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Obscene Reviews

November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 21, 2008
The focus of Obscene remains steadfastly on the man, thanks to a rich variety of archival and interview clips that span his entire career and a slew of colleagues, fiends and enemies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 21, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 2, 2008
Though Obscene tells the story without fully exploring its nuances, that story is both fascinating and more than a little inspiring.
Read More | Original Score: B+
September 26, 2008
A compelling documentary about [Barney Rosset] directed by neophytes Neil Ortenberg and Daniel O'Connor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 26, 2008
A warm, entertaining compendium of counterculture voices (including Jim Carroll and Amiri Baraka) and literary landmarks.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 24, 2008
Filled with reminiscence and laughter, this lively and largely adoring documentary looks back on the life and work of Barney Rosset, best known as the longtime owner of Grove Press.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
September 24, 2008
[A] very fine documentary.
September 5, 2008
Obscene, a tribute to New York publisher Barney Rosset, is an entertaining reminder of the ferocity of the culture wars of the 1950s and '60s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4