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Miranda Barbour: Serial Killer Or Liar?

Crime Presenter 2018 Unrated

A new 2018 documentary about the murder of Troy LaFerrara and the two people who were convicted of his killing, Miranda Barbour and her husband, Elytte Barbour. The film asks a simple question; is Barbour a liar or a serial killer?   The United States justice system has certainly come to[...]

A Tattoo To Change Your Life

PsychologySociety Presenter 2018 Unrated

A Tattoo To Change Your Life is a seven-part BBC3 documentary series following several people who have used transformative tattoos as a way to help them put difficult past memories to bed and look forward to a new chapter in their lives.   Each of the short-format films features a story o[...]

Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007

Movie Presenter Stevan Riley 2012 Unrated

Everything or Nothing takes us through the history of the James Bond Franchise.   Since the golden age of Hollywood, it is arguable that there has been no movie character with greater iconography than James Bond.

Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th

Movie Presenter Corey Feldman 2013 Unrated

The Crystal Lake Memories is an absolute marathon of a documentary which takes us through the entire history of the iconic horror franchise, Friday the 13th.   American actor Corey Feldman (Gremlins) narrates throughout the film which starts with the first movie back in 1980 and goes on t[...]

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

American filmmaker Alex Gibney explores the personal life of Steve Jobs in this 2015 documentary "The Man in the Machine".   Jobs is easily one of the most important people in the history of computing, for the products he helped develop were ergonomic and desirable as well as be[...]

Land of Silence and Darkness

Land of Silence and Darkness (original title: Land des Schweigens und der Dunkelheit) is a 1971 documentary by the German filmmaker Werner Herzog which asks deaf-blind people about their experience of life.   The film centres around Fini Straubinger who lost both her eyesight and hearing[...]

Armadillo

Armadillo, 2010 war documentary by filmmaker Janus Metz Pedersen who follows a group of Danish soldiers as they travelled to the Armadillo military base located in Helmand province of Afghanistan in February 2009.   The film captures a high level of verisimilitude, in that it captures the[...]

Tales of the Grim Sleeper

Crime Presenter Nick Broomfield 2014 Unrated

Tales of the Grim Sleeper, a 2014 crime documentary by British filmmaker Nick Broomfield about the American serial killer Lonnie David Franklin Jr. Lonnie David Franklin Jr. is believed to be responsible for at least 10 murders which took place in Los Angeles, California. He gained the nickname[...]

The Great White Silence

HistoryNature Presenter Herbert Ponting 1924 Unrated

The Great White Silence, a 1924 documentary by British cinematographer Herbert Ponting which captures footage of the Terra Nova Expedition led by Robert Falcon Scott to the South Pole between 1910 and 1913. It is probably the oldest footage you will see of Antarctica and as well as capturing the lan[...]

Cannabis to Save My Life

In "Cannabis to Save My Life" Patricia Crone, professor of Islamic history at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton attempts to find out if taking Marijuana can really save a life by fighting cancer.   Patricia was diagnosed with lung cancer which had already spread to h[...]

'State of Surveillance' with Edward Snowden and Shane Smith

TechnologyInternet Presenter Shane Smith 2016 Unrated

"State of Surveillance", a landmark Vice documentary hosted by Shane Smith about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.   Smith travels to Moscow where Snowden is living to interview the man who revealed hard evidence of a huge program of mass surveillance for the first time. The dig[...]

Tashi and the Monk

BiographySociety Presenter Johnny Burke 2014 Unrated

Tashi and the Monk, a 2014 documentary by Johnny Burke and Andrew Hinton about a man who creates an extraordinary community for abandoned children, with no higher purpose than giving its young members the joys of childhood. The backdrop to this story is just as amazing, on top of a mountain in[...]

Evolution Vs. God

Society Presenter Ray Comfort 2013
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Evolution Vs. God, a 2013 documentary by New Zealand-based Christian minister Ray Comfort, within which he approaches several evolutionary scientists to talk about the Darwinian theory of life versus the belief of creationism in Christianity.   As a result of the topic, this film is one f[...]

Manakamana

SocietyArt Presenter Stephanie Spray 2013 Unrated

Manakamana, a 2013 experimental documentary directed by Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez about pilgrims travelling on the Manakamana Cable Car between Cheres, Chitwan and the Manakamana Temple in Nepal.   Almost the entire documentary is shot from one static angle inside the cable car.

It Might Get Loud

It Might Get Loud, a 2008 documentary by American filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (producer of Training Day) profiling the recording and playing styles of several prominent rock musicians.   The film predominantly features rock guitarists, Jack White (The White Stripes), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppli[...]

My Daughter the Teenage Nudist (preview)

Unfortunately, it looks like the source video is broken. There may be a fix soon but this is being marked as a preview only currently.    My Daughter the Teenage Nudist, a 2012 documentary with narration by British actor Mathew Horne (Gavin & Stacey) about twenty-somethings who a[...]

The Queens Green Planet

The Queens Green Planet, a new 2018 documentary exploring Queen Elizabeth II's endeavours to plant a network of forests across the commonwealth.   The film is hosted by David Attenborough, who has dedicated his life to educating the world about the importance of preserving nature, adv[...]

Dave Chappelle's Block Party

ArtMusic Presenter Dave Chappelle 2004 Unrated

Dave Chappelle's Block Party, a 2005 art and music documentary hosted by American comedian Dave Chappelle.   The plot of this documentary revolves around a massive block party that Chappelle organised in Brooklyn, New York in the summer of 2004 featuring a number of popular hip-hop an[...]

The Denali Experiment

Sport Presenter Jimmy Chin 2011
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The Denali Experiment, a short documentary directed by Jimmy Chin following a group of hardcore snowboarders and mountaineers as they attempt to climb and ride 20,320-foot Denali in Alaska — the highest peak in North America and the tallest land-based mountain on Earth.   The film c[...]

The Celluloid Closet

Art Presenter Lily Tomlin 1995 Unrated

The Celluloid Closet, a 1995 arts documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film.   Some of the actors interviewed in "The Celluloid Closet": Tony Curtis Whoopi Gold[...]

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Do You Trust This Computer?

jrtdixie rated

Good video. I showed this to my current events class as we have been talking about the FB issues and sharing data, so this fit right in. Worth watching for sure!

Reviewed on April 23, 2018

The Queens Green Planet

I guess "Being There by Kosinski" makes even more sense now.

Reviewed on April 22, 2018

Zero Hour The Massacre at Columbine High

Nooby rated

I could have done better

Reviewed on April 21, 2018

Andre The Giant - Larger Than Life

This guy made Arnold Schwarzenegger look small

Reviewed on April 08, 2018

The Beginning and End of the Universe

interesting perspective on life and the universe. not sure if I can fully get behind the theory but it certainly is entertaining

Reviewed on February 22, 2018

Professor Green: Working Class White Men

Vic rated

V.good. A little biased as with leading questions for Lewis but still valuable piece of work.

Reviewed on February 21, 2018

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