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Documentary Review | Tupperware!

A story of American ingenuity and the willpower to make something out of nothing. Tupperware! explores the story of two unlikely business partners. A shy, timid inventor and a determined entrepreneur. Two people from enormously different backgrounds use their skills to create a sales empire that would dominate the American economy for decades. I gave …

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Documentary Review | Exploring Space: The Quest for Life

This documentary tackles the interesting question of whether or not life is possible off of Earth. The documentary features interviews with several experts as they discuss the possibility of other life-forms in the universe. Much of the documentary is centered on the possibility of finding life on Mars, and making Mars habitable for future generations …

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Documentary Review | Legacy

Legacy is a stirring documentary about a family’s struggle to overcome hardships on a journey to a better life. At the tragic loss of a loved one, this family’s whole life is flipped upside down. Throughout the years following the tragedy, the family is faced with two options—they can either stay dependent on welfare just …

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Documentary Review | Best Worst Movie

Best Worst Movie (PN 1995.96 .D65 B47 2010) is an incredibly entertaining, and endearing documentary about the creation, history, and drama behind one of the worst movies of all time:  Trolls 2.  This documentary follows the lives of most of the main cast of Trolls 2 after the failure of the film.  Most of the …

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Documentary Review | Examined Life: Philosophy is in the Streets

Examined Life: Philosophy is in the Streets is an incredibly interesting philosophical project. Astra Taylor, the films director and videographer, interviews different philosophers who continue to go about their daily lives. As they walk the streets of New York and San Francisco, many different controversial ideas are laid in front of us. Issues ranging from …

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Documentary Review | Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness

This documentary focused on a man named Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese man who helped to rescue a lot of people. During World War 2 he was a diplomat who was stationed in various countries, but in this film we mostly learn about what he did while he was stationed in Lithuania. Sugihara was from Samurai …

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Documentary Review | The Magic of Illusion

The Magic of Illusion is an interesting documentary that is both informative and entertaining. It explains much of our perspectives of art in a historical and efficient way. It is beautiful to watch if you like art, because it explains why so much of the art in Florence was so revolutionary. The music played in …

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Documentary Review | America at War: World War II, Volume 8

America at War: World War II, Volume 8 (PN 1995.96 .W3 A44 2009 vol.8) is part of a document series on the wars that America has been involved in, highlighting the end of World War II and the consequences that followed. Nazi Germany, after experiencing defeat after defeat, scramble to protect their secrets and treasures …

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Documentary Review | Jodorowsky’s Dune

The documentary about the inspiration for the science fiction genre as we know it. In 1974, the rights to the science fiction novel Dune were purchased and a rising star in the film industry, Alejandro Jodorowsky was set to direct it. This documentary chronicles his journey to search for warriors to adapt the novel into …

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Documentary Review | Nazi Hunters

This documentary follows the postwar story as the world seeks justice from the holocaust and as Nazi officials are sentenced for their war crimes. It relies heavily on authentic footage from the time period, with few interviews interspersed between. It examines the fate of Nazi soldiers in general and shows the many executions which took …

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