Robert Mugge

Whale Rider Film takes us to places we could never see and into lives we would never encounter. Niki Caro’s wondrous 2002 film Whale Rider does all that and more. Set in New Zealand amid the na,Home Movies / Out On Digital more

Aug 22, 2017 2:39 PM Home Movies

Al Green was a top-sellingR&B singer in the early ‘70s—until he put away his past and threw himselfwholeheartedly into a new life. Director Robert Mugge’s 1984 documentary, GospelAccording to Al Green , looks closely at a un.. more

Jul 10, 2017 5:12 PM I Hate Hollywood

Strange water spots form on the ceiling of her rundown apartment and worse still are apparitions of a girl who went missing two years earlier. Japanese director Hideo Nakata’s Dark Water makes us wonder: Is it madness, a ghost or a conspira... more

Nov 8, 2016 2:27 PM Home Movies

Dying of cancer, Nobel Prize-winning psychiatrist Nathaniel Shellner (Judd Hirsch) celebrates his final birthday with his family in a house with many memories in Altered Minds. more

Jun 7, 2016 3:25 PM Home Movies

No one had ever run the mile in four minutes—until Britain’s Roger Bannister ran it in 3:59 at an amateur track meet in 1954. The documentary Bannister: Everest on the Track catches the excitement and the thrill in Great Britain, broken by ... more

May 10, 2016 3:28 PM Home Movies

Based on a true story, Everest sketches out the dangers of climbing the world’s tallest peak. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley and Josh Brolin.Reissued together on DVD, Robert Mugge’s Hawaiian Rainbow (1987) and Kumu Hula: Ke... more

Jan 19, 2016 4:21 PM Home Movies

Sean Penn co-wrote the screenplay for the foreign-intrigue action thriller, The Gunman, whose interesting plot elements vie with routine story devices. The production is buoyed by strong performances by Penn and Javier Bardem as paid assass... more

Jul 2, 2015 9:42 AM Home Movies

Complaints about President Obama's State of the Union address on both sides of the political divide (which was obscured more

Feb 1, 2011 12:00 AM News Features 2 Comments

I have been to ground zero and also to Milwaukee’s version of the kind of Islamic community center proposed for the site several blocks away from the destruction of New York’s World Trade Center.I found both experiences inspirational.We al more

Sep 14, 2010 12:00 AM Taking Liberties 4 Comments

Back in the 1980s Robert Mugge was among the best documentary filmmakers working in music. Two films of his from the era have been issued on DVD, Sonny Rollins: Saxophone Colossus and Gospel According to AlGreen. Rollins came to prominence in.. more

Jan 26, 2009 5:00 AM I Hate Hollywood