"Robbie's late-career attempt at sobriety and comeback is the thread that pulls this documentary taut, but it's the father-son conflict that gives it tragic heft—and hints of triumph, for that matter."
“Ice Guardians” tells the story of those players — players like Kelly Chase and Kevin Westgarth and so many others — and the layers of humanity beyond their fists and the evolution and purpose of enforcers in the game.
"Ice Guardians does an excellent job of setting its stage because of the player interviews that effectively characterize what initially appears as savagery between muscular, testosterone-driven men, and is gradually revealed to something much more sacred."
"Americans have basically internalized the arguments, and although federal law still presumes to tell grown-ups what they can or can't smoke, vape, or ingest in gummy-bear form, state laws are slowly becoming less restrictive."
"The addition of several personal stories and experiences give the movie a layer of depth missing from many documentaries. It is easy to villainize the marijuana movement when it portrayed as faceless, but ‘The Culture High’ seeks to put familiar and relatable faces behind it."
"Ray Mancini, at the age of 15, wrote a poem for his Dad, Lenny, on Father’s Day 1976. Entitled, I Walk in His Shadow, it was Ray’s declaration of love, a gift to the man whom he cherished and idolized most."
"A powerful story of triumph and tragedy — and the infamous moment that encapsulated both — gets a stirring workout in the colorful, absorbing documentary "The Good Son: The Life of Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini."