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Re: Looking for Documentary recommendations

by PretentiousHipster Thu May 21, 2020 12:46 pm

Vietnam is still communist, but best not to debate about politics anyways :P I even didn't post my review from a few days ago because of the political title in it.
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Re: Looking for Documentary recommendations

by PretentiousHipster Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:42 pm

My favourite documentary and what might turn into my favourite films ended up being on youtube recently. It's very difficult to get a dvd so youtube is a good option.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YvhcmzrLf8
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Re: Looking for Documentary recommendations

by RCBH928 Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:45 pm

PretentiousHipster wrote:My favourite documentary and what might turn into my favourite films ended up being on youtube recently. It's very difficult to get a dvd so youtube is a good option.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YvhcmzrLf8


great thanks
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Re: Looking for Documentary recommendations

by PretentiousHipster Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:53 pm

Big shame that it's not well known. In fact, I haven't heard of it outside of the film forum I go on. One user was addicted to documentaries and pushed everyone to see it since he loved it so much. After that, it was pretty much unanimous that everyone there thought it was amazing.
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Re: Looking for Documentary recommendations

by mobiusclimber Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:54 pm

Here's my list of the best documentaries on Netflix:

13th
The Great Hack
Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States
Jeffrey Epstein Filthy Rich
Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez
Dirty Money
Trump An American Dream
The Universe
Story of God
The Keepers
The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann
The Staircase
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
The Family
The Story of Us
Inequality for All
Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press
The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez
Surviving R Kelly
Abducted in Plain Sight
Murder Maps
Amanda Knox
Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992
Witches: A Century of Murder
Evil Genius
Hip-Hop Evolution
American Factory
LA 92
Beyond the Mat

Probably a lot others I'm forgetting (and I'm not mentioning really well known stuff like Making a Murderer or Tiger King). I'd also throw in some interview stuff, like Midnight Gospel, Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth, and Have A Good Trip.
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Re: Looking for Documentary recommendations

by Sload Soap Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:49 pm

Second LA 92, 13th, The Great Hack and Evil Genius. None of them are easy watching but they are pretty vital. I would add O.J: Made in America as a sort of companion piece to LA 92. It's very long, more of a series really, but it is an absolutely comprehensive breakdown not just of the OJ case but shines a light into a wider domain, and is still relevant by doing that, of race relations, class, sexism, politics and idolatry that made up the time, and arguably still do. A lot of those ESPN 30 for 30 documentaries are good but this really pushed the boat out. It won an Oscar for what that's worth.

I'll also thrown in a shout to a British director called Adam Curtis, specifically his films Bitter Lake and Hypernormalization. His documentary style is more like a visual collage, he works exclusively for the BBC and basically collects and collates the enormous amount of footage that the world service either didn't or can't use, splices it with contemporary interview footage and works from there. Bitter Lake is mostly about how Afganistan continually finds itself a target of foreign aggression and why, along with a dialogue on how the most recent invasion was more complicated than the good vs evil schism sold by the Bush administration. Hypernormalization posits that the world is a shambles and the people we put in power don't really know what to do and it does this by tracing a parallel from the 70s between Donald Trump and Hafez al-Assad and showing the best people can do is exploit the madness but rarely control it. It was made before Trump was elected so it isn't a political hit piece. They are pretty long and Bitter Lake can be a bit indulgent (and violent) and neither tries to spell out an absolute truth but they are very interesting pieces of film making IMO.
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Re: Looking for Documentary recommendations

by RCBH928 Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:50 pm

Sometimes a person thinks too deep that he does not see the obvious, I just went to YouTube and typed "documentary" and got nice results.

Following channels has nice content:
DW, RT documentary, PBS, FrontLine
These are not documentaries exactly, shorter videos but interesting topics:
ColdFusion, Business Casual, CNBC

I stumbled upon a good content channel but I forgot its name....
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Re: Looking for Documentary recommendations

by stickem Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:02 pm

mobiusclimber wrote:Here's my list of the best documentaries on Netflix:

13th
The Great Hack
Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States
Jeffrey Epstein Filthy Rich
Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez
Dirty Money
Trump An American Dream
The Universe
Story of God
The Keepers
The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann
The Staircase
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
The Family
The Story of Us
Inequality for All
Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press
The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez
Surviving R Kelly
Abducted in Plain Sight
Murder Maps
Amanda Knox
Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992
Witches: A Century of Murder
Evil Genius
Hip-Hop Evolution
American Factory
LA 92
Beyond the Mat

Probably a lot others I'm forgetting (and I'm not mentioning really well known stuff like Making a Murderer or Tiger King). I'd also throw in some interview stuff, like Midnight Gospel, Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth, and Have A Good Trip.



Add "the last dance" to the list. i know there probably aren't many sports fans on here, but it's really well done. For all the shit tiger king gets, once you get into it it gets really interesting in a train wreck sorta way.
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Re: Looking for Documentary recommendations

by Ack Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:38 pm

Hey, Last Dance was fantastic.
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