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jerseydevil
July 1st, 2014, 09:11 AM
Wow, this one got 86'd too

Life Itself Interview: Steve James and Chaz Ebert (http://collider.com/steve-james-chaz-ebert-life-itself-interview/)

Saw the trailer for this with Snowpiercer, looks like a BYOH(anky) flick for sure.

adgy-san
July 2nd, 2014, 11:29 AM
Trailer For George Takei Documentary Movie, To Be Takei - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/06/30/trailer-for-george-takei-documentary-movie-to-be-takei/)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLSXss4LNhg

adgy-san
July 3rd, 2014, 02:57 PM
Review: Roger Ebert Documentary 'Life Itself' Is The Kind Of Movie He Would Have Loved|The Playlist (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/review-roger-ebert-documentary-life-itself-is-the-kind-of-movie-he-would-have-loved-20140703)


James should be high-fived every day of his life for telling the real story of Roger Ebert—a writer, a former alcoholic, a showboat, a hero, a lover, a man who changed from an uncouth kind of a dick to one who was unfailingly witty and kind. Last but certainly not least, Roger Ebert was a movie lover, and this is the kind of movie he would have loved. [A]

adgy-san
July 29th, 2014, 11:47 AM
Review: Elderhood Documentary 'Alive Inside' Is Vital & Important | The Playlist (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/review-elderhood-documentary-alive-inside-is-vital-important-20140721)


Premiering at Sundance earlier in the year, where it nabbed the Audience Award, and now playing in theaters across the country, “Alive Inside” contains a tiny revolution within its message, and will likely end up being one of the most important documentaries of the year. [B+]

adgy-san
July 29th, 2014, 12:11 PM
The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far | The Playlist (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/the-best-documentaries-of-2014-so-far-20140723)

adgy-san
July 29th, 2014, 01:25 PM
Review: Award Winning Documentary 'The Kill Team' | The Playlist (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/review-award-winning-documentary-the-kill-team-20140724)


Parallels and sociological discussions could be prompted by "The Kill Team," which is both thorough and more of a conversation starter than capper. Today's generation of citizens and soldiers live in a world that seems bigger than ever before with the advance of the information age and the population growth worldwide. Death becomes something of an abstract concept: the weight and meaning is lost by those at a young age with no guidance, given a gun and just a little bit of adrenaline from being surrounded by peers. "The Kill Team" underlines how necessary and, sadly, insubstantial that it really is, when one soldier remarks that there was nothing "special" about the Kill Team themselves: they were just the ones that got caught. [A]

adgy-san
August 1st, 2014, 03:45 PM
'Man With A Movie Camera' Tops Sight & Sound's List Of Best Documentaries Of All Time | The Playlist (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/man-with-a-movie-camera-tops-sight-sounds-list-of-the-best-documentaries-of-all-time-20140801)


1. Man With A Movie Camera, (Dziga Vertov, 1929)
2. Shoah (Claude Lanzmann, 1985)
3. Sans Soleil, (Chris Marker, 1982)
4. Night And Fog (Alain Resnais, 1955)
5. The Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris, 1989)
6. Chronicle Of A Summer (Jean Rouch & Edgar Morin, 1961)
7. Nanook Of The North (Robert Flaherty, 1922)
8. The Gleaners And I (Agn?s Varda, 2000)
9. Don’t Look Back (D.A. Pennebaker, 1967)
10. Grey Gardens (Albert and David Maysles, Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer, 1975)

You can watch Man With A Movie Camera online right there at the link.

JWR
August 2nd, 2014, 02:20 PM
Jodorowsky's Dune Blu-ray Review (http://collider.com/jodorowskys-dune-blu-ray-review/)

orpheus
August 2nd, 2014, 06:40 PM
'Man With A Movie Camera' Tops Sight & Sound's List Of Best Documentaries Of All Time | The Playlist (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/man-with-a-movie-camera-tops-sight-sounds-list-of-the-best-documentaries-of-all-time-20140801)



You can watch Man With A Movie Camera online right there at the link.

