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Archive: January 14th, 2019

Documentary Review | Lang Lang, Portrait of an Exceptional Pianist

For lovers of classical music and Chinese culture, Lang Lang, Portrait of an Exceptional Pianist (PN 1995.96 .B55 L36 2012) is a must. Tracking the pianist from his early years of childhood to his world-wide stardom today, this documentary captures not only the brilliance of his style and passion, but also the story of his …

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Documentary Review | Discovering The Human Brain: New Pathways to Neuroscience

This short documentary revolves around the work of Dr. Susan Bookheimer on the human brain. The film begins with the evolution of brain research and the functions of different parts of the brain. Dr. Bookheimer focuses on the use of MRI scans to evaluate the performance of brain function in different people, while concentrating her …

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Movie Review | Castle in the Sky

Castles in the Sky (PN 1995.9 .D65 C375 2015) is based on the true story of Robert Watson-Watt’s, the mastermind who created radar technology. The movie takes place in Britain as Watson-Watt’s fights against seemingly insurmountable odds with his team of misfits to create a technology that would level the playing field in the fight …

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Documentary Review | The Age of Stupid

The Age of Stupid (PN 1995.96 .W37 A34 2010) is a documentary that looks at environmental problems from a very unique perspective.  Academy award-nominated Pete Postlethwaite plays the role of the “archivist”, a museum keeper of sorts from the year 2055, in which the earth has experienced a complete environmental collapse.  He has compiled all …

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Documentary Review | Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock?

Terri Horton was a normal truck driver whose seemingly unimportant thrift store find turns out to have a lot more history than anticipated. After buying a large painting for her friend, Terri discovers that her five dollar find may in fact be a painting by none other than one of America’s most famous artists, Jackson …

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Documentary Review | Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

The financial crisis of 2008 was a wake-up call for America. The big banks that people put their faith in, had failed. Surprisingly, only one bank was charged with fraud at the time, Abacus Federal Savings Bank. After the firing of a dishonest employee, Abacus sought to contact the authorities and make amends, yet the …

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