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CIA vs. Bin Laden: First In (2021) Rated NR

 It is now 20 years after 9/11 and 10 years after Bin Laden’s death. This documentary reveals the CIA’s 10-year hunt for Bin Laden.  I thought this film did a wonderful job at putting the hunt for and killing of Bin … Continue reading

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Eddie the Eagle (2015) Rated PG-13

The film is based on the life of Eddie Edwards, who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics. Starring Tom Costello, Jo Hartley, Keith Allen, Taron Egerton, and Hugh Jackman. This film is one of those underdog true life … Continue reading

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Operation Lighthouse Rescue (2016) Rated TV-PG

A team of engineers faces the challenge of moving a historic Martha’s Vineyard lighthouse more inland. Starring Izolda Bush, Len Butler, and Holly Herbster. This documentary is an interesting telling of the complexity of moving a historic building 134 feet. … Continue reading

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Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016) Rated UR

A look at the life, work, and political activism of Norman Lear. Starring John Amos, Bea Arthur, and Adrienne Barbeau. This documentary looks at the life of one of the most influential TV producers. Lear tells his life story of … Continue reading

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Fight the Power: The Protests That Changed America (2021) Rated NR

A documentary focuses on key impacts of protests on the evolution of the United States, from past to present. Starring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jelani Cobb, and Robyn Muncy.  There are a couple of problems with this film. Abdul-Jabbar tells us the … Continue reading

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Jackie Robinson (2016) Rated TV-PG

A documentary chronicles the personal and professional life of Jackie Robinson from his birth in 1919 to his death in 1972. Starring Keith David and Jamie Foxx. This documentary is one of Ken Burns’ miniseries. Burns does what he does best … Continue reading

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Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten (2021) Rated NR

100 years later, we look at the explosion of violence that happened in the Black Wall Street district of Tulsa that was destroyed by a mob of white residents. Starring Michel Martin. This documentary helps bring to light the history … Continue reading

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Human: The World Within (PBS) Rated TV-PG

Stories from around the world reveal how our lives, passions, and goals, have used our bodies’ complex systems. Starring Jad Abumrad. This documentary series discusses how we humans are amazing things. We start as one cell and form all these … Continue reading

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Confronting A Serial Killer (Starz) Rated TV-MA

This documentary follows the relationship between author Jillian Lauren and serial killer Sam Little. Starring Jillian Lauren, Alena Acker, and Jerome Fontenette. This series leans more to the author’s side than actually listening to Little’s crimes. We tend to hear … Continue reading

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The Story of God with Morgan Freeman (NatGeo) Rated TV-14

Morgan Freeman travels the world in search of the different facets of God. He looks at how different religions explain death, creation, and sins. Starring Morgan Freeman, Mark Bozzuti-Jones, and Amir Hussain. I really enjoyed Morgan Freeman’s study of the … Continue reading

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