Category Archives: Documentary

Elizabeth: A Portrait in Part(s) (2022) Rated NR

 A documentary on the longest reign of the British monarchy in history. Starring Queen Elizabeth II This documentary showcases, in film, the longest reign in history of the Queen in Britain. The film takes historical footage of Queen Elizabeth throughout … Continue reading

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Joe Papp in Five Acts (2012) Rated NR

 Joe Papp is a producer and director who believes theater is for everyone, regardless of status or race. Starring Olympia Dukakis, David Hare, and David Henry Hwang.  Joe Papp is someone I could agree with and also disagree with. I … Continue reading

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The American Presidency with Bill Clinton (History) Rated NR

This series, produced by President Bill Clinton, looks at former Presidents’ struggles with keeping a more perfect union in six themed episodes on race, extremism, the struggle for rights, presidential vision, and global power. Starring Bill Clinton, H.W. Brands, and … Continue reading

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Two Shallow Graves: The McStay Family Murders (ID) Rated TV-14

 The documentary recounts the disappearance of the McStay family and the trial of Chase Merritt. Starring Tony Azzaro, Suzanne Armstrong, and Shawn Patrick Murphy.  This show does what true crime TV does best. We have a questionable defendant, the questionable … Continue reading

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One Child Nation (2019) Rated R

Nanfu Wang is a product of China’s one-child policy. After moving to the U.S. and becoming a filmmaker, she decided to come home and look at the policy that she grew up with in comparison with other countries’ stances on … Continue reading

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Lucy Worsley Investigates (PBS) Rated NR

Lucy Worsley investigates major chapters in British History. She looks at the witch trials, the Black death, the madness of King George III, and the princes in the tower. She explores the contemporary perspective and looks at gender politics, class … Continue reading

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Secrets of the lost Ark (Science) Rated NR

This show follows one of the most sacred religious artifacts from the Bible, The Ark of the Covenant. A team of experts uses the latest science and research to discover the mystery of where the ark disappeared to. Starring Jon … Continue reading

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Aware: Glimpses of Consciousness (2021) Rated NR

Six researchers approach the mystery of consciousness with different perspectives. Starring Richard Boothby, Mary Cosimano, and Justine Fritz.  I don’t know how scientific this research is. Each researcher uses different ways to figure out our consciousness. One employs high-tech brain … Continue reading

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Try Harder! (2021) Rated NR

Seniors at one of the best high schools in the country vie for acceptance to elite colleges in the country. Starring Alvan Cai, Shealand Fairchild, and Rachael Schmidt.  I know this documentary wanted to showcase the pressure kids in high … Continue reading

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When We Were Bullies (2021) Rated NR

A filmmaker tracks down his fifth-grade class to examine their memories of a bullying incident that happened 50 years ago. Starring Mark Athitakis, Ruth Bromberg, and Wendy Newman.  This is an interesting documentary. The filmmaker remembers an incident he regrets … Continue reading

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