Category Archives: Documentaries

We Are Wizards (2008)

You might remember that a  few years ago, there was a series of books featuring Harry Potter and his friends, who were all witches and wizards, and even though Harry failed every class he was in pretty much, they kept … Continue reading

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It’s a Girl (2012)

It’s a Girl (2012) According to generally accepted statistics, over six-million Jews were killed during World War Two. The thought of this mass murder—organized and carried-out mainly by Heinrich Himmler (though, of course, others knew and participated)—is mind boggling. The … Continue reading

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Serving Life, 2011

This documentary’s title—Serving Life—is a pun, in essence. It’s about a group of men at Angola State Prison in Louisiana, one of the most legendarily horrible prisons in the USA. Most of them are in for life sentences without parole. … Continue reading

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Done the Impossible: The Fans’ Tale of Firefly & Serenity–A Documentary (2006)

Every time I stumble upon one of those Comic-Com shows online, where everyone goes all nutso because Captain Kirk and Captain Picard and Captain Crunch will all be on the same stage, I roll my eyes, and say a silent … Continue reading

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And Everything is Going Fine (2010)

I don’t think anyone who saw Spalding Gray ever forgets the first time. For me, it was watching “Swimming to Cambodia” on HBO, of all places. It was my last year of college. It was late. The apartment was quiet … Continue reading

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Life 2.0 (2010)

“Life 2.o” is a documentary look at people whose lives have been taken over by Second Life. Second Life is a free website that offers you the ability to create your own avatars, build posh homes, engage in friendships and … Continue reading

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(A MUST for fans of Kubrick’s “The Shining”) “Room 237” (2012)

I just reviewed Stephen King’s new sequel to “The Shining,” “Doctor Sleep.” It’s an excellent novel—five stars out of five. So this seemed like the perfect occasion to write a few words about “Room 237,” a documentary about various conspiracy … Continue reading

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