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The First Saturday in May (2007) - Movie Review

'The First Saturday in May' directors John and Brad Hennegan follow six trainers as they put their amazing and beautiful thoroughbred horses--including the fabulous and tragic Barbaro--through the paces leading up to the Kentucky Derby, the annual race that’s known as “the most exciting two minutes in sports.“

'Who Killed The Electric Car?' - Movie Review

In 'Who Killed the Electric Car?,' documentary filmmaker Chris Paine chronicles the recent conspiracy to prevent proliferation of a series of automobiles that ran quietly and efficiently on electricity.

Hats Off (2008) - Movie Review

Hats Off is Jyll Johnstone’s documentary profiling the delightful, effervescent and beautiful Mimi Weddell who, at age 93, continues to work as an actress and model. She’s an inspiration to us all.

Jesus Camp (2006) - Movie Review

Jesus Camp is an extraordinary exposť about the well-organized Evangelical indoctrination of children in heartland America to become soldiers for Christ.

Manda Bala (Send A Bullet) (2007) - Movie Review

Manda Bala - Send A Bullet - s a documentary film about the violent class struggle in Brazil, and how cottage industries have sprung up around the frequent kidnappings that occur as the rich steal from the poor and the poor take revenge.

The Cool School (2008) - Movie Review

The Cool School is a documentary film about the work and lifestyle of the clique of modern artists who created the thriving contemporary art scene in Los Angeles during the 1950s.

Anvil! The Story of Anvil - Movie Review

Anvil! The Story of Anvil documents the amazing careers of heavy metal musicians Steve 'Lips' Kudlow and Robb Reiner as they survive day jobs to rock for ages.

Molotov Alva And His Search For The Creator: A Second Life Odyssey (2008)

Molotov Alva And His Search For The Creator - A Second Life Odyssey is the first-ever virtual reality documentary. It follows a fictitious character named Molotov Alva who, armed with a virtual camera, has left his real life to enter virtual reality in search of the creator.

Bowling For Columbine (2002) - Movie Review

Bowling For Columbine is the entertaining and eye-opening documentary in which director Michael Moore travels across the United States and into Canada to investigate America's gun culture by questioning legislators and officials, NRA members and gun control advocates, victims of crime and ordinary citizens. The title refers to the teenage massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.

Air Guitar Nation (2006) - Movie Review

Follows a group of talented imaginary instrumentalists through rollicking good times of great music and exuberant sportive fun, as they engage in the heated competition to win the title of world champion air guitarist.

Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise

Meat Loaf, In Search Of Paradise is the first-ever documentary about Meat Loaf and follows the iconic rocker, aged 59, as he launches a worldwide tour to promote his latest album, Like A Bat Out Of Hell III.

Sicko (2007) - Movie Review

Sicko (2007) is a documentary film about a subject that touches every American's life: health care in the U.S. Filmmaker Michael Moore, in his inimitably entertaining style, shows that an astonishing percent of Americans don't have health insurance because they can't afford it, and that those who do are often bankrupted by illness that HMOs won't cover. The result: people die unnecessarily. It could be you, your kin or friends. This is one of the documentaries you really must see.

Blindsight on DVD

Blindsight, the documentary about six blind Tibetan teenagers who, guided by seven-summit blind mountain climber Erik Weihenmayer and a team of Americans, set out to climb the Lhakpa Ri peak of Mount Everest is on DVD--with great extras.

Order of Myths - DVD Review of The Order of Myths - 2008

Margaret Brown's documentary explores the history of Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama, her home town, where 'mystic' parading began 13 years before New Orleans was even founded. Brown shows how the city's still celebrated tradition both reflects and impacts its contemporary culture and politics, including attitudes towards racism.

Planet B-Boy (2007)

Planet B-Boy brings the international cultural phenomenon known as breakdancing into focus. Director Benson Lee introduces us to dedicated and determined B-Boy dance crews from Las Vegas, Osaka, Seoul and France who set sparks flying at the high voltage competition of the "Battle of the Year," held in Braunschweig, Germany. Their stories, personalities and attitude and astonishing skills are completely compelling. All these kids are winners, and so's this film. A must see. ASAP.

Young@Heart (2007) - Movie Review

Young@Heart is about a chorus of spunky senior citizens that belts punk, R & B and rock classics to sold-out audiences in concert halls in their home town of Northampton, Massachusetts, and around the world. This documentary film is their story, their well-deserved moment of glory.

Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008) - Movie Review

Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden? is Morgan Spurlock's cheeky documentary. The fast food filmmaker trudges through the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan, asking strangers, "Have you seen Osama bin Laden?"

Standard Operating Procedure (2008) - Movie Review

In Standard Operating Procedure, Errol Morris expands on the infamous photographs of U.S. soldiers torturing suspected terrorists imprisoned at Abu Ghraib to expose the U.S. military's 'standard operating procedure' as cruel and inhumane.

Quantum Hoops (2007) - Movie Review

Quantum Hoops is about Caltech's basketball team, a dedicated group of young scholars who play their games with the same sort of persistence they apply to their studies, even though they hold the record for the most games lost. David Duchovny narrates this smart and seductive documentary about smart people who've really got game.

Encounters At the End of The World (2008) - Movie Review

'Encounters At the End of The World' filmmaker Werner Herzog uses a National Science Foundation-sponsored trip to America's Antactic research station, McMurdo, to film daily life and interview scientists and support specialists working at the largest human settlement on the 'Big Ice.' Herzog's brilliant photography--including amazing underwater sequences--shows us the wonder of it all, while his first person voice over narrative poses some profound questions about humankind and nature.

Desert Bayou (2007) - Movie Review

Desert Bayou is a documentary about African Americans evacuated from New Orleans to Utah.

Body of War (2007) - Movie Review

Body of War tells the heart wrenching story of how 22-year-old Tomas Young enlisted to serve his country and became a victim of the Iraq War.

Bigger, Stronger, Faster (2008) - Movie Review

Bigger, Stronger, Faster is Chris Bell's highly personal documentary following the filmmaker's own path as he struggles to find his place in his family and define his personal goals with regards to athletics and the use of steroids.

Winged Migration (2001) - Movie Review

'Winged Migration' directors Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud and their crew of 500 people spanned the globe for four years to capture these amazing and startlingly beautiful images of various species of migrating birds as they fly thousands of miles twice annually in search of food.

An Inconvenient Truth (2006) - Movie Review

'An Inconvenient Truth' is Davis Guggenheim's Oscar-winning documentary focusing on the issue of global warming, as explained by former Vice President Al Gore in his one-man slide show.

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