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Archive: January, 2019

Documentary Review | Unborn in the USA: Inside the War on Abortion

Unborn in the USA is a documentary following the pro-life movement in the United States. It begins with the actions of Christian Institute as they set up displays on college campuses. It then expands with other groups protesting the current abortion laws. The film shows many interactions between pro-life and pro-choice groups, however, it shows …

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Movie Review | Jumper

Jumper (PN 1995.9 .S26 J86 2008) is the story of David Rice, a young man who discovered that he has a special gift when he was just five years old. This gift allows him to transport himself anywhere in the world as long as he can picture it. Little does he know that there is …

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Movie Review | How To Train Your Dragon 2

In How To Train Your Dragon 2 the island of Berk is now full of dragons and humans living in peace, but Hiccup isn’t satisfied with his accomplishments yet. He continues exploring until he finds dragon trappers, and from the trappers Hiccup learns that there is another dragon rider and that there is a man, …

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Documentary Review | America the Beautiful

America the Beautiful (PN 1995.96 .B42 A44 2010) is a powerful documentary about how the beauty standards in America affect women. This film follows the story of a twelve year old girl who starts modeling, at first she finds herself loved by fashion designers and companies but as time goes on she loses their interest. …

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Documentary Review | Life: Pt. 2

This second part of the Life (PN 1995.96 .N38 L53 2010 pt.2) series is another wonderful installment with beautiful narration by Oprah Winfrey. This part of the series is about fish, birds, and insects. The videographers and narrator beautifully capture what the lives of these creatures consist of. These episodes show the interesting adaptations that …

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Documentary Review | The Life of Mammals

The Life of Mammals pt. 2 is an amazingly well written documentary featuring the interesting aspects to the unique lives of different species of mammals. There is so much more to mammals then just what we know about us as humans. From grizzly bears, to certain types of chipmunks, to aquatic platypuses, different species of …

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Documentary Review | Tarnation

Tarnation is definitely a different type of movie. The director, Jonathan Caouette, started filming his life at age 11 and beautifully edited this documentary about himself and his life while growing up. The film is innocent at times, but has some pretty intense themes as Caouette is completely honest and open about the trials of …

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Documentary Review | When the Lion Roars

When the Lion Roars (PN 1995.96 .M65 M46 2009) portrays the evolution of Metro Goldwyn Mayer and its impact on Hollywood. This documentary goes into detail about the people who brought MGM to life and how they made one of the most successful film companies of all time. Not only does this documentary display the …

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Documentary Review | Hunt for the Supertwister

Hunt for the Supertwister (PN 1995.96 .W37 H86 2004) is an epic documentary about the struggles of storm chasers as they attempt to unravel the mystery of why, how, and when tornadoes form.  This documentary contains various interviews with expert meteorologists and victims of tornado catastrophes, as well as up-close footage of the twisters themselves.  …

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Documentary Review | Bill Viola: The Eye of the Heart

Bill Viola: The Eye of the Heart  (PN 1995.96 .E96 B54 2003) is a documentary following the ideas of artist Bill Viola who expresses his art through film. He often portrays life, following it from birth until death. He talks about how certain events in his life, such as the time he nearly drowned, helped shaped his …

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