No matter how much talent a professional coach has on his roster or a player has in his God-given gene pool, there's nothing that compares to preparation through practice, even if the ticket-buying public thinks they can just roll out the balls and play. Now picture the life of a stand-up comic.
It is a testament to the considerable filmmaking skills of Kristina Borjesson that the TWA 800 documentary she produced had me actually paying attention to Thomas Stalcup, believing for some of the 90 minutes I watched the program that he actually had discovered something new.
One of the special things about Poull Brien's new documentary on singer Charles Bradley is that it doesn't sugarcoat the story it has to tell. When Bradley's debut album, No Time for Dreaming, came out in January of 2011, it was a fairytale moment in music history.
Here's my favorite feature. Viewers can watch a movie with up to 4 of their friends, even if that friend is not an Epix subscriber. Movie watchers can type messages to each other while watching allowing an almost couch-like experience.