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‘F9’ Remains on Top of VOD Charts as ‘Pig’ and ‘Roadrunner’ Make Strong Debuts

Home viewing competition this week was stiff. It included the HBO Max same-day premiere of “The Suicide Squad” and ongoing availability of Disney’s “Black Widow” and “Jungle Cruise” for an extra $29.99 for Disney+ subscribers. The two titles that could break through were “Pig” (Neon/$6.99) and “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain” (Focus/$19.99), both of […]

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9 Toronto Film Festival Documentaries That Could Shake Up the Oscars

The documentary awards race always begins at Sundance, where “Flee” (Neon) and “Summer of Soul” (Searchlight) broke out as Oscar frontrunners; Tribeca debuted high-profile “The Lost Leonardo” (Sony Pictures Classics) and “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain” (Focus), while Todd Haynes’ “Velvet Underground” (AppleTV+) and “Val” (A24/Amazon) played well at Cannes.Every September, the Toronto International […]

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‘Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain’ Excels With A Zest For Living, But Struggles With The Darkness [Tribeca Review]

“What the fuck am I doin’ here?” asks Anthony Bourdain, via archival audio, early in Morgan Neville’s new documentary “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain.” “I shall explain,” he continues, and so he does. The public outpouring of grief when Bourdain took his own life in 2018 was overwhelming; it was joined by some confusion […]

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‘Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain’ Review: A Fitting Tribute to a Brilliant Lost Soul

From the early days of his breakthrough exposé “Kitchen Confidential” through the TV adventures of “No Reservations” that ended with his suicide, Anthony Bourdain lived hard and fast to explore the world without an iota of bullshit. On camera, his punk rock attitude complemented his baritone declarations at every turn, and fueled globe-trotting journeys that […]

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‘Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain’ Review: The Insatiable Life and Enigmatic Death of a Foodie Superstar

Why did he do it? That’s the question that anyone who’s ever been touched by the hungry, life-force spirit of Anthony Bourdain will have at the top of his or her head going into “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain.” Directed by the award-winning Morgan Neville, the documentary, which premiered tonight at the Tribeca Festival, […]

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