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reviewed Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About.... June 14, 2011
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Dear Zachary:A Letter to a Son About His Father
   N/A - 95mins - Documentary/Crime/Drama - N/A   The last time I cried in any movie was a few years back at the end of The Green Mile and that was a good 5 plus years ago and the time …
reviewed Inside Job. May 31, 2011
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12A - 120mins - Documentary/Crime - 18th February 2011      The financial crisis of 2008 hit everyone hard of that there is no doubt and Inside Job seeks to understand the causes …
reviewed Waiting For Superman. May 30, 2011
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Waiting For Superman
Waiting for Superman does an unflinching job of diagnosing and illustrating the problems of today's public school system. Citing statistics with great visualization, the focal points, nevertheless, …
reviewed Waiting For Superman. May 18, 2011
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Waiting For Superman
Documentarian Davis Guggenheim is some kind of miracle worker. He's managed, twice now, to make documentaries that get lots of attention and accolades and even significantly affect the national debate …
reviewed Harlan County, USA. May 07, 2011
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Harlan County, USA
Harlan County, U.S.A. is one of the great documentaries. It shows us the miners' strike against the Brookside Mine of the Eastover Mine Company, part of the giant Duke Power corporate empire. It is …
reviewed Waiting For Superman. April 18, 2011
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Waiting For Superman
Waiting for Superman is an interesting and somber documentary for its portrayal of the state of education in the United States.  It is interesting, because it depicts the predicament of a number …
reviewed Inside Job. April 06, 2011
If you take Matt Damon's word for it (he's the narrator for the vastly overrated INSIDE JOB), then you'd quite possibly find your personal income regulated.  That's right: the actor …
reviewed Inside Job. April 04, 2011
It is seldom that Wall Street (if ever) provided us with such an intricate and out of the world financial engineering that movies and after movies could now be made to commensurate the 2008 financial …
reviewed The Bridge. March 16, 2011
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The Bridge
Pros: some beautiful camera work of surrounding areas      Cons: depressive      The Bottom Line:    "One more sunset, maybe I'd be satisfied   …
reviewed Catfish. March 11, 2011
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*** out of ****     "Catfish" is the kind of movie that would have done even better if it hadn't been advertised so poorly. The trailers make the thing out to be some sort of thriller. …
reviewed Catfish. February 11, 2011
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“The internet is always lying to you.”   - personal advice to me from Mike (Cruft), whom I initially met online in 2003.      When Catfish started stirring the …
reviewed Food, Inc.. February 04, 2011
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Food, Inc.
   I tend to avoid constant streams of news because the flow of bad and dark overwhelms me and makes me feel hopeless. I can't watch the endless commentary on why people do some of the hideous …
reviewed Exit Through the Gift Shop. January 10, 2011
Exit Through the Gift Shop
***1/2 out of ****      "Exit Through the Gift Shop" is a truly fascinating Documentary. Given the subject matter, it could have easily wasted its time trying to change our …
reviewed Earth from Above. December 06, 2010
Earth from Above
This is one of the major advantages of living in a country like China. I got this set of DVDs (4 DVDs and 1 CD) for a mere RMB 61 (equivalent to US$9) and delivered right to my door by, the …
reviewed Babies (2010). November 02, 2010
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Babies (2010)
   If you've seen the previews, what you see is what you get. Babies is a look at four different cultures, four different places and four different babies. The "story" begins with …
reviewed Babies (2010). November 02, 2010
Babies (2010)
Usually, babies just burp, poop, and sleep. Yet, Babies still manages to be an entertaining movie. It follows four babies, one from Namibia, Mongolia, Japan, and the U.S. each. At a certain point, the …
reviewed For The Bible Tells Me So. October 13, 2010
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For The Bible Tells Me So (2007)
I think I have always avoided doing what I’m doing now. I’m reviewing a documentary I just watched. I know I have started some immediately following but have always stepped back and started …
reviewed The Bridge. October 13, 2010
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The Bridge
Eric Steel assembled a group of what amounts to camera people to film the Golden Gate Bridge over the course of a year. Why?      More suicides are committed on that spot of geography …
reviewed Ghosts of Abu Ghraib. October 13, 2010
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Ghosts of Abu Ghraib
Rory Kennedy directed a documentary on the events at Abu Ghraib prison in 2003 and 2004. If humiliation, degradation, and torture make you ill, then you will likely have to watch this 70 minute documentary …
reviewed When the Levees Broke - A Requiem In .... October 13, 2010
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When the Levees Broke - A Requiem In Four Acts
Before I go into the review of Spike Lee’s 4 hour documentary When the Levees Broke I need to explain a couple of things for the sake of full disclosure. First, since the election horror story …
reviewed Protocols of Zion. October 13, 2010
Protocols of Zion
Protocols of Zion is a documentary that has no direction. It wanders in a host of directions, but is unfocused and comes to no conclusions.         The documentary reports …
reviewed Waiting For Superman. October 10, 2010
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Waiting For Superman
In Waiting for Superman, David Guggenheim's riviting documentary about America's school systems, he asks the question many parents have been asking. If our teachers are central to the performance of a …
reviewed Hubble 3D (2010 movie). September 25, 2010
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Hubble 3D (2010 movie)
In May of 2009, the crew of Space Shuttle "Atlantis" oversaw the fifth and final service mission of the Hubble Space Telescope, known to NASA as STS-125 or Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission …
reviewed Stephen Fry in America (2pc). August 12, 2010
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Stephen Fry in America (2pc)
"Stephen Fry in America"    An Entertaining and Interesting Look at America    Amos Lassen    The underlying basis of "Stephen Fry in America" …
reviewed Countdown to Zero. July 31, 2010
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Countdown to Zero (movie)
COUNTDOWN TO ZERO Directed by Lucy Walker      “Somebody’s going to make a mistake some day and we’re all going to suffer for it.”    There are …
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