Documentaries

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Here is an update to this list. Best of the best The Battle Over Citizen Kane Bowling for Columbine Capitalism: A Love Story The Corporation Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner Fahrenheit 9/11 Fahrenheit 11/9 The Fog of War Guns, Germs and Steel An Inconvenient Truth Jane Lost in La Mancha Roger & Me Walking with […]

Fahrenheit 11/9

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{5/5} “You know Trump was looking at this whole Flint water poisoning and he’s got to be thinking, ‘Wow, the governor got away with poisoning a majority black city. What will I be able to get away with?’” Fahrenheit 11/9, released in 2018 Michael Moore wants to remind you of horrible things about Donald Trump […]

Jane

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{5/5} “I had no training, no degree. But Louis [Leakey] didn’t care about academic credentials. What he was looking for was someone with an open mind, with a passion for knowledge, with a love of animals, and with monumental patience.” Jane, released in 2017 Jane Goodall’s dream of going to Africa to live among animals […]

Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist

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{4.5/5} “Digit really looks forward to the daily contacts as a source of entertainment. He often invites play by flopping over onto his back, waving his stumpy legs in the air, and looking at me smilingly as if to ask, ‘How can you resist me?’” Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist, aired in 2017 Dian […]

Documentaries

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here is an update to this list. Best of the best The Battle Over Citizen Kane Bowling for Columbine Capitalism: A Love Story The Corporation Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner Fahrenheit 9/11 The Fog of War Guns, Germs and Steel An Inconvenient Truth Lost in La Mancha Roger & Me Walking with Cavemen Walking with […]

Star Trek: The Captain’s Summit

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{4.5/5} “It has given me some of my closest lifelong friends. And every morning, no matter what mood I was in, I looked forward to going to work. No matter what the hour. I said I was going to spend the day with these clever, silly, talented, wonderful people. It was — and still is, […]

Where to Invade Next

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{5/5} “It’s true. The whole world does have paid maternity leave, except for the 2 countries too poor to afford it — Papua New Guinea and this place [the US].” Where to Invade Next, released in 2015 Michael Moore visits countries around the world that have some ideas he believes Americans should consider adopting. He […]

Documentaries

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

I haven’t seen a lot of documentaries, but I have seen some good ones. I’m including both movie documentaries and TV documentaries in this list. Best of the best The Battle Over Citizen Kane Bowling for Columbine Capitalism: A Love Story The Corporation Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner Fahrenheit 9/11 The Fog of War Guns, […]

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (season 1)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{4.5/5} “Stars die and reborn… They get so hot that the nuclei of the atoms fuse together deep within them to make the oxygen we breathe, the carbon in our muscles, the calcium in our bones, the iron in our blood. All was cooked in the fiery hearts of long vanished stars… The cosmos is also […]

The Institute

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{4/5} “The more I pulled on threads, the more the lines were blurred between what I viewed as the insanity I was… experiencing and the insanity of the real world.” A few years ago in San Francisco something unusual happened. Posters started appearing that led people to a particular building where they would be “inducted.” […]