Category Archives: Documentary

November 21, 2017

Movie of the Week: Truth and Lies: The Family Manson

On March 17, 2017, ABC aired a special two-hour documentary about Charles Manson and his family. Based on never-before-seen video from ABC New’s prison interviews with Manson and former “Manson Family” members Leslie Van Houten and Patricia Krenwinkel (all of whom are now serving life sentences in California prisons), the special digs into the events surrounding the group’s murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others.

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November 13, 2017

The Secretive World of Hasidic Judaism

A new Netflix documentary, ‘One of Us,’ falls short in a few keys ways in its portrayal of Hasidim — ‘It kind of blew my mind’

Hasidic Jews often lead very insular lives, and their strict practices can be confounding even to more assimilated American Jews.

Documentarians’ attempts to shed light on Hasidic groups can reveal their own — sometimes apparently willful — misconceptions about them, as an Oprah Winfrey film crew did when it toured a Hasidic group’s ritual bath, or mikvah, in Brooklyn in 2012.

As the Hasidic woman leading them remembered, Oprah and her team were clad in black, while she — who was interviewed for but asked not to be named in this piece — wore white, and her daughter, burgundy.

Why, one of Oprah’s producers asked the two women, do Hasidic women wear only black?

“It kind of blew my mind,” the mikvah guide said.

A new Netflix documentary, “One of Us,” also falls short in its portrayal of Hasidim, as the different groups of Hasidic Jews are collectively known. In the 95-minute film, Ari, Etty and Luzer allege abuse and discuss their struggles to leave the Hasidic lives into which they were born.

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October 27, 2017

Tombstone (1993) – The Making Of Tombstone (Documentary)

Tombstone is a 1993 American Western directed by George P. Cosmatos, written by Kevin Jarre. Starring Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer, with Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, and Dana Delany, in supporting roles.

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October 22, 2017

BBC Genius Of The Modern World Episode 1: Marx (Video)

Bettany Hughes investigates the revolutionary ideas of Karl Marx. Born to an affluent Prussian family, Marx became an angry, idealistic radical, constantly on the run for his political agitating and incendiary writing. In Paris, he first formulated his explosive analysis of capitalism and its corrosive effects on human nature. In Brussels, he co-authored the Communist Manifesto with Frederick Engels. In London, his obsessive theorizing dragged his family into poverty and tragedy.

October 21, 2017

Report: Sean Penn Desperately Trying To Force Netflix To Re-Edit ‘El Chapo’ Documentary

Fears he, his family, and his associates will have a target on their heads.

According to TMZ, actor Sean Penn has turned up the pressure on Netflix to “either block or re-edit” an upcoming Netflix documentary that the actor says falsely suggests he alerted the Department of Justice to the whereabouts of notorious drug lord El Chapo back in 2015.

The wild story begins with Penn, along with Kate del Castillo, meeting with the drug lord in Mexico on October 2, 2015, for an interview for Rolling Stone. Just 12 hours later, authorities raided the site of the interview. Though authorities did not detain El Chapo in the raid, he was arrested about three months later.

TMZ reports that “multiple sources” involved in the Netflix documentary say that some of those interviewed for the film suggested Penn told the DOJ about his interview in Mexico, effectively “ratting out” the drug lord. Penn’s team is now desperately trying to get Netflix not to release the film in its current state.

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Gilligan’s Island – Behind the Scenes (Documentary)

Take a look behind the scenes of this beloved sitcom.

October 19, 2017

Documentary Producer Exposes Hollywood Predators (Video)

Must watch video.

October 2, 2017

Complete Classic Movie: Top Secret Rosies: The Female ‘Computers’ of WWII (2010)

In 1942, when computers were human and women were underestimated, a group of female mathematicians helped win a war and usher in the modern computer age. Sixty-five years later their story has finally been told.

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September 28, 2017

Complete Classic Movie: The Love Goddesses (1965)

Stars: Carl King, Agnes Ayres, Theda Bara, Brigitte Bardot, Ingrid Bergman, Marilyn Monroe, Claudette Colbert, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Crawford. This insightful documentary features some of the major and most beautiful actresses to grace the silver screen. It shows how the movie industry changed its depiction of sex and actresses’ portrayal of sex from the silent movie era to the present.

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September 22, 2017

Swedish Documentary On Failed Immigration (Video)

A documentary that summarises Sweden’s absurd migration policies and government.