Tag: documentary

The Overnighters

The Overnighters

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

What worth is the “American Dream” if one’s own livelihood is destroyed at its pursuit? This is the lingering question that lies at the heart of Jesse Moss’ incredible film The Overnighters, a powerful documentary unlike any other and a spectacle of non-fiction filmmaking. Set in Williston, North Dakota, The Overnighters follows Jay Reinke, a […]

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Sex (Ed) The Movie

Sex (Ed) The Movie

| February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

I pretty much got exactly what I was hoping for out of this documentary.  Years ago, I wrote a short article about the dawn of sex education in American in the 1920s.  It was a fascinating topic, rooted largely in the moral and religious climate of the time.  Reading about propaganda and teaching strategies to […]

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Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter

| January 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter tells the inspiring and largely unknown story of Martha Hill, a visionary whose life was defined by her love for dance, and who successfully fought against great odds to establish modern dance as a legitimate art form in America. In a career spanning most of the 20th century, Martha Hill […]

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Ancient Aliens – Season 6, Volume 2

Ancient Aliens – Season 6, Volume 2

| January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

I was intrigued by the premise of this series for a while.  If you’re unfamiliar with the show, each episode examines a historical figure or artifact and speculates about extraterrestrial influence in our development as a species.  Well, “speculates” is really giving the show too much credit.  The show presents crazy theories about alien interference […]

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Dinosaur 13

Dinosaur 13

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

As of 1992, only 12 Tyrannosaurus Rex skeletons had been discovered and each of those were estimated to be less than 40% complete.  Then, Susan Hendrickson and Peter Larson discovered a Tyrannosaurus specimen that was A) about 80% complete, and B) enormous.  They named the fossil Sue and lived happily ever after.  No, wait, I’m […]

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History Channel Presents: The Definitive WWI and WWII Collection

History Channel Presents: The Definitive WWI and WWII Collection

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

This is an intimidated DVD set.  With over 44 hours of content, The Definitive WWI/II Collection is exactly in the History Channel’s wheelhouse.  I obviously didn’t watch the entire collection, but what I did watch was absolutely fascinating. I jumped into the set at the beginning, making a conscious choice to watch the History Channel’s […]

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Legends of the Knight

Legends of the Knight

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

I tend not to expect to be teary eyed when I watch a Batman film. I expect, rather, that I’ll be excited by action, enthralled with exposition, and surprised by a twist. Honestly, I can admit that I felt all of those emotions, but for different reasons. I am quite surprised by how the emotional […]

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20,000 Days on Earth

20,000 Days on Earth

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

20,000 Days on Earth is one of the best films to come out in 2014 and is one of the most invigorating documentaries ever crafted. Part fiction, part non-fiction, part behind the scenes of recording an album, directors Iain Forsythe and Jane Pollard explore all of these different elements with Nick Cave, lead singer of […]

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Coming Home

Coming Home

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Coming Home is a great film that looks at what happens to someone who has served a lot of time in prison—whether for something that they didn’t do or for something for which they could easily be held accountable. Directed by New Yorker Viko Nikci, Coming Home will have its international premiere at DOC NYC […]

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Finding Fela!

Finding Fela!

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Renowned Dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones’ work in bringing the life and times of iconic Nigerian musician Fela Kuti to the Broadway stage is detailed in a documentary due to be screened again in local venues, most notably at the iRock Jazz Festival on November 7. Finding Fela! is Emmy Award-winning Alex Gibney’s documentary, […]

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