Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists

2018

Documentary

54
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 100%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 100%
IMDb Rating 8 10 204

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Director

Cast

Michael Rispoli as Jimmy Breslin
Shirley MacLaine as Madame Sousatzka
Spike Lee as Self
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984.03 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
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23.976 fps
108 min
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1.97 GB
1920×1080
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
108 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ssochet 9 / 10 / 10

A History of New York City Through the Lenses of Two Larger Than Life Reporters

Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill; 2 of the most influential reporters of the 20th Century were similar to each other in many different ways, couldn't be more different from each other. They were celebrities, usually in the right way, but sometimes, the distraction as much as the messenger. This documentary is historical evidence of where journalism was, and where it naturally headed, and how we might rue the day we handed the reigns of the press to cyberspace.

Reviewed by nitro72 10 / 10 / 10

Bombastic & Fascinating

As bombastic & fascinating as its subjects; not afraid to expose the darker sides of these heroes who are merely human; a reminder of how important it is to be one who seeks - and fights for - the truth.

Reviewed by bukumi 10 / 10 / 10

documentary at its most vital

I worked in New York television, just outside the professional circle loosely defined by Jimmy Breslin, Pete Hamill and the City's great newspapers and journalists of the 1980s. I did move through the worlds they each covered and read their columns. Like most New Yorkers, I appreciated their service to humankind. "Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists" is a top shelf production that weaves archival images, TV appearances and recent interviews and some of Jimmy's and Pete's best copy. The film's pulse and temperature matches its two different journalists, their respective sets of colleagues, and the poetry of their reporting and living style. We hear from Breslin's living sons; his surviving second wife and from Hamill's wife, co-workers and media pundits. Much of this is emotionally moving and fact-based and worth a watch - two or three times.

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