Collin Garbarino
HBO

Man of interest

Documentary | HBO’s Who Killed Garrett Phillips? shows how racism and incompetence can undermine justice
by Collin Garbarino
Posted 8/01/19, 03:49 pm

“We got a 12-year-old that’s lost his life. … We gotta lock somebody up.” Those words, spoken by a New York State Police officer, sum up the attitude of law enforcement in HBO’s new documentary Who Killed Garrett Phillips? Sadly, the people involved with prosecuting the case don’t seem overly concerned with ensuring they’ve gotten the right “somebody.”

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FarmLore Films

Wrestling with the land

Documentary | A California couple discovers that building a farm in harmony with nature is a tricky business
by Collin Garbarino
Posted 5/09/19, 03:37 pm

The soil was dead. John and Molly Chester stood amid their dusty, 200-acre farm in Southern California wondering whether they could coax plants from the hard-packed dirt. They dreamed of turning the land into a sustainable farm, but the earth would not give up its bounty without a fight. The documentary The Biggest Little Farm (rated PG for fleeting bad language and scenes of the birth and death of animals) tells the story of the seven years the Chesters spent turning Apricot Lane Farms from a wasteland into a garden.

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American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.

Stale Whiskey

Television | New action-comedy series from ABC falls flat
by Collin Garbarino
Posted 3/28/19, 03:31 pm

ABC’s new action-comedy Whiskey Cavalier stars Scott Foley as Will Chase, an FBI super-agent whose defining characteristic is his sensitivity. His girlfriend has just dumped him, but he needs to get back into the field, even if he still tears up every time he sees a couple in love. International crime doesn’t stop for a broken heart.

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