Category Archives: Documentary

January 15, 2018

Homeless in Hawaii – Documentary (2017)

Must Watch.

January 11, 2018

Marilyn Monroe – The Final Days (Documentary)

Documentary about the movie star’s last months including her tumultuous love affairs, drug and alcohol dependency, depression and eventual firing from her final film, 20th Century Fox’s “Something’s Got To Give”. Features several first time interviews with the people surrounding Monroe at the end of her life, behind the scenes footage and stills, and the assembled footage from her final film, co-starring Dean Martin and Cyd Charisse.

January 5, 2018

Movie of the Week: Jordan Peterson: Truth in the Time of Chaos

Psychologist and professor Jordan Peterson has come to fame, or notoriety depending on your perspective, over the last year. But many of those who found him through his criticisms of political correctness are saying they have discovered one of the world’s most significant thinkers – why? Rebel Wisdom investigates.

December 15, 2017

White Christmas: A Look Back with Rosemary Clooney (Video)

Insights into a Christmas classic.

December 12, 2017

History of the English Language (Documentary)

All seven episodes.

November 25, 2017

Complete Classic Movie: Conor McGregor: Notorious (2017)

CONOR McGREGOR: NOTORIOUS, filmed over the course of 4 years, is a gripping access-all- areas account of McGregor’s personal and professional journey from claiming benefits and living in his mum’s spare room with his girlfriend to claiming multiple championship belts and 9-figure pay packets. Featuring exclusive interviews, unprecedented access and fight footage, this is the ultimate behind-the- scenes look at a sporting icon and his meteoric rise.

Click here to watch Conor McGregor: Notorious.

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.

Click here to watch Truth and Lies: The Family Manson.

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.

Click here to watch The Making of Tombstone.

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.