 7/31/2013 by Jeff Giles
Charles Bradley
It might seem like overreaching to call a documentary about a 62-year-old singer no one's ever heard of The Soul of America, but as it turns out, director Poull Brien picked the perfect title for his tender, heartbreaking look at the life and unlikely career of budding soul legend Charles Bradley.
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