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Citizenfour - (2014) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://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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The-Red-Pill-2016-movie poster

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(on Wikipedia - warning: ideological bias)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3686998/
http://www.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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Bastardy (2008) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1310363/

A documentary that follows Jack Charles for seven years.

A thoughtful movie that focuses more on his fallen-lifestyle than his rise, success, fall and recovery. Though it was not its intention to, I find this movie reveals a lot about how fallen men are treated. No respect, no concern, no support. Acting out and desperation are treated as crimes, not cries.

  • Jack Charles, aka Jackie Charles.
  • "Bastardy" is illegitimacy.
  • Jack Charles on IMDB
  • While Jack is notable, and Bastardy won the 2009 AFI Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary, this film has no Wikipedia entry. I feel that says a lot.



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Black Mass (2015) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1355683/
http://www.blackmassthemovie.com/

The FBI make an alliance with the mob.

I'm not a particularly big fan of this type of movie, but this one was good. I don't think it's worth watching a second time. I got bored most of the way through.

  • Based on Black Mass (2006?) by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill

The Bounty (1984) picture

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086993/

In the past, a dude retells the story of some stuff that happened on some island way over there. Also there are accents and titties.

Maybe I'm not in the mood or my tastes have changed. I thought I'd like this, but I got bored.


A Beautiful Mind (2001) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://abeautifulmind.com/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0268978/

Based on the life of John Forbes Nash, Jr., the nobel prize winning mathematician, this film explores his life, genius and madness.

Media which explore intelligence, its quirks and consequences are (obviously) rarer than the geniuses themselves. That this movie has appealed to a broad audience, helping embrace and enlighten more typical people, is rarer still. This movie is very strongly recommended.



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