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49th Annual New York Film Festival Premiere Of Paradise Lost 3:Purgatory - Red Carpet

Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky - Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky New York City, USA - 49th Annual New York Film Festival premiere of Paradise Lost 3:Purgatory - Red Carpet Monday 10th October 2011

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Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky and Jason Baldwin
Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky and Jason Baldwin
Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky and Jason Baldwin

Grey Goose Vodka Hosts A Cocktail Party To Celebrate The New Series Of The Sundance Channel's Critically Acclaimed "Iconoclasts" At 583 Park Avenue

Bruce Sinofsky Monday 22nd October 2007 Grey Goose Vodka hosts a cocktail party to celebrate the new series of the Sundance Channel's critically acclaimed "Iconoclasts" at 583 Park Avenue New York City, USA

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Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster Review


Excellent
Metallica's St. Anger - the legendary metal band's first album of new material since the touchy-feely twin horrors Load (1996) and Re-Load (1997) - is a dense, sonically messy one-note return to their speed metal roots. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky's documentary about the trials and tribulations surrounding the making of that comeback album, however, is a full-blown opera of metallic drama, passion, and misery. Filled with the torment and rage that fuels the band's finest work, it's a piercing vision of an iconic band teetering on the brink of collapse, and a fascinating portrait of the creative process as explosive, potentially destructive, and, ultimately, cathartic.

Berlinger and Sinofsky's film began as a simple record label-financed project to help promote the band's new record, yet soon morphed into a marathon three-year venture as the group - reeling from the departure of its long-time bassist Jason Newsted, and with the remaining members struggling to cope with newfound adult responsibilities and long-held bad habits - began to fray at the edges. Forced to attend group sessions with therapist-to-the-stars Phil Towle after Newsted's sudden exit, the band's remaining three members seem thoroughly fed up with each other - diminutive drummer and band spokesperson Lars Ulrich refuses to see eye to eye with singer (and struggling alcoholic) James Hetfield, who exasperatedly rolls his eyes at Towle's "Metallica Mission Statement" and ignores guitarist Kirk Hammett's pleas to make nice with Ulrich. A dysfunctional family with Ulrich as the band's de facto mommy, Hetfield as the controlling, liquored-up daddy, and Hammett as the timid child trying to stop the fighting, the group seems ready to explode. Then, with inter-band relationships at their most strained, Hetfield unexpectedly leaves for rehab, bringing an abrupt halt to sessions for the new album and awkwardly placing his band members' professional lives on indefinite hold.

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Brother's Keeper (1992) Review


Extraordinary
Brilliant documentarians Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky collaborated for the first time on this enthralling documentary about the "Ward boys" of rural Munnsville, New York. The four Wards were farmers, living in the same run-down shack where they were born, some 60 years earlier.

And then one morning, Bill Ward didn't wake up. And the state decided that Delbert, who always slept beside his brother, had smothered him in the night, taking mercy on his ailing brother and simply killing him.

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Paradise Lost 2: Revelations Review


Very Good
Paradise Lost 2 picks up where the original left off: five years after the controversial conviction of Damien Wayne Echols and two friends for the murder of three young boys in a rural Arkansas. While the sequel is less effective emotionally, it does introduce new evidence and points are very heavy finger at John Mark Byers (father of one of the deceased) as the alleged killer (the original speculated that Byers might have been the culprit but also focused on a mysterious wanderer who passed through town, covered in blood). Still, things aren't going so well for Damien's defense, and five years on death row have not been overly kind to him. Most curious is the introduction of the argument that making of the original film, documenting the trial, somehow tainted the trial itself. It's a fascinating, if less-realized follow-up.

Paradise Lost: The Child Murders At Robin Hood Hills Review


Excellent
Paradise Lost is a haunting and tragic documentary about three Arkansas teens enamored with wicca and paganism, who find themselves headed for death row and/or life in prison after three local pre-teens are mysteriously murdered and mutilated. Fingers are pointed, blame is laid, but the only apparent truth to come out of the film is that the three kids doing time are almost undoubtedly not the ones responsible for the murders. Why are they convicted? It's a long story, but one of the three accused kids has a very low IQ and was -- possibly -- coerced into a confession, dragging his friends along with him. It doesn't help that they have long hair and listen to Metallica.

Famous documentarians Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky obtain amazing access to all sides of the case throughout the trials, getting up close and personal with the accused, their families, the local law enforcement, the parents of the victims, and pretty much everyone else in the small Arkansas town -- which almost unilaterally has judged them guilty as hell.

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