TV Junkie
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In this documentary that focuses on the private life of a very public media figure, filmmakers Michael Cain and Matt Radeki wade through more than 3,000 of former Inside Edition correspondent Rick Kirkham's personal video footage to tell the harrowing tale of a life spiraling out of control. Ever since receiving his very first video camera at the age of fourteen, Kirkham has used the lens as everything from a private confessional to a personal confidant, obsessively capturing every emotion and constantly laying his soul bare as the tape rolled. From his early break as an American Bandstand… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

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"A mesmerizing documentary trip to hell."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"TV Junkie's strength lies in its brutal, unfiltered rawness and intensity. As an assemblage of uncomfortably intimate footage, it's utterly compelling and memorable."
‑ Nathan Rabin, The Dissolve
"In the final stretch, when TV Junkie brings on the triumph-over-adversity homilies, it not only rings false, but downright creepy."
‑ Scott Foundas, Variety
"This is the best movie about addiction that I've ever seen."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"TV JUNKIE is one of the most compelling documentaries I've ever seen in my life."
‑ Chase Whale, ChaseWhale.com
"TV Junkie is by no means easy to sit through, but will leave you with a whole new understanding of the complexities of addiction."
‑ Sally Foster, Film Threat
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