I have had a copy of Nanook Of The North forever, but haven't seen it. :facepalm:

adgy-san
August 4th, 2014, 02:43 PM
'Kids' Actor Hamilton Harris Making A Documentary About Harmony Korine's Film | The Playlist (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/kids-actor-hamilton-harris-making-a-documentary-about-harmony-korines-film-20140804)


"After the movie happened, people who weren’t in it —but who were a part of the group— had gripes with this intrusion into our lives and people making money off it, while we’re still struggling, starving, and finding our way through life, alone. That’s not to say [the filmmakers] did us wrong on that, because those of us who were in the movie chose to be. But there was a lot of dysfunction both prior to and after the film's release—people going from being in this little subculture, dealing with these complex situations in a sleepless city, to being a part of this new pop culture, with all that dysfunction and trauma squared," he explained. "It’s still a very sensitive topic—there’s a lot of resentment. So this documentary is quite a responsibility on me, you know what I mean? I had to do a lot of reflecting on myself first to get to the point of even doing this interview, 20 years later."

jerseydevil
August 4th, 2014, 02:49 PM
'Kids' Actor Hamilton Harris Making A Documentary About Harmony Korine's Film | The Playlist (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/kids-actor-hamilton-harris-making-a-documentary-about-harmony-korines-film-20140804)

Seriously f_ ck that movie. Kids is the most bleak, cynical, depressing movie I have ever seen. Truth be told it sickened me off of movies for a period.

adgy-san
August 5th, 2014, 11:48 AM
Watch: Orson Welles’ Final Documentary 'Filming Othello' | The Playlist (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-orson-welles-final-documentary-filming-othello-20140805)


Contrary to popular belief, “F for Fake” is not Orson Welles’s last completed film. That honor goes to the rarely seen (or even discussed) 1978 documentary “Filming Othello.” As you would expect from the title, the doc traces the creation of Welles’s 1952 Palme d’Or-winning adaptation of “Othello.” Though the film was never officially released outside of one screening at the 1978 Berlin Film Festival and two in New York in 1979 and 1987, you can now watch it in the comfort of your home, courtesy of The Seventh Art.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvqeQt8aLnU

jerseydevil
August 21st, 2014, 03:02 PM
To Be Takei (2014) Movie Review (http://filmschoolrejects.com/reviews/to-be-takei-review.php)

He was on Howard this week, always good to hear his dulcet tones. Hard man NOT to like regardless of your opinions. Me, I love the guy.

jerseydevil
September 4th, 2014, 11:24 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0K9v1x3D4N4

The ONE, TRUE Batman. Sorry. It just is!

Kubrick
September 4th, 2014, 12:34 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-NSyMTpkYI

Finally watched Errol Morris' interview with Rumsfeld. My god what a fascinating peek into the mind of a sociopath.

Not nearly as engrossing as The Fog of War but I blame that on the subject. Rumsfeld is far too calculating to answer the difficult questions truthfully. There's very little insight from Rumsfeld. He's got a script in his head and he sticks to it.

Nobody does talking head docs better than Errol Morris and this one is another must watch.

Available on Netflix Instant.

jccawdrey
September 5th, 2014, 11:48 AM
Semi documentary on Charles Manson last night was outstanding. Lots of stuff not seen before. V.B did a great job piecing this together and making the jury understand as well as the public. Boy is really sick

adgy-san
September 5th, 2014, 03:32 PM
Watch: Trailer For Sundance Award Winning Documentary 'The Overnighters' | ThePlaylist (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-trailer-for-sundance-award-winning-documentary-the-overnighters-20140828)


http://vimeo.com/102881502

Sundance Review: Devastating Doc 'The Overnighters' A Humane Look At Compassion & The American Dream (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/sundance-review-documentary-the-overnighters-is-a-devastating-and-starkly-bleak-portrayal-of-compassion-and-the-american-dream-20140120)


Some of the story moments in “The Overnighters” bubble up too quickly and without enough context or connection to the overall narrative—this is not a film that is going to hold your hand and walk you through itself step by step. Issues rise to the surface and pop before you can even expect or process them, and there are a few times when, as an audience member, you want more guidance. But it’s truly more realistic this way, and the film is not going to slow down or over-explain for anything. It will leave you stunned, questioning, and unsure of what is right and what is wrong—as most great docs do. And Pastor Jay Reinke is one of the most unforgettable tragic figures in 2014 cinema. “The Overnighters” is starkly bleak and devastatingly humane, and an indelible American documentary. [A-]

adgy-san
October 31st, 2014, 08:27 AM
Errol Morris Offers “Three Short Films About Peace“ | NYTimes (http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/10/07/opinion/peace-films-errol-morris-bob-geldof-leymah-gbowee-lech-walesa.html)

