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4 Great Contemporary Chess Documentaries

"The Queen's Gambit" heralded the greatest boom in chess ever seen. It was also appreciated by chess professionals for realistically depicting the game. Here's a look at some of the best films and documentaries to be made on chess in recent times.


"A Glitch in the Matrix" (2021) Review: Is It Good?

"A Glitch in the Matrix" is a 2021 film about the simulation hypothesis. But it fails to provide convincing arguments for the theory and struggles with structure and purpose. Here's the full review.


Ghosts, Squalor and Love: “Grey Gardens” (1975) Review

A look back at the controversial 1975 documentary about two women living in a destitute mansion by the sea that became a cult hit.


Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist Review

A moving and intriguing tribute to Satoshi Kon, one of anime's greatest visionaries. His films are timeless and extraordinary.


"Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story" Movie Review

How much is too much for you to stop appreciating a former Hollywood favorite’s work once distasteful (or even criminal) revelations about him arise? Has The Usual Suspects and House of Cards been scratched from your watchlist in the wake of Kevin Spacey’s sexual assault charges?


"Mystify: Michael Hutchence" Movie Review

Interested in Michael Hutchence? Want to know all you can about him? Read my review on the 2019 documentary, "Mystify: Michael Hutchence" and see if it's the documentary for you.


'Death of a Nation' (2018) Movie Review

The 2018 film 'Death of a Nation' is a political "documentary" film by Dinesh D'Souza, who claims only that the Republicans can save America. Here's why this version of political propaganda isn't worth your time.


"Bad Reputation" Movie Review

Ever heard of Joan Jett? Probably not. What about "Bad Reputation"? Regardless of your answers, here's my review on "Bad Reputation."


Top 5 Scandal Documentaries to Watch on Netflix

These are the top five documentaries on Netflix that you can enjoy while not feeling guilty for wasting time.


Why Circus Fans and Historians Should See This Documentary: 'Mabel, Mabel, Tiger Trainer'

Big cat trainer Mabel Stark spent more than 50 years in the ring—doing what circus bosses said a woman could never do. Available for streaming and DVD purchase, Mabel, Mabel Tiger Trainer documents the life of the world’s first lady tiger trainer.


"Born in China" Review

Documentary filmmaker Lu Chuan takes us on a journey deep into China's wildlife as he depicts three animal families struggling to survive in their environment.


The Great Lie of Documentary Film

Looking at the history and trends of documentary films, we seek to uncover just how real is the "real" in documentary films, and what new filmmakers are doing about it.


The Walk Is an Amazing High-Wire Cinematic Event

In 1974, French high-wire performance artist Philippe Petit did the unthinkable, he slung a wire a quarter of a mile above the earth and walked between the Twin Towers.


Top Four Dyslexia Documentary Movies

Whether you're looking for famous people with dyslexia or want an educational documentary, these four will do the trick.


Why "Blackfish" is Misleading, Unoriginal, and Stupid

My review of the hit anti-Seaworld documentary "Blackfish," and some thoughts about zoos and captivity in general.


Four Dinosaur Documentaries to Stay Away From

Paleontology programs not to subject your kids (or yourself) to.


10 Best Heavy Metal Documentaries

Here is a list of ten great documentaries about hard rock and heavy metal music from a diehard metal fan and movie geek.


Michael Moore "Fahrenheit 9/11" Review - Convinced by Entertainment?

Did Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 offer entertainment (emotion) as an effective realm for political criticism and for reaching the voting American public? In his film, Moore argues that America has been fooled by Bush, that the war in Iraq takes advantage of the "have-nots" and that Americans blindly rely on Bush for protection.