documentaries

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District 9 - (2009 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1136608/
https://www.sonypictures.com/movies/district9

Alien refugees come to Earth, only to become squatters and criminals while the world looks on. After 20 years, the local government tries to relocate them to better facilities only to discover alien technologies they had been salvaging and repairing.

A unique setting and good story. It's not a super-fantastic movie, but it's definitely highly recommended. It has a high "ick" factor.

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Real Venezuela has never been tried.
Real Venezuela has never been tried.

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0363510/
http://www.vitagraphfilms.com/films.htm

In Venezuela, when a democratically-elected socialist starts ruining the fourth largest oil industry in the world, using socialism, effort is made to initiate a regime change.

It begins as a pro-communist propaganda piece on how socialism didn't do nothin' wrong and real communism has never been tried. It gets good later on, as there are legitimate concerns actually being shown.

Feel free to look at this and compare it to current (2017-2018) reactions to United States president Donald Trump, because it will make your head explode.

You can thank events featured around this time, and the fucktardedness that followed, for plunging 90% of the population into poverty.. and I'm not exaggerating. This is the wealth-generation of socialism.



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Citizenfour - (2014) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4044364/
https://citizenfourfilm.com/

A documentary on, and interviews with, Edward Snowden.

I suppose it has some interesting material, and certainly the topic is great, but as a viewing experience this movie is boring as fuck.



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Crumb - (1994 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109508/
https://www.sonypictures.com/movies/crumb

A documentary about Robert Crumb.

A lineage of broken genetics is passed on to children, one of whom drew odd things oddly and got famous because normies couldn't or wouldn't do it. He got and stayed famous because he got there first. Everyone fawns over him to be cool.

There's a lot of anti-consumerism, anti-industry and general cultural critique. Unfortunately, the whole thing gets interesting only in the latter third, and the good cultural critique is scattered throughout that.

All things considered, this isn't a great movie, an interesting person or an interesting topic. For people unaware of the reality, this shows the broken side of certain kinds of artist.

Not recommended.



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The-Red-Pill-2016-movie poster

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(on Wikipedia - warning: ideological bias)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3686998/
was theredpillmovie.com

A feminist's documentary about men's (human) rights.

A refreshing piece of work, with the intellectual morals to actually talk to the men's rights advocates being talked about. The contrast between "the sides" is truly astonishing.



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The Internet's Own Boy - (2014 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3268458/
See https://participant.com/?s=the+internet%27s+own

A documentary on Aaron Swartz and some of the major events he participated in.

Snowball Effect - The Story of 'Clerks' - (2004 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0420917/

This is a 90-minute retrospective documentary for Clerks - (1994 movie) that focuses on Smith's early inception of the film, the process of making and distributing and finally, the reaction and response to the film from critics and fans.

It's full of bits of trivia, but is uninteresting to all but the hardcore fans. It's got a lot of masturbatory stuff in it, but even ignoring that, and including my love of the film it documents, I didn't like it.

  • Properly titled Snowball Effect: The Story of 'Clerks'
  • This is available on the bonus CD of "Clerks X", the 10-year anniversary money grab edition.



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