adgy-san
November 11th, 2014, 10:38 AM
VIFF Review: Hockey Doc 'Red Army' With Insight From Miracle On Ice Player Rob McClanahan (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/viff-review-hockey-doc-red-army-with-insight-from-miracle-on-ice-player-rob-mcclanahan-20141013)

http://cdn.indiewire.com/dims4/INDIEWIRE/6dd7012/2147483647/thumbnail/680x478/quality/75/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fd1oi7t5trwfj5d.cloudfront.net%2F 59%2F2b%2F9d920754445b81857097f6dfc70a%2Fred-army.jpg

jerseydevil
November 11th, 2014, 11:37 AM
'Supermensch' Shep Gordon looks back on a wild ride of sex, drugs and rock and roll
Read more at http://www.hitfix.com/in-contention/supermensch-shep-gordon-looks-back-on-a-wild-ride-of-sex-drugs-and-rock-and-roll#w5qVA14skuIzp7Ei.99

jerseydevil
December 1st, 2014, 10:30 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrVXRZY1_x0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAFu-Ihwyzg

I happened upon these Sunday night and was transfixed. The complete refusal of the US government to acknowledge common sense and give suffering people ANYTHING that may help ease their pain...is unforgivable. I defy you to watch the children in these videos, whose debilitating seizures have responded to the use of oils(that have NO thc...the stuff that gets you high) and the parents who are refused those same lifechanging MEDICINES and not wonder just what the **** happened to this world.

adgy-san
December 9th, 2014, 05:15 PM
Sony Classics' Tom Bernard Slams Oscar Voters For Snubbing Russian Hockey Doc 'Red Army' (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sony-classics-tom-bernard-slams-754619)


"It's a sign of some really old people in the documentary area of the Academy. There's a lot of people who are really up in their years. It's shocking to me that that film (Red Army) didn't get in," Bernard told a digital film distribution panel Friday at Canada's Whistler Film Festival.

adgy-san
December 11th, 2014, 01:40 PM
DOC NYC Review: Amy Berg’s Incendiary, Must-See Hollywood Child Sex Abuse Expos? ‘An Open Secret’ (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/doc-nyc-review-amy-bergs-incendiary-must-see-hollywood-child-sex-abuse-expose-an-open-secret-20141117)


A difficult subject that zeroes in on a rampant industry problem that needs attention and an open, safe forum to discuss the topic, “An Open Secret” will hopefully be a much-needed first step. But the doc will face much opposition and there’s already talk going around that the film will have a difficult time finding a release. “We get one screening,” the director told the audience in the post film Q&A. “Maybe we’ll get distribution. It’s not very likely.” The filmmaker might simply be advocating her own case, but in any event the silencing of “An Open Secret” would be tragic, but perhaps eerily apropos for a doc that dares to discuss the complicity and collusion that many in Hollywood would rather have quieted. [A-]

jerseydevil
January 2nd, 2015, 11:01 AM
OOOOF NFL network's A Day In The Life:Lyle Alzado, powerful stuff. Sure he was a goombah, and they don't shy away from that, but what a sad story. Kudos to the NFL for putting that forward where they have kinda buried the story in the past.

fivehole32
January 3rd, 2015, 12:19 AM
I watched HBO's Broad Street Bullies the other night. Gave me some great insight on hockey before my time and based on some of the stories in it you could see where some of the ideas in Slap Shot were derived.


http://youtu.be/IJgMQDkyJH0

Also If you like college football, Michigan vs Ohio State :The Rivalry is pretty awesome.


http://youtu.be/irqM7BHhlKc

adgy-san
January 28th, 2015, 04:31 PM
Sundance Review: Vibrant, Electrifying Narco Wars Documentary 'Cartel Land' (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/sundance-review-vibrant-electrifying-narco-wars-documentary-cartel-land-20150124)


There are times when “Cartel Land” feels chaotic or confusing, simply because the situations in which the film is embedded are chaotic and confusing. It offers up no easy answers or clear calls to action, just a first-person account of these situations that rule the news and the hand of policy-makers It provides a deeply humanizing element to this incredibly difficult situation. Aesthetically, it is a vibrant, electrifying work, with stunning visuals and a sure hand over layers of complicated audio. Heineman, in placing himself in such danger, has managed to create a remarkable and distinctive film that takes on a difficult issue that cannot be so conveniently remedied or ignored. [A-]

adgy-san
January 28th, 2015, 04:37 PM
Sundance Review: 'Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck' Is An Entertaining And Moving Rock Star Portrait (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/sundance-review-kurt-cobain-montage-of-heck-is-an-entertaining-and-moving-rock-star-portrait-20150127)


