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This Time

This Time (2012)

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They've sung back-up for Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield and Jimi Hendrix, been homeless while their songs were on the charts, and struggled to fill tiny cabarets while fighting for their big break - all the while holding tight to their dignity and to their dreams. A new documentary work by filmmaker Victor Mignatti, THIS TIME explores a world far from the overnight television sensations of "American Idol," capturing the underbelly of an industry that relies on

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This earnest, at times touching, reach-for-your-dreams doc about musical hopefuls in middle age gets sidetracked quickly.

August 9, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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It's difficult to understand what's film-worthy about these people, or why their stories have been joined.

August 9, 2012 Full Review Source: AV Club
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Director Victor Mignatti's engaging but near fatally bifurcated dispatch from the fringes of the floundering music industry.

August 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Scruffy documentary, in need of more focus, about the travails of ever-aspiring singers has rewarding moments among the randomness.

August 15, 2012 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

As with many similar films, there is an excess of clips, with the music left in teasing snippets.

August 10, 2012 Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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Documentary director Victor Magnatti is more comfortable with loud and proud, and perhaps a tad suspicious of insinuation and circumspection.

August 6, 2012 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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