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Entries Tagged as 'Documentary'

Fighting Imaginary Enemies

May 15th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Whoever said that talking about politics, religion or sex on a blind date was a bad idea could just have easily applied that rule to movies. Or maybe like Peter Venkman said, it’s more of a guideline than a rule. I caught two movies recently that were the flip side of the same coin: independently […]

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Tags: Ambiguous ending · Animation · Coming of age · Crooked officer · Documentary · Gangsters and hoodlums · Interrogation · Mother/daughter relationship

Entering Dark Places

November 16th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Logging in to Netflix Instant for a movie to watch is like being hungry and shown to a food replicator. It doesn’t solve my problem — it introduces one thousand new ones. Luckily, I can see which genres are rated higher in nutritional content, in this case, 4 or 4 ½ star ratings out of […]

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Tags: Animation · Coming of age · Crooked officer · Documentary · Dreams and visions · Military · Psychoanalysis · Shootout

It’s Always A Struggle

March 4th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Wattstax (1973) Directed by Mel Stuart Produced by Stax Records/ Wolper Productions Running time: 102 minutes Synopsis Sunday, August 20, 1972. Memphis-based Stax Records descended on the L.A. Coliseum with most of their recording roster – Isaac Hayes, The Staple Singers, The Bar-Kays, Rufus Thomas and many more – for an eight hour concert to […]

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Tags: Concert · Cult favorite · Documentary · Music · No opening credits