‘Montage of Heck’ is seriously entertaining and enjoyable, but also a moving portrait of a man that many won’t soon forget. [A-]

adgy-san
January 28th, 2015, 05:06 PM
Sundance Review: Terrifying, Unsettling And Insightful Documentary 'Welcome To Leith' (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/sundance-review-terrifying-unsettling-and-insightful-documentary-welcome-to-leith-20150128)


The film, which initially seemed simply set on chronicling what was occurring in Leith, then hits upon a tangible narrative, as both Cobb and Kynan Dutton are addressed and charged with multiple counts of terrorizing their neighbors. As the people of Leith wait to hear if Cobb and Dutton will be sent to prison, passions continue to flare. Nichols and Walker, so adept at presenting both sides of the story, fail to capitalize on this decision, and the film continues to amble along at a relatively laidback pace. That the film ends without much in the way of a conclusion is an unwelcome shock, one that is oddly reflective of the mostly directionless final act. The story of Leith may not be over yet, but viewers will clamor for some kind of resolution, if only to help them sleep at night. [B]

adgy-san
March 3rd, 2015, 11:28 AM
Errol Morris Launches The First Of Six Shorts About Sports (http://grantland.com/features/its-not-crazy-its-sports-the-subterranean-stadium/)

Hipcheck
March 5th, 2015, 08:25 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTSGnbmb5Zw

adgy-san
April 8th, 2015, 03:54 PM
SXSW Review: Captivating And Timely 'Peace Officer' Is A Must Watch Documentary (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/sxsw-review-captivating-and-timely-peace-officer-is-a-must-watch-documentary-20150315)


“Peace Officer” creates an extremely timely narrative around a volatile issue and manages to not get lost in unproductive hyperbole. It should please fans of real crime procedurals and political junkies alike. [B+]


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY-atTsQnAE

adgy-san
May 5th, 2015, 10:46 AM
Hot Docs Review: FBI Informant Tale ‘(T)error’ Is One Of The Most Riveting Documentaries Of The Year (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/hot-docs-review-fbi-informant-tale-t-error-is-one-of-the-most-riveting-documentaries-of-the-year-20150430)


Anxious and tightly-wound like “Citizenfour,” with similarly shocking and disturbing content, “(T)error” is a gripping parallel investigation of illegitimate counter-terrorist stratagems that not only considers the moral consequences of informing, and the wider troubling landscape around it, but does so from a deeply intimate and remarkable perspective. [A]


https://vimeo.com/124962166

adgy-san
May 8th, 2015, 09:08 AM
Watch: Powerful New Trailer For Joshua Oppenheimer's 'The Look Of Silence' (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-powerful-new-trailer-for-joshua-oppenheimers-the-look-of-silence-20150507)

Not embedd-in-able.

http://d1oi7t5trwfj5d.cloudfront.net/68/48/c5a2877741c7a43d35e8333554b7/the-look-of-silence-poster.jpg


Here Oppenheimer centers his focus on Adi, a young optometrist who decides to confront the men who killed his brother during the brutal genocide in Indonesia in 1965. Meeting with each man under the pretext of an eye exam, he asks them to admit responsibility for their actions in what is a powerfully painful examination of history and memory.

The Act Of Killing is one of the best documentaries I've ever seen. Looking forward to this immensely.

adgy-san
May 12th, 2015, 10:15 AM
Cannes: Get Behind The Wheel With 2 Clips And The Poster For 'Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans' (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/cannes-get-behind-the-wheel-with-2-clips-and-the-poster-for-steve-mcqueen-the-man-le-mans-20150512)


Senna’ meets ‘Bullitt’ in ‘Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans’ - an extraordinary, moving, white-knuckle drive with one of the greatest movie stars of all time, and the film that almost destroyed him.


