Matt Tyrnauer and Robert Hammond's new docCitizen Jane: Battle for the City is slightly mislabeled: it could have been called more accurately Citizen Jane and Overlord Moses. Journalist-Activist Jane Jacobs and Urban Planner-Czar Robert Moses are two combative personalities who staked out opposite sides of the urban planning wars of the early sixties. Moses, he of Jones Beach and the Cross Bronx Expressway, and Jacobs, she of Greenwich Village journalist-Mom citizen activism were the perfect antagonists, and I wouldn’t be surprised after all the Feud plays and tv shows we are seeing now that this also could be an effective sequel. Paul Goldberger plays an outsize roll as quasi-narrator who puts the whole relationship in context and tries to answer the age-old question: Should we bulldoze our way to a better life? Jacobs’ seminal text, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was reactive to the I-can-do-bigger-and-better ethic of Le Corbusier, who to be fair, also did the divine Ronchamp Chapel I just visited. Greedy pols also take a hit in the film. The filmmakers say they made this film for the general public who have precious little idea who Moses and Jacobs were, even though they had such powerful influence on the New York—and many other cities—of today. Jacobs fled to Canada after she won her last battle to save the Village from an expressway running through it. The film is excellent from a tech standpoint, seamlessly combining stock footage, voice-over, interviews and Jacobs and Moses voices.