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Director and producer Liz Garbus, known for her films “What Happened, Miss Simone?” (2015), “Bobby Fischer Against the World” (2011) and most recently “Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper,” is Tribeca Shortlist’s August Shortlister.
The streaming movie service sat down with the helmer to talk to her about her favorite movies, including the 2008 documentary “Harvard Beats Yale 29 to 29,” the Oscar-nominated “In The Bedroom!” directed by Todd Field and the vampire-driven “Let The Right One In.”
“I’m not a big fan of the vampire movie…But this movie has all the elements of mystery and drama, and a relationship between two characters that is so thoughtful,” she states about the Tomas Alfredson-directed flick in the clip below.
In regards to “In The Bedroom,” Garbus says that people should watch the film “because it is an incredibly, »
- Liz Calvario
Many a still-alert nonagenarian would doubtless appreciate an offspring orchestrating a review of their life to date, although you might have to be Anderson Cooper for the result to take the form of an HBO-produced documentary feature. The CNN journalist’s mom, of course, is famous in her own right. Liz Garbus’ “Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper” is an entertaining overview of the famed heiress’ colorful history to date, drawing on an extensive trove of archival materials and the subject’s own testimony. Casting her as a brave survivor of numerous travails, this glossy, somewhat superfluous recap of an already much-examined life leaves one question unasked: Would there be any pressing reason to care about their personal hardships if these protagonists weren’t longtime celebrities? The Sundance-preemed pic bows on U.S. cable April 9.
As his mother passes 90 years, Cooper, her youngest son, decides to go through voluminous »
- Dennis Harvey
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