By 1970, hot off the back of ‘The Magnificent Seven’, ‘The Great Escape’, ‘The Cincinnati Kid’, ‘The Thomas Crown Affair’ and ‘Bullitt’, Steve McQueen was at the top of his game, and in such a powerful position in Hollywood that he could work for himself, choose his own material and reap the benefits. At last he could make the film that had been his passion for the best part of a decade, centred around the greatest test of driving skill in the world – a 24-hour race in France called LE MANS. And so began a life-changing 6 months for racing fanatic McQueen, both on set and off it. In the middle of filming the most dangerous car race movie of all time, legendary director John Sturges quit, McQueen’s marriage fell apart and his company was on the brink of bankruptcy; and all the while he was in constant fear for his life after learning that he was on the top of Charles Manson’s ‘death list’. Interweaving original insight and revelation with a remarkable sound archive – as well as hours of never-before-seen film that has remained untouched in basements and garages in Paris and LA, ‘The Man & Le Mans’ takes the viewer inside the mind of this driven, complex movie idol as he fought to save his film – set to the soundtrack of his own voice.

http://d1oi7t5trwfj5d.cloudfront.net/81/ae/db8bb3a74710a24f88152380710d/f4732fd194567abe9fbe78c11fc40671.jpg

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jerseydevil
June 2nd, 2015, 09:59 PM
Colin Hanks’ ‘All Things Must Pass’ Is A Touching But Flawed History of Tower Records
http://uproxx.com/filmdrunk/2015/06/colin-hanks-all-things-must-pass-is-a-touching-but-flawed-history-of-tower-records/

jerseydevil
August 1st, 2015, 08:30 PM
‘The Look Of Silence’ Is An Oppressive, Meditative Companion To ‘The Act Of Killing’
http://uproxx.com/filmdrunk/2015/07/look-of-silence-review-act-of-killing/

jerseydevil
August 7th, 2015, 11:31 AM
Review: Bobcat Goldthwait’s Can’t-Miss ‘Call Me Lucky’ Is A Sincere Profile Of A Singular Figure
http://uproxx.com/filmdrunk/2015/08/review-bobcat-goldthwaits-cant-miss-call-me-lucky-is-a-sincere-profile-of-a-singular-figure/

Sounds interesting. Believe it or not, Bobcat's stand up(which he does rarely) is still VERY funny. Nice to see him successfully transition though.

LetTigerIn
August 11th, 2015, 04:42 PM
The Look of Silence (http://thelookofsilence.com) is playing this weekend, one showing per day (11AM), at the Laemmle Playhouse 7 (http://www.laemmle.com/theaters/6/2015-08-16#get-tickets) in Pasadena.

jerseydevil
August 27th, 2015, 11:34 PM
‘All Things Must Pass’ Trailer: Colin Hanks Documents the History of Tower Records
http://collider.com/all-things-must-pass-trailer-colin-hanks-tower-records-history/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiWDQrhrYfo

orpheus
August 28th, 2015, 12:33 AM
Come Back Tower Records!! I'll gladly pay your overpriced CDs again!!! :pssst: mhihi:

LetTigerIn
September 17th, 2015, 10:34 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41k7pdAawXL._AA160_.jpg

Saw Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4425064/) last night. There's not a whole lot of new information in it; much of it evokes the biography by Walter Isaacson (http://www.amazon.com/Steve-Jobs-Walter-Isaacson/dp/1501127624/). However, it's nice to hear the stories directly from those involved, and the archival footage is fun.

jerseydevil
September 28th, 2015, 07:52 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I3maTRmiYU

adgy-san
October 16th, 2015, 02:50 PM
Watch: Hit The Gas Pedal With The Trailer For Documentary 'Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans' (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-hit-the-gas-pedal-with-the-trailer-for-documentary-steve-mcqueen-the-man-le-mans-20151001)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8T1D6Jqc3Y

jerseydevil
December 4th, 2015, 10:47 AM
Michael Moore Fails to Overturn Ridiculous R Rating for ‘Where to Invade Next’,
http://collider.com/michael-moore-where-to-invade-next-r-rating-mpaa/

LetTigerIn
December 4th, 2015, 11:31 AM
The Look of Silence (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3521134/) is playing at 7:30PM next Wednesday at the Aero in Santa Monica. It's a winning companion piece to The Act of Killing (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2375605/), but it has a completely different vibe, seen mainly from the opposite perspective. I noticed it has been making some of the top films lists in the Best of 2015 thread (http://letsgokings.com/showthread.php/476569-All-Things-Best-of-2015), which is groovy.

