09JAN 2019
Best Worst Movie documentary

Best Worst Movie documentary

In 1989, a group of unknown Utah actors starred in what would be crowned the worst movie of all time: TROLL 2. After two decades of running from this cinematic disaster, the cast can no longer hide from the legion of followers that celebrate them for their ineptitude. BEST WORST MOVIE, directed by TROLL 2’s once-disgraced child star, Michael Paul Stephenson, unravels the stories…

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30DEC 2018
Top 10 meaningful Movies

Top 10 meaningful Movies

There’s definitely no shortage of explosions in movies. We could easily make this a “Top 1, List” based on that criteria alone. But sometimes an explosion is so singularly epic that is stays with you long after the movie is over, lingering in the back of your mind like a goldfish that refuses to flush. These movie explosions brought something more than a flaming fireball to our…

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20DEC 2018
BBC Earth documentary

BBC Earth documentary

It s strange to think how we can now watch the BBC s Planet Earth on Netflix, curled up in our pajamas with all the blankets, cookies and other creature comforts we want. Strange, because to bring us all those gorgeous and intimate shots of our planet required the tireless efforts of dozens of filmmakers braving grassy plains, open ocean, lush jungles, stormy deserts and Arctic…

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10DEC 2018
Philosophy films

Philosophy films

I’m not talking about movies that make you think deep crazy stuff. I’m not talking about some new “existential twist” on common topics. I’m talking about movies that (seem to be) incarnations of classic philosophical thought experiments or movies that have a major philosophical problem as a main theme. I’m talking about movies that include topics that a serious student of philosophy…

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30NOV 2018
New York a documentary Film torrent

New York a documentary Film torrent

Between 1936 and 1938, almost three thousand North Americans volunteered to defend the Republic of Spain in the struggle against Fascism by joining other 50, other volunteers coming from 54 countries across the world. Among the American volunteers, there were about eighty-five African American who also answered that call, fighting in Spain against racism and for the civil rights…

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20NOV 2018
Film Modes

Film Modes

Documentary mode is a conceptual scheme developed by American documentary theorist Bill Nichols that seeks to distinguish particular traits and conventions of various documentary film styles. Nichols identifies six different documentary modes in his schema: poetic, expository, observational, participatory, reflexive, and performative. While Nichols discussion of modes does progress…

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