DAVID BIANCULLI

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ERIC GOULD

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LINDA DONOVAN

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TOM BRINKMOELLER

NOEL HOLSTON

 
 
2014
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December 1 is World AIDS Day, and this new documentary looks at the history and current status of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, a patchwork tribute in the best sense of the word. Begun in 1987 by San Francisco activists, it was displayed at the Mall in Washington, D.C. that same year, already having grown larger than a football field and containing 1,920 individual panels, each memorializing a victim of AIDS. Decades later, that quilt has expanded to more than 48,000 panels – and this documenta
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
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The title’s a bit modest: It’s actually been more than 50 years since this influential folk trio released its first album, back in 1962 and reaching No. 1 on the charts, thanks to their versions of “If I Had a Hammer” and “Lemon Tree.” Other hits followed, including ones that helped popularize Bob Dylan (“Blowin’ in the Wind”) and John Denver (“Leaving on a Jet Plane”). Then, of course, there’s “Puff (The Magic Dragon)
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
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Mae West plays sexy and suggestive nightclub singer Lady Lou in this 1933 comedy, her first starring role – and one of only two films she made before censors at the time clamped down stringently on the type of double entrendre, and straight-out sexual aggressiveness, that was her stock in trade. He co-star here is a young Cary Grant – but even he is bowled over, if not steamrolled over, by West’s self-penned, tossed-off one-liners.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
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Stephen Colbert began hosting The Colbert Report in January 2005, but it wasn’t until last month that he featured, as an official guest on his show, the man who gave him the job: Daily Show anchor Jon Stewart. Stewart was promoting his new movie, Rosewater, but also clearly was celebrating a decade of their joint success, as the two close friends had spent much of the time trading Emmy wins. Now, in December, Colbert begins the final three weeks of his tenure on The Colbert Report –
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
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Craig Ferguson began hosting The Late Late Show on CBS the first week of 2005. This month, after basically 10 years at the helm, Craig Ferguson is stepping down – and is going out the way he came in, determined to find his own way of having fun and interviewing his guests. His final show is scheduled for Dec. 19, and the guests populating these last three weeks of his show may not even be showing up with anything to promote. They’re people who have been on the show before, usually ma