http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/the-look-of-silence-0

adgy-san
January 5th, 2016, 04:54 PM
Watch: Werner Herzog Explores The Internet In Trailer For Sundance Doc 'Lo And Behold, Reveries Of The Connected World' (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-werner-herzog-explores-the-internet-in-trailer-for-sundance-doc-lo-and-behold-reveries-of-the-connected-world-20160104)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pv8Qj0Vkbo

jerseydevil
January 19th, 2016, 10:53 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH2MJxX8Jcg

adgy-san
January 26th, 2016, 06:03 PM
Sundance Review: Werner Herzog's 'Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World' (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/sundance-review-werner-herzogs-lo-and-behold-reveries-of-the-connected-world-20160123)


'Lo and Behold' devolves into an outright horror film about civilization, and what we’re allowing it to become: a place of infinite information and borderline-magical wonders, and yet one that sees no use for the very element that Herzog twice mentions, as if in fear that it’ll be a mere afterthought in our new techno-world order — love. [A-]

Lionheart88
January 27th, 2016, 12:37 AM
Prophets Prey is worth a view. Pretty disturbing but couldn't stop watching.

jerseydevil
January 28th, 2016, 10:28 AM
‘Tickled’ Review: An Expose of the Underground World of … Tickling? | Sundance 2016
http://collider.com/tickled-review-sundance-2016/

adgy-san
February 26th, 2016, 09:32 AM
The Look of Silence (http://www.netflix.com/title/80016401) is on Netflix now.

LetTigerIn
February 26th, 2016, 11:56 AM
The Look of Silence (http://www.netflix.com/title/80016401) is on Netflix now.

Thinking about this movie two days before the Oscars makes me upset all over again that 20 Feet From Stardom (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2396566/) was the Documentary winner two years ago. IMO, The Act of Killing (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2375605/) is one of the best documentaries of all time. The Look of Silence (http://www.netflix.com/title/80016401) does not match the uniqueness of The Act of Killing (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2375605/), but it is still compelling from its own perspective. If it wins Sunday, in my heart I believe it will be because the previous movie was overlooked; but I haven't seen all the nominees, so that's more conjecture out of emotion.

Incidentally, I'm terrible with dates, and in looking up information about The Act of Killing (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2375605/), I found a guy who felt the same as I until he saw Dirty Wars (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2532528/), which he now thinks should have been the winner. That seems amazing to me, so I'm going to look that one up; but I'm not expecting my opinion to be so moved.

jerseydevil
April 21st, 2016, 10:34 AM
Watch: 14-Minute ‘Dear Zachary’ Sequel Short Provides Some Solace in the Face of Tragedy
http://collider.com/dear-zachary-sequel-short-film/


Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son about His Father is one of the best documentaries of the last ten years, but it will absolutely wreck you.

[spoilers ahead]

The 2008 film by Kurt Kuenne is about how his close friend Andrew Bagby was murdered by his ex-girlfriend Shirley Jane Turner. That dark story took a much darker turner when, while Turner was out on bail (the story takes place in Canada, which has far more lenient bail laws than the U.S.), murdered their 13-month-old child Zachary before committing suicide. Kuenne then follows Andrew’s parents, David and Kathleen, who mounted a campaign to reform the country’s bail laws.

The movie is rough at points, but it’s supposed to be. It’s a raw, visceral, emotional experience, and I highly encourage people to watch it even though it’s not an easy movie to see.

A 14-minute sequel short [via Pajiba] has now been released that follows the film’s success on the festival circuit, how the movie created a real change in Canada’s laws, and how the film even stopped some people from wanting to commit suicide. This is the power of great art, and I highly recommend checking it out.

Once you’ve seen the film (it’s available on Netflix), watch the bittersweet epilogue below:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR2o8-0bMlc

jerseydevil
July 12th, 2016, 09:54 AM
‘Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously’ Review: Documenting the Creation of Good, Dark Art
http://collider.com/neil-gaiman-dream-dangerously-review/

jerseydevil
August 28th, 2016, 10:14 AM
‘Audrie & Daisy’ Trailer Reveals Netflix’s Heartbreaking, Infuriating Sexual Assault Documentary
http://collider.com/audrie-daisy-trailer-netflix/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29Dr4ChJUBc

jerseydevil
August 30th, 2016, 07:54 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty1twivydVA

jerseydevil
October 11th, 2016, 06:10 PM
Morgan Spurlock is here to ruin your day with a clip from his documentary about rats
Read more at http://www.hitfix.com/the-dartboard/morgan-spurlock-is-here-to-ruin-your-day-with-a-clip-from-his-documentary-about-rats#i1j9LD2DO6eUptQ8.99

Propaganda? Seriously...I hope it presents a more balanced view. If you have ever known anyone with a rat for a pet they can be wonderful creatures. Yes, hordes of them are frightening in the same way Black Friday is.

orpheus
October 11th, 2016, 06:55 PM
Morgan Spurlock is here to ruin your day with a clip from his documentary about rats
Read more at http://www.hitfix.com/the-dartboard/morgan-spurlock-is-here-to-ruin-your-day-with-a-clip-from-his-documentary-about-rats#i1j9LD2DO6eUptQ8.99

Propaganda? Seriously...I hope it presents a more balanced view. If you have ever known anyone with a rat for a pet they can be wonderful creatures. Yes, hordes of them are frightening in the same way Black Friday is.

