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Saw it last week in Royal Oak. Best movie of any type I have seen this year. Even if you don't like auto racing, a great human story.
Just finished the Tillman Story.
Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife.
Searching For Sugar Man is the best doc I've seen this year. Playing now at Main Art.
This was released in 2011 as The Ministry Movie.
I've seen the first two in this series, haven't seen the third and final one yet. Great films. Disturbing as hell. It was a travesty of justice and I'm happy the West Memphis 3 are finally free. I highly recommend Damien Echols' recent book, "Life after Death."
A while back, I watched a good one called "Deforce". It's about the downfall of Detroit, specifically the racial policies that have led to a lot of the distrust. As someone who is a newish resident, I found it very interesting. They replay it on the documentary channel occassionally.
The new documentary, West of Memphis, is really, really good. Got a chance to see it at the Memphis Indie Film Fest and if you dug the Paradise Lost series, you'll like West of Memphis. I actually had breakfast with Jason Baldwin a couple days after their release. Very humbling experience.
Great doc currently streaming on Netflix is The Ambassador. A Dutch journalist goes undercover to as a European ambassador to expose the blood diamond trade in Africa. It's really funny and pretty scary.
A darkly comic, genre-bending piece of gonzo journalism.
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Hey guys, wondering if any of you have any suggestions. I've been on a documentary kick, and most recently have been checking out a lot of the ones that have an element of a murder mystery/court case of sorts. Anyone got any good ones like this?
The Thin Blue Line is my favorite documentary of all time and I recently watched the entire Paradise Lost series and West of Memphis and I am wanting to see more like this. Dear Zachary is also one of my favorites, that one isn't exactly a mystery though.
I watched "The Imposter" on Netflix last night. Best doc I've seen in a little while and one you should definitely check out.
A gripping thriller straight out of real life, THE IMPOSTER is an original film experience that walks the razor's edge between true-crime documentary and stylish noir mystery. The twisting, turning tale begins with an unsettling disappearance--that of Nicholas Barclay, a 13 year-old Texas boy who vanishes without a trace. Three and a half years later, staggering news arrives: the boy has been found, thousands of miles from home in Spain, saying he survived a mind-boggling ordeal of kidnap and torture by shadowy captors. His family is ecstatic to have him back no matter how strange the circumstances--but things become far stranger once he returns to Texas. Though the family accepts him, suspicion surrounds the person who claims to be Nicholas. How could the Barclay's blonde, blue-eyed son have returned with darker skin and eyes? How could his personality and even accent have changed so profoundly? Why does the family not seem to notice the glaring differences? And if this person who has arrived in Texas isn't the Barclay's missing child... who on earth is he?
I want to see that, I've heard good things. It's available on Netflix too (not sure about instant but you can get the DVD).
Great documentary. That shit blew my mind
I know they guy who produced this with Keanu Reeves. Haven't seen it yet, but it received very good reviews.
Review: Join Keanu Reeves on a tour of the past and the future of filmmaking in Side by Side. Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording...
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I hate Illinois Nazis.
Hear of Darkness the making of Apocalypse NOw is cool
Just watched Fearless Freaks - doc on the Flaming Lips. Pretty cool.
The Fab 5
Overnight. Story about the writer and director of 'The Boondock Saints' Troy Duffey and his sudden rise to fame and how poorly he handles himself. Great documentary.
Wow thanks for the recommendation. Amazing story.
i watched this last night onnaccounta this recommendation. good stuff. i give it two more thumbs up my butt.
Thanks for the tip, watched this last night. Nicely made film, shame the murder angle didn't play out a little more though.
This years Academy Award Best Doc. Is LOOKING FOR SUGAR MAN. A true fabulous story with Michigan roots. A must see video. Get it please!
Same. It sure seems like someone in the family did it and a few others know about it but he disappeared 20 years ago and the brother is dead so it probably won't ever be solved.
High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell
watched it after seeing The Fighter.
"Motor City's Burning - Detroit from Motown to The Stooges." BBC production about how Detroit became home to a "musical revolution." I just watched this. It is in three parts on Youtube. Great interviews, old footage and narrated in proper Oxford English.
The Sorrow and the Pity. Great first date movie!
Interesting you mention this. I read an in-depth article a year or so ago that basically shed light on the man's character at home where he did not act as the greatest father or husband. The man was immersed in football, had drinking and anger problems. Those helped contribute to his less than stellar performance as a family man.
Prior to that read I was under the impression Lombardi was the man that is being portrayed in the "documentary" you reference. Just wanted to bring up a different perspective.
As with most documentaries, stories can be told in a multitude of ways. Its on the filmmaker to be as objective and insightful as possible.
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