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A touching, delightful and exceptionally well-crafted new documentary, "AKA Doc Pomus" follows the life and career of Pomus, who wrote "Save the Last Dance for Me," "A Teenager in Love," "Viva Las Vegas" and scores of other hits.
Expertly put together by editor Amy Linton, "AKA Doc Pomus" uses its wealth of material to create the sense of a man with a genius for putting undistilled emotion into his songs.
This static documentary portrait relies on the usual panning over photos and tag-team interviews, but the format, like the radio length of a song, doesn't get in the way of its subject's heart.
A moving, un-mawkish portrait of a songwriting icon.
Even if you know this history already, A.K.A. Doc Pomus is vital and endearing, a celebration of a great artist, a great character, and the universality of great pop.
Thrusts a forgotten pioneer back into the limelight while illuminating a part of rock history.
[Doc] Pomus, much like friend and fellow New Yorker [Lou] Reed, didn't judge those who looked or felt like outsiders. He celebrated them. He spoke for them. He was one of them.
"A.K.A. Doc Pomus" gathers friends, collaborators, and, of course, the music to show just how big the talent and how much bigger the heart of an incredible artist.
The film leaves us with tons of great music and the lingering impression that Felder, aka Pomus, would have been a terrific person to hang out with.
A thoughtful, intimate documentary about a blues shouter, in the tradition of the great Joe Turner...
Fascinating documentary about one of the greatest songwriters of the R&B and Brill Building eras of the 1950s and '60s.
This absolutely gorgeous retrospect on perhaps one of the greatest song writers of all time. His personal struggles seem to drive the passion behind the lyrics and we learn of someone deeply loved and admired by all who came into contact with him.
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