Room 237 is a hypnotic documentary that serves two important purposes. #1: The Shining is an insanely complex and ingenius piece of art. #2: Anyone can perceive a film radically different from someone else. The documentary presents six varying opinions on the secrets and imagery hidden within the confines of Kubrick’s horror masterpiece. However, we […]
We think war and picture Band of Brothers, Full Metal Jacket, or Hurt Locker. Very rarely do we get a full glimpse of the actuality behind what war is and what it means. Some may not want this insight, as it can be hard to swallow at times, which is why those previous films tend to do […]
As soon as the credits starting rolling I had only one thought in my mind, “Wow, this was meant to be a documentary.” And I sincerely mean that. The story was amazing, covering what seemed like every step and event along the way. The editing was beyond superb, which obviously helped visually, but was also […]
I had never really watched a documentary for its artistic value. Before I really started watching documentaries out of pleasure, I thought they were meant for spouting out as much information as they could through spoken word. I know many documentaries pride themselves on their beauty and camera work, as they should, but the extent […]
After a bit of thought, I find myself tackling another film by the prominent German filmmaker, Werner Herzog. Only this time Herzog’s documentary shows man’s apathy towards nature. However, through his poetic style he is able to capture moments of beauty where this simple idea seemed to have been extinguished long before. There is a […]
I remember hearing about this movie when I was in high school. Caught glimpses here in there, but never really watched the entire thing. You can imagine the appeal of this film to a teenage boy. A Man v. Wild type of documentary where the subject lives with bears. Grizzly bears. However, looking back, this […]
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