non-fiction

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Chernobyl - (2019 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7366338/
https://www.hbo.com/chernobyl
https://www.sky.com/watch/chernobyl

A miniseries told around the Soviet Chernobyl disaster.

A tense, decently-paced look at how communist lies spell disaster, and how communism once again cost tens of thousands and almost tens of millions of lives.



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Citizenfour - (2014) poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(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

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia - warning: ideological bias)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3686998/
http://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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Band of Brothers - (2001 television show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0185906/
https://www.hbo.com/band-of-brothers

Follows a unit in the 101st Airborne Division during World War 2.

Quite a good story. It's full of faces I know. Great acting and spectacular realism.

  • Note: This video style is shaky.

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  1. Band of Brothers - (2001 show)
  2. The Pacific - (2010 show)



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Seven Years in Tibet - (1997 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120102/

A mountaineer in India gets captured by the British during World War II, fleeing until circumstances bring him in the company of the Dalai Lama in Tibet.

A story about a man, until it nosedives straight into the politics of the hostile takeover that turned Tibet into an autonomous region in communist China.



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the-prince-1910-by-niccolo-machiavelli-cover

Entertainment > Reading >

(on Wikipedia)

A tactically-minded man creates an instruction manual for action and understanding in the realm of high-lords of kingdoms.

At under 70 pages, this book may be thin but it's incredibly dense. I found myself reading paragraphs three times before moving on. Although nothing in it surprised me, I can still easily recommend it. It's been, somehow, given a bad name. I only found a slight tinge of "evil" creeping in at about the half-way mark, but nothing inexcusable.

I understood it well enough to add strong commentary, and to give much improved explanation in the latter half which draws from the former. It's interesting to me that the author himself didn't catch on to the trends in his own advice.

Like The Art of War - (~476 BC book), by Sunzi, people have interpreted this text for all manner of uses such as the business world.



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