Los Angeles Times
‘Very Semi-Serious’ :In New Yorker magazine, the incidental cartoons can be funny, clever, topical and entirely incomprehensible. But as shown in this charming documentary, those in-page interludes of single-panel entertainment amid highbrow journalism are created and curated by actual humans, many of whom queue up in the hall for audience with cartoon editor Robert Mankoff in a personal, almost quaint meeting of cartoons and their creators. ‘History of the Eagles’: In the wake of the death of Eagles singer and guitarist Glenn Frey at 67 last week, there may be no more fitting tribute than settling in for a few hours with this two-part documentary, which offers an unflinching glimpse at the history of success and dysfunction behind one of the biggest bands the U.S. has produced. It’s that balance of outsize talent and ego that put the Eagles — and Frey — in a class by themselves.