Kurt Loder Reviews The Family and A.K.A. Doc Pomus


Doc Pomus, one of the greatest songwriters of the R&B and Brill Building eras of the 1950s and '60s, is the subject of this fascinating documentary by filmmakers William Hechter and Peter Miller. It's a vivid chronicle of Pomus' musical times, and a consistently moving tribute to the man himself. However, Kurt Loder believes The Family is a movie made with so little respect for our intelligence that you wonder who would want to impose it on us.