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29 Dec 2011, 4:57 pm

Mine are...

March of the Penguins
Man on Wire
An Inconvienient Truth
Taxi to the Dark Side
Food, Inc.
The Fog of War
Bowling for Columbine
Hoop Dreams
Grizzly Man
Waltz with Bashir
Touching the Void
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room


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29 Dec 2011, 5:38 pm

Grizzly Man is really good.

Dark Days
The War Game
Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story
The Devil and Daniel Johnston
Frontline: Is Walmart Good For American?
End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones
Loud Quiet Loud: A Film About The Pixies

... are a few more favorites.


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29 Dec 2011, 8:11 pm

I've seen "Bowling for Columbine" a couple of times. The first time I thought it was interesting. The second time, I thought it sucked. Something I realized is that the movie relies too much on pop cultural references and irrelevant cutaways to clips as filler and much of the content is very disjointed and unrelated to the issue at hand. (I mean, seriously? You interview one of the creators of South Park just because he used to live near Littleton and call THAT a relevant source on the subject of gun control? It's no wonder they totally ripped on this guy in Team America and South Park.) It feels like a very mediocre research project with no real cites or sources and just relies on big news stories and people that the public would have major knowledge about through the media.



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29 Dec 2011, 9:49 pm

On Netflix there's a series called Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking...completely fascinating.



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29 Dec 2011, 11:23 pm

I don't really watch a lot of documentaries, but I love this show called Deadly Women that comes on Investigation Discovery. It's a crime show that focuses on female serial killers. It's really entertaining to watch.



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29 Dec 2011, 11:41 pm

Inside Job (my rating: 10/10; quite possibly one of the best documentaries on what really lead to the 2008 economic global meltdown)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzrBurlJUNk[/youtube]

March of the Penguins (10/10)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7tWNwhSocE[/youtube]

Food, Inc. (10/10)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eKYyD14d_0[/youtube]

Vanishing of the Bees (9/10)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3giFDIRZIgE[/youtube]

The Cove (9/10; the ending was really difficult to watch)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KRD8e20fBo[/youtube]

Kimjongilia (9/10)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTragUC8AnY[/youtube]

Collapse (9/10)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAyHIOg5aHk[/youtube]

Super Size Me (8/10)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1Lkyb6SU5U[/youtube]

Food Matters (8/10)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4DOQ6Xhqss[/youtube]

Loose Change 9/11 (8/10)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McM7ArVW_3E[/youtube]

The Pixar Story (7/10)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU1fVeYzYlI[/youtube]

Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (7/10)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiSmlmXp-aU[/youtube]

Maxed Out (7/10)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb1MGccPtUs[/youtube]

Breaking the Maya Code (7/10)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq3SSWjCLQc[/youtube]



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30 Dec 2011, 7:45 am

i've not watched many documentaries of late but the 2 i have watched that stand out in my mind are for the bible tells me so for its presentation of an accepting christian stance towards homosexuality and the perfect vagina which is the best documentary ever and everyone needs to watch it. if you identify as cis-female and have any body issues they will disapear after watching this just because it is so horrific to watch what people who are insecure about their lady bits will do and you can see that there is nothing wrong with them at all. blokes should watch it too so they understand how harmful pressure to conform to unrealistic standards of beauty can be. insecurities they feel are all in response to pressure from society and its narrow constructs of beauty. i watched it in my gender and womens studies class and the effect it had on the predominantly female class was huge. you could feel it in the air. i think i felt everyone clench their thighs together when we saw the woman getting her labia cut off. even our proffessor was disturbed. i am looking forward to socialist alternatives summer of discontent film festival. the line up is a bunch of political docos starting with one on the iranian revolution of 1979.



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30 Dec 2011, 1:08 pm

Ken Burns: The Civil War. 'nuff said.



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30 Dec 2011, 2:11 pm

Jesus Camp

[youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=6RNfL6IVWCE[/youtube]

Chilling film... I did a paper on Clifton's 8 criteria of thought reform as practiced on these poor children.


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31 Dec 2011, 1:46 pm

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31 Dec 2011, 2:05 pm

My personal top 10:
10. The Fog Of War
9. When We Were Kings
8. The Cove
7. Waiting For Superman
6. March Of The Penguins
5. Hoop Dreams
4. Super Size Me
3. Woodstock
2. Man On Wire
1. The King Of Kong



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02 Jan 2012, 2:50 am

This is in no particular order, and may be subject to change-

William S. Burroughs: A Man Within

Grizzly Man

Ken Burn's The Civil War

Lovecraft: Fear Of The Unknown

The Lost Legions Of Varus

Stan Lee's Mutants, Monsters, & Marvels

Burroughs: The Movie

Capitalism: A Love Story

Fahrenheit 9/11

Pretty As A Picture - The Art Of David Lynch

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03 Jan 2012, 6:07 am

Also in no particular order

Inside Job
Bowling for Columbine
Sicko (Mr Moore doc on the American Healthcare system)
Waiting for Superman (Doc on American Education System)
Beyond the Mat
Spellbound
Jesus Camp

And also have TT3D:Closer to the Edge and Senna on my pile of films that I want to watch soon.



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13 Nov 2013, 7:38 pm

No particular order...

The Marketing of Madness: Are We All Insane? (even though it was produced by the CCHR)
The World According To Monsanto
Food Inc.
Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives
War on Health: FDA’s cult of Tyranny
Mania: Egomania
Loving Lampposts
Beautiful Minds: A Voyage Into The Brain
The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow
Extraordinary People: The Musical Genius
Citizen Autistic
Today’s Man
Ingenious Minds
The Boy with the Incredible Brain
The Real Rain Man


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