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On Board Air Force One

2009 Unrated

This Air Force One documentary takes us on board one of the most iconic aircraft in operation. Air Force One is the official transport vehicle for the president of the United States and is a Boeing VC-25 which has been operational since 1987. Not only does it take the president to important meetings[...]

A Wedding and a Murder

2018 Unrated

The 2018 A Wedding and a Murder starring actor Alex Campbell Stein examines seemingly perfect marriages which ended in murder, often under mysterious circumstances.

The War Tapes

2006 Unrated

The War Tapes, a 2006 war documentary directed by Deborah Scranton which takes us to the front lines of the Iraq War.   As the National Guard was called up for duty in Iraq, several of them were given light-weight digital cameras to record the action they were to see. The result was hours[...]

The Trials of Henry Kissinger

2002 Unrated

The Trials of Henry Kissinger is a 2002 documentary by Eugene Jarecki based on the 2001 book with the same title by Christopher Hitchens looking at war crimes of the American diplomat, Henry Kissinger.   The documentary features the prominent voice of Scotish actor Brian Cox and a script[...]

Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers

2006 Unrated

Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers, a 2006 war documentary within which Robert Greenwald looks at war profiteering in Iraq by private contracting companies Halliburton, CACI, and KBR.   Apparently, some people made an awful lot of money from the Iraq war which comes as a big surprise to ab[...]

Why We Fight

2005 Unrated

Why We Fight, a 2005 historical war documentary by Eugene Jarecki about the US military-industrial complex, and western foreign policies over the last 50 years.   The title of the film refers to a series of seven propaganda movies made by the United States during World War 2 with the same[...]

Stop Making Sense

1984 Unrated

Stop Making Sense: a 1984 documentary film following American rock band The Talking Heads in concert.

Mommy Dead and Dearest

2017 Unrated

Mommy Dead and Dearest, a 2017 crime documentary film by Erin Lee Carr exploring the murder of Dee Dee Blanchard in 2015.   On June 14, 2015, Blanchard's body was found on a bed in a pool of blood and had been there for at least a couple of days. Blanchard's daughter, Gypsy Rose,[...]

Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve

2013 Unrated

Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve: A 2013 documentary about the US Federal Reserve created by American film editor Jim Bruce and narrated by actor Liev Schreiber (X-Men Origins: Wolverine).   This bank was set up 100 years ago and today it is one of the most powerful instituti[...]

The Iceman Tapes: Conversations with a Killer

1992 Unrated

The Iceman Tapes: Conversations with a Killer: a 1992 crime documentary interviewing Richard Kuklinski, filmed from behind prison walls.   Richard Leonard Kuklinski (Apr 11, 1935 – March 5, 2006) was a loving father and husband. He was also a contract killer speculated to have kille[...]

The Riddle of Einstein’s Brain

2005 Unrated

The Riddle of Einstein’s Brain, a 2005 documentary presented by British theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili and British neurophysiologist Mark Lythgoe telling the story of how Einstein’s brain was removed at autopsy and then had an extraordinary journey across America in Tupperware cont[...]

The Human Experiment

2013 Unrated

The Human Experiment, a 2013 documentary exploring chemicals in everyday consumer products with narration from American actor Sean Penn (Mystic River).   The film presents evidence gathered by journalists Dana Nachman and Don Hardy who interview people whose lives have apparently been aff[...]

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

2016 Unrated

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, a 2016 documentary by Matt D'Avella who asks a question: How might your life be better with less?   This film challenges the notions of what is widely considered to be the "American ideal" by following minimalists from al[...]

The Weight of the Nation

2012 Unrated

The Weight of the Nation, a four-part health documentary series looking into the obesity crisis in the United States.   The film looks into all aspects of the problem from its root causes, symptoms and treatments. As well as providing on the ground research, "The Weight of the Nation[...]

I.O.U.S.A

2008 Unrated

I.O.U.S.A. a 2008 political and economics documentary examining the history of US Federal debt level relative to gross domestic product (GDP), a figure that has reached frightening highs in the last decade.   Of course, the US has been in debt for almost all its history. In[...]

Red Light

2018 Unrated

Red Light, a new 2018 documentary series presented by American journalist Sarah Rashford for Vice.   The show examines how new laws surrounding sex work in the United States have impacted the lives of those in the industry. FOSTA-SESTA (Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act) prohibits many wa[...]

Beware the Slenderman

2016 Unrated

Beware the Slenderman, a 2016 biographical crime documentary film about two girls who murdered one of their friends in order to appease "The Slenderman".   "The Slenderman" is a fictional faceless monster reportedly featured in a horror story on the website fanfiction.[...]

NASA: Triumph and Tragedy

2009 Unrated

NASA: Triumph and Tragedy, a two-part documentary series hosted by Alisdair Simpson made in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the first Moon landing.   The film features recent interviews with many of the most well known Apollo astronauts including Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong and[...]

Steven Avery: Innocent Or Guilty?

2016 Unrated

Steven Avery, from Manitowoc County, Wisconsin was convicted of sexual assault and attempted murder in 1985. After serving more than 18 years in prison new DNA evidence gave him back his freedom.   Only two years later he once again convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.[...]

The Girl in the Box

2016
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The Girl in the Box: a 2016 crime documentary telling the horrendous story of Colleen Stan by producer Stephen Kemp.   20-year-old Colleen was a reasonably experienced hitchhiker and was always cautious about who she decided to travel with. In 1977 she was hitchhiking from her hometown of[...]

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