Category Archives: Documentary

American Masters: Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive (2017) Rated PG

The life of Edgar Allan Poe is examined in this series. Starring Chuck Caruso, Paul Collins, Roger Corman. The mysterious death of Edgar Allan Poe is highlighted in this film, along with his literary contributions to modern fiction. He was considered the … Continue reading

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The Central Park Five (2012) Rated NR

This documentary examines the rape of a woman in Central Park in 1989 for which five black and Latino boys were convicted. Years later, a serial rapist confessed to the crime. Starring Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, Kharey Wise, Matias Reyes. This is … Continue reading

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The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman (NatGeo) Rated NR

 Morgan Freeman travels the world to talk to people from different cultures about the fundamentals of life. Each episode takes on a topic, including: love, belief, power, war and peace, rebellion and freedom. Starring Morgan Freeman. This series disappointed me. … Continue reading

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The Vietnam War (PBS) Rated TV-MA

 A documentary from Ken Burns about The Vietnam War. Starring Peter Coyote. This documentary begins with the Vietnamese revolution against the French colonial occupation of Vietnam in 1858, which led to the divide of Vietnam in Geneva. From there,  the United … Continue reading

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Born in China (2016) Rated G

Disney goes in the heart of China to witness the lives of a baby panda, a golden monkey, and a snow leopard. Starring John Krasinski. I was so looking forward to this documentary. Some of my favorite animals are from China, … Continue reading

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Hollywood, My Home Town (1965) Rated NR

Ken Murray hosts a behind-the-scenes of his home videos starring candid footage of Hollywood’s stars. Starring Ken Murray, Ben Alexander, Richard Arlen, Mary Astor, John Barrymore. Ken Murray was a vaudeville performer in the 1920s and later moved to Los … Continue reading

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Becoming John Ford (2007) Rated NR

A documentary focusing on John Ford’s time with Fox Studios and his relationship with Darryl F. Zanuck. Starring Rudy Behlmer, Janet Bergstrom, James D’Arc, Peter Fonda. This is an excellent documentary on the films and life of John Ford while … Continue reading

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Victorian Slum House (PBS) Rated PG

A group of 15 volunteers are transported to Victorian London were they spend three weeks in a recreated Old Nichol slum on London’s East End. Starring Michael Mosley. PBS and BBC have done it again, taking a group of modern- … Continue reading

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Superheroes Decoded (History) Rated TV-PG

The show documents the rise of superheroes in America. Starring Anthony Mackie, Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, George R. R. Martin, Jon Favreau, Stan Lee, Brad Meltzer This docuseries traces the origins of the superheroes from the comic books to the … Continue reading

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Exposed with Deborah Norville (Reelz) Rated NR

Deborah Norville explores the exposed life of celebrities when they cross into the criminal world. Starring Deborah Norville. I have a love/hate relationship with this show. I love that the show only took on the facts of the criminal charges … Continue reading

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