Tag: documentary

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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The Pirate Bay: Away From Keyboard

The Pirate Bay: Away From Keyboard

| March 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hollywood’s war on piracy has waged on for years, with big shots making lobbyists try to find ways to legally persecute downloaders, file sharing sites and their creators. From Napster to Megaupload, there have been dozens of cases that have made huge headlines, but none of them have been as big as The Pirate Bay. […]

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How To Survive A Plague

How To Survive A Plague

| February 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Too often, movies about HIV/AIDS fall into the same trap. They treat the disease as something terrifying and tragic, which it is, but it’s the way in which they present it. They take a passive stance, as if to say “aww, isn’t it so sad that this happens?” It is. It’s terrible that HIV/AIDS exists […]

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Undefeated

Undefeated

| February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

I will admit, even at 25, I’ve always been one of those people who take the age-old saying of “it’s only a game” to heart. Maybe it was my lack of athleticism or maybe my apathy towards most of my teammates as a kid, but sports were never my thing. Nothing against them, I just […]

The Story of Math Collection

The Story of Math Collection

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you have the least amount of interest in math, than this documentary set is for you. The Story of Math Collection has plenty to offer everyone, from the mathematician to the novice. The collection includes three main programs; The Story of Maths, Music of the Primes, and The Code.  These programs offer an insight […]

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56 Up

56 Up

| January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Experiences make great stories; how much better if they are captured on camera? In an ingenious and creative move, documentary filmmaker Michael Upted decided to interview a group of 7-year-olds about their views on life and their hopes for the future. The project began in 1964, and aired as a television special. But like a […]