documentary

The Achievers Review

September 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

This was an interesting movie to watch for me, but I warn you going in, it may not be for the “uninitiated” any more than your typical screening of the Rocky Horror Picture show would be enjoyable for someone who either hadn’t seen, or worse, didn’t like that particular movie. The Big Lebowski was the first cult film of the “Internet [...]

Cave of Forgotten Dreams Review

August 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Herzog seems like the kind of guy I’d really love to just chill with and enjoy a good conversation for a few hours. As a documentary filmmaker he has a knack for finding the humanity, or the soul, in what would otherwise be just a very interesting documentary about a very old cave. The cave in question is the Chauvet cave in France, which [...]

It’s Good to be The King: The Jerry Lawler Story Review

July 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

I have been a wrestling fan all of my life, which I will allow you all to judge me for as much as you desire. At this point it is just something I’m afraid I’m stuck with. Anyway, I enjoy wrestling documentaries, and when it comes to high quality productions, WWE makes the best you will find in terms of production value. That said, there is a [...]

Sinatra: All or Nothing at All Review

June 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

When it comes to music I am a bit all over the place. There have been times when I really dug me some old school Frank Sinatra, although for the most part growing up so many generations removed a lot of his music is a little hard to resonate with, listening with modern ears. That said, good stuff the “Wee Small Hours of the Morning” stuff for [...]

Beyond the Mat Review

June 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

It’s strange to think when this movie started, it was going to be much more of a WCW influenced documentary than a WWF one, and Mick Foley was going to be in the Jake Roberts role of, wrestler down on his luck in the last days of his career. All of this according to Foley himself on a recent podcast, who said, in 1995 when he first met director [...]

Montage Of Heck Review

June 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

HBO for the past few years has had a very cool way of doing musician biographies, using old footage and interviews, and other direct sources from the people in the spotlight to tell their own stories. I have seen both the Rolling Stones, and Sinatra’s documentaries, but of all of those, Kurt Cobain’s “Montage of Heck” is by far the best, [...]

Life Itself Review

August 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Roger Ebert lived the last six or seven years of his life with no voice, other than a computer generated one he typed into in the final few years. This movie in both a figurative and a literal sense, is about giving Ebert his voice back. At least, that was what it was about before he passed away, which he unfortunately did during the filming of [...]

The Wild & Wonderful Whites of West Virginia Review

November 20, 2013 // 1 Comment

This kind of movie is normally far from my normal range of viewing material. I must confess my only reason for having seen it is due to it being a school assignment, and the only reason I’m writing about it is for the same purpose, so I figured, since this is kind of what I do anyway, that I might as well kill two birds with one stone and make [...]

Memphis Heat Review

November 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Long before the bright lights and pyrotechnics of today’s modern wrestling extravaganza there was already a thriving wrestling scene in America, several of them in fact, located in territories strewn across the United States, most of which falling under the dictum of the National Wrestling Alliance. One such territory existed in Memphis, [...]

The Untold History of the United States Review

November 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

“The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion (to which few members of other civilizations were converted) but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do.” – Samuel P. Huntington With this ten part documentary series (now with [...]