Movie Genre: Documentary

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Liberty
5

This fascinating documentary traces the hopeful rise and ultimate demise of the Priutt-Igoe Apartments, an ambitious experiment in modernist public housing in post-WWII St. Louis.  Razed less than 30 years after they were built, Priutt-Igoe became an infamous worst case scenario of...

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angela
5

The trials of Mark and Mike (burn-outs and aspiring film makers in Wisconsin) and their horror film Coven is the subject of this hilarious and touching documentary. Will Uncle Bill remember his one line? Will the birds stop chirping while they try to film death and destruction? Will they even...

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angela
4

A documentary about eight kids who are on the quest to become the national spelling bee champion. Who would've thought that a movie about spelling could be entertaining, funny, sad and full of suspense? Check it out, you'll be surprised.

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Michelle
4

A beautiful celebration of a reinvigorated art and craft movement in America.

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Michelle
4

OK, ignore the creepy animation bits. The rest is a pure joy to watch. Dirt! It's fascinating!

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Michelle
4

You will be sick and you will be heartened. Daniel Ellsberg is an amazing human.

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angela
5

After seeing concert footage, new interviews with surviving members Mike Watt and George Hurley, and hearing amazing stories from people like John Doe (X), Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) and even Mike Watt's mom, I dare you not to love this band. A must-see for any fan of punk/hardcore.

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Michelle
4

A surprisingly uplifting look at the experience and aftermath of Katrina for one couple.

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Michelle
4

A documentary about food justice that will infuriate and inspire you!

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Michelle
3

This is not a great film but you should watch it anyway. And lay off the Roundup...

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Michelle
3

Everyone is talking about global warming; you don't hear so much about water issues. You will be angered by what you learn in this film which isn't a bad thing.

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Michelle
4

It's amazing what a crazy person and a messed up legal system can do to your life.

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james
4

Other documentaries about the Clash have adequately revealed the facts about the band and its frontman Joe Strummer. While The Future Is Unwritten covers some of the same ground, it also reveals Strummer as a human being and not just a rock icon -- sometimes in an unflattering light. A...

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Michelle
3

What the Bible tells different folks about loving gay children is very interesting and heartbreaking.

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Michelle
4

Documentary? Drama? Mockumentary? It's just too good to be totally true and yet...

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Michelle
4

Can't get enough of these fine farm/food flicks.

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Michelle
4

What an amazing life this man has made.

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Michelle
3

Here's a strange way to spend an evening.

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Michelle
4

A documentary about Haitian radio hero Jean Dominique who was assassinated in the middle of the several national crises in the last decade. What makes this film compelling beyond the subject matter is the depth to which you come to know Dominique since Demme began filming him decades prior to...

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Michelle
4

If you seek a meditative, calming film, let it be this. With no narration, this documentary beautifully captures the rituals and daily life of a Carthusian monastery in the French Alps.

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Michelle
3

Ray weaves together Tibetan and Chinese history, the Dalai Lama's biography, rare archival footage, and a great interview with His Highness to create an uplifting film despite the gravity of some of the topics. I dare you not to smile.

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Michelle
4

Who knew typeface could be so interesting? You may think twice before going with the default on the next Word doc you create.

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Michelle
4

One glance at the cover and you're not sure you want to watch this - the Lost Boys of Sudan - depressing! Stick it out. This is an inspirational documentary that will make you laugh at the absurdity of the American lifestyle, think about the plight of those affected by the genocide in Africa,...

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Michelle
4

This is a heart wrenching and fascinating documentary about the Fearless Freaks, a gang of young punks, becoming The Flaming Lips, a band who went from imitating and opening for the Butthole Surfers to creating whimsical and ethereal music that transcends genre.

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Michelle
3

Overshadowed by global warming in the news, net neutrality needs as much public discourse and action. You owe it to yourself and our society to watch this informative piece. It is no exaggeration to say that what is at risk today is the future of what is left of our democratic process.