Tag: documentary

The Loving Story

The Loving Story

| June 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Richard and Mildred Loving were a mixed race couple who got married in a time and place when marriage between the races was illegal.  They hid their marriage and traveled separately to avoid being arrested and imprisoned on a regular basis.  Finally having enough, they decided to hire a lawyer (Bernard S. Cohen) to fight […]

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Behind The Orange Curtain

Behind The Orange Curtain

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Prescription drug dependency is an epidemic that is taking over the United States. The abuse of prescription medications has already claimed more lives than car accidents in America annually. 40 years ago, prescription drugs were not nearly as common as they are now, and dependency on them was something millions thought impossible. But a new […]

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Room 237

Room 237

| April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Few films have provoked audiences to a degree of obsessive debate as much as Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror classic The Shining, and in the new documentary Room 237, director Rodney Ascher examines the iconic film and the seemingly infinite possibilities as to its true meaning. With the participation of 5 interviewees including a veteran ABC […]

N.A.S.A. – Spirit of Apollo

N.A.S.A. – Spirit of Apollo

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

When I volunteered to review this documentary, I assumed based on the title that it was about the origins of the NASA Space Program, which I thought would be interesting, although probably fairly standard.  Turns out this documentary is actually about a pair of musicians who call themselves N.A.S.A., which stands for “North America South […]

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Nanook of the North/The Wedding of Palo (and Other Films of Arctic Life)

Nanook of the North/The Wedding of Palo (and Other Films of Arctic Life)

| March 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

When Robert J. Flaherty made Nanook of the North, there was no such thing as the documentary. Released in 1922, the film presents elements of the Inuit culture prior to the white man’s intervention. Of course, that intervention had already taken place when Flaherty made the film. What strikes some viewers of Nanook as odd […]

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Herman’s House

Herman’s House

| March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

“I’m not a lawyer. I’m not rich, I’m not powerful, but I am an artist, and I knew that the only way to get him out of prison was to get him to dream.” Many argue that the judicial system is broken, and Herman’s House is no doubt fire on that debate’s flame. Prison is […]

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BMF: The Rise & Fall of a Hip-Hop Drug Empire

BMF: The Rise & Fall of a Hip-Hop Drug Empire

| March 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

BMF: The Rise & Fall of a Hip-Hop Drug Empire is hands down one of the worst produced crime documentaries I’ve ever seen. With less production value than the likes of BET’s American Gangster and the History Channel’s Gangland, BMF follows the drug trafficking organization, the Black Mafia Family, created by the Flenory brothers, from […]

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The Real Vikings Collection

The Real Vikings Collection

| March 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

In order to look at The Real Vikings Collection, we have to examine each of the three specials separately, because they have no connection to each other besides their subject matter.  The first special – “Foot Soldiers: The Vikings” – strives to dispel common misconceptions about Vikings.  The second – “The Vikings: Lost Worlds” – […]

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The Flat

The Flat

| March 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

The title of the this 2011 Israeli documentary refers to the Tel Aviv apartment of recently deceased, 98 year old Gerda, the grandmother of The Flat’s director, Arnon Goldfinger. The premise of the film is immediately intriguing, titillating even: One day, while clearing out the remnants of the flat, Goldfinger stumbles across evidence of his […]

CONNECTED: an autobiography about love, death & technology

CONNECTED: an autobiography about love, death & technology

| March 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

CONNECTED: an autobiography about love, death & technology is a fast-paced, eye opening film by Tiffany Shlain that explores the impact of technology and the world’s connectiveness to the Internet and other media that serves to make us more independent, when we should certainly be more interdependent on each other to solve the world’s problem. […]

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