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Re: Best Documentaries

Postby thephfactor » Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:31 pm

Marjoe

Forced into a career of crooked Pentecostal preaching as child by his parents, Marjoe Gortner continues his dubious career while an unbelieving adult to pay the bills. But the dichotomy between his liberal idealism and the message he preaches becomes too much of a strain. The makers of this documentary capture Marjoe's last tour of the South.

My favorite part of this documentary is the truly fly-on-the-wall feeling the filmmakers achieve. At first it's almost impossible to believe that it's a documentary with the level of immersion the cameras give. But slowly you begin to notice details, like a child glancing at the camera, or catching the crew in a mirror or across the room. Apparently the film crew passed themselves off as true "Brothers and Sisters", and had to maintain this facade for the duration of their production.
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Re: Best Documentaries

Postby frogosaurus » Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:37 pm

The Unknown Known

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Another great documentary by Errol Morris (Fog of War, Thin Blue Line). In Fog of War (2003) he interviews Robert McNamara and eventually gets him to come to terms with his role in the Vietnam War. Here, he tries to get Donald Rumsfeld to do the same, but the results are more frightening than anything else. Spoiler alert: dude has no remorse. Great for the politically inclined.
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Re: Best Documentaries

Postby DeafIdiotGod » Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:55 pm

New Adam Curtis film

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Re: Best Documentaries

Postby yubbermax » Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:15 pm

Samsara

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Re: Best Documentaries

Postby stappard_ » Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:56 am

Watched Dior and I yesterday, agree its very good. Obviously casts Dior as a whole and Raf in particular in a very good light but to be fair he seems like a decent lad. Something like this was never going to press too hard on more awkward subjects (ie model selection) and it was actually quite touching seeing Raf well up towards the end.
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Re: Best Documentaries

Postby bels » Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:15 pm

Should I go on my own to see it.

What was the crowd like?
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Re: Best Documentaries

Postby djwildchina » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:14 pm

Watched "Our Vinyl Weight a Ton" doc last night, about Stones Throw records.

Def recommend to any fan of Stones Throw, hip hop, or independent music in general.

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Re: Best Documentaries

Postby CleanThug » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:58 pm

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going clear scientology and the prison of belief

If you have hbo watch this now!!! Such a ride of a documentary. Scientology is creepy as fuck people
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Re: Best Documentaries

Postby vehk » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:19 pm

very short documentary on DFA, the label started by James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) & a couple of other dudez, I went into it just for JMurphy when I first watched it and was introduced to some other cool musicians, really enjoyable watch


[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzNDuKgoJf8[/youtube]
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Re: Best Documentaries

Postby sknss » Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:47 pm

http://www.arte.tv/guide/fr/plus7/?coun ... 559/ARTETV
Qu'est-ce que la haute couture? (you can turn on the english subtitles)
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Re: Best Documentaries

Postby nevergreen » Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:46 pm

I watched Touching the Void the other night

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Joe Simpson and Simon Yates are the first people to reach the summit of Siula Grande in Peru. When descending, Joe breaks his legs. His partner helps get him down little by little with rope, but shit happens. It shows how amazing the will for survival can be for someone. Would definitely recommend.
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Re: Best Documentaries

Postby Luud » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:17 am

Just finished watching this really great documentary about climate change. Inspired me to (hopefully) try and stop eating beef.

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Re: Best Documentaries

Postby sknss » Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:07 am

Thanks for posting the link, I've been looking forward to watching this. Nothing like watching a good scary movie for Halloween. If you want to learn more about how to reduce your beef consumption, head over to Veganarchism
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Re: Best Documentaries

Postby rjbman » Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:13 pm

Luud wrote:Just finished watching this really great documentary about climate change. Inspired me to (hopefully) try and stop eating beef.



Seconding this! Everyone should watch it, very jarring and scary documentary.
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Re: Best Documentaries

Postby Northwest » Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:38 pm



Still my favorite documentary of the year. Details the reaction of the international cyber security community to the emergence of the Stuxnet virus. Starts by putting you in the shoes of emerging threat analysts before giving you the intricate and disturbing history of its development, use, and implications. In the future, a cyber attack on a sovereign nation could easily be used as a justification for war in spite of their origins being so difficult to pin down. Cyber-WMDs made by intelligence agencies are a recipe for disaster.
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