I used to work with lab rats in psychology classes. And only a few of them were fellow students. :rimshot:

orpheus
November 15th, 2016, 05:12 AM
I forgot about this murder case. So disturbing.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6p1eVLEbOIw

jerseydevil
January 15th, 2017, 09:43 PM
https://youtu.be/lKq7UqplcL8

Luc SkyBomba
February 9th, 2017, 11:41 AM
I forgot about this murder case. So disturbing.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6p1eVLEbOIw

Just watched this last night. Disturbing indeed, but super sad also.

jerseydevil
February 9th, 2017, 03:57 PM
Caught the tail end of that the other day when they were interviewing the father of the one girl...and he is breaking down about how hard it is to try to keep the incarcerated kid in some form of normality while also taking care of his other kids. Have to watch the whole thing...but that was an interesting side.
HBO also has another doc on about solitary confinement that looks BRUTAL too. Just the trailer was enough to send me into claustrophobic anxiety.

notbob
February 9th, 2017, 04:18 PM
Column California Seals documentary is one you don't want to let slip away (http://www.latimes.com/sports/ducks/la-sp-california-seals-elliott-20170208-story.html)

orpheus
February 25th, 2017, 03:00 PM
A New Documentary Explores The Troubled, Brilliant Life Of Pianist Bill Evans

http://dailyme.com/story/2017022500001353


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QwiTYBzU68

jerseydevil
March 16th, 2017, 09:29 PM
https://youtu.be/mWpobeF-H8Y


CREEM was the height of hypocrisy. No surprise that most of their people are on the RnR Hall of Shame committee. Constantly promoting crap they liked that couldn't fill a club, while snarkily slamming seemingly every band I loved.

I s_ _ t on ya CREEM.

Kaos
August 18th, 2017, 09:05 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRX_BbE6L18

jerseydevil
January 16th, 2018, 02:15 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AWUKX5D_ak&feature=youtu.be

Kaos
March 20th, 2018, 12:57 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AWUKX5D_ak&feature=youtu.be



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh2XyZQSK4g

orpheus
May 15th, 2018, 03:53 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqH3nqXqlgs

jerseydevil
June 8th, 2018, 11:41 PM
‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Review: The Enduring Power of Mister Rogers
http://collider.com/wont-you-be-my-neighbor-review/

jerseydevil
July 15th, 2018, 08:21 PM
‘Boiled Angels’ Review: A Fascinating, Overstuffed Look at the Boundaries of Free Speech | Fantasia 2018
http://collider.com/boiled-angels-review/#mike-diana

Kaos
September 14th, 2018, 06:05 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B44XRFotuo

Kaos
October 15th, 2018, 10:15 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6Do1p1CWyc

Dave
January 23rd, 2019, 01:07 PM
Can't wait for this. Daniels & Sting will be a part of it.

https://www.radiox.co.uk/artists/the-who/new-documentary-40-years-quadrophenia/?fbclid=IwAR0w1-HWoZ_B8NoeZp16IwYPL1qqAKV9r9EB6pEuIM1dp98dViChnWoO 0Eo

orpheus
March 3rd, 2019, 06:33 PM
Oooookay.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27RtJp-rhHk

jerseydevil
March 3rd, 2019, 07:00 PM
Oooookay.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27RtJp-rhHk

Opens soon at the Hollywood ArcLight. It's a must see. You can take the boy outta the Catholic, but it's hard to get the Catholic out of the boy.evil:

jerseydevil
May 28th, 2020, 08:39 PM
The Trailer for Bruce Lee’s 30 for 30 Doc ‘Be Water’ Is Emotional & Triumphant

https://collider.com/bruce-lee-30-for-30-trailer-espn/

Kaos
November 13th, 2020, 06:24 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5H02eoHJ6E

Available on VOD 11/17.