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180° South – 4 Stars
20 Feet From Stardom – 5 Stars
The 2002 Olympic Winter Games Olympic Highlights – 3 Stars
30 Years of National Geographic Specials – 3 Stars
400 Years of the Telescope
– 
4 Stars

A

A Century of Quilts: America in Cloth 4 Stars
Adoption Disruption
 4 1/2 Stars
African Cats
– 5 Stars
After Newtown: Guns in America4 Stars
Always a Bridesmaid 
– 5 Stars
American Tongues
 – 3 Stars
America’s Darkest Day: Pearl Harbor – 4 stars
Anatomy of Eloquence: Making the Sounds of Speech – 1 Star
And Should We Die…: 3 Stars
Anima Mundi – 4 Stars
The Animated Century – 4 Stars
Annie Oakley – 5 Stars
Apollo 13: To the Edge and Back – 4 Stars
Architecture of Doom – 4 Stars
Art & Copy – 5 Stars
Argentina: the Pots n’ Pans Revolution – 4 1/2 Stars
Arnold Schwarzenegger Pumping Iron – 2 Stars
The Art of War – 5 Stars
Article VI: Faith, Politics, America – 4 Stars
The Atomic Cafe – 4 Stars
A Tribe of His Own: The Journalism of P. Sainath – 4 Stars
Auschwitz – 3 1/2 Stars

B

Batman: Holy Batmania! 4 Stars
The Battle for Midway – 5 Stars
Being in the World – 4 Stars
The Beginnings: The Greeks and the Romans 1 Star
The Best Time Since Einstein – 1 Stars
Beyond the Movie: The Fellowship of the Ring
– 3 1/2 Stars
The Bible Unearthed 3 Stars
Big Mac: Inside the McDonald’s Empire – 5 Stars
Big Mac Under Attack – 3 Stars
The Birth of Frankenstein – 3 Stars
Blackfish – 5 Stars
Black Money – 4 Stars
Blind Spot: Hitler’s Secretary – 3 1/2 Stars
Body Image: Let’s Get Real – 4 Stars
Bold Visions: Women in Science & Technology – 3 Stars
Bombing of Germany – 5 Stars
Bonhoeffer, Agent of Grace – 4 Stars
The Boy in the Bubble – 4 Stars
Britain from Above – 4 Stars
British Isles: The Land and the People – 4 Stars
Brother’s Keeper – 3 Stars
Building the Great Cathedrals – 4 Stars
Buying Into Sexy: The Sexing Up of Tweens – 2 1/2 Stars

C

Cafeteria Man – 4 1/2 Stars
Canada At War – 3 Stars
Cannibal Tours – 3 Stars
Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary
– 4 Stars
Catfish – 5 Stars
A Certain Kind of Death – 4 Stars
Chapel of Sacred Mirrors – 2 Stars
Che Guevara: A Guerrilla to the End
– 5 Stars
The Children of Chabannes – 5 Stars
Children of Joseph: the Unknown Story – 4 Stars
Children Underground
– 
3 Stars
The Chilean Building – 4 Stars
China’s Lost Girls4 1/2 Stars
The Class – 4 Stars
Cold War – 2 Stars
Color Theory: The Mechanics of Color – 4 Stars
Colors Straight Up
 
– 4 1/2 Stars
Comic Book Confidential – 1 Star
Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked – 4 Stars
A Company of Soldiers – 3 Stars
Concrete, Steel, and Paint – 4 Stars
Core Astronomy – 4 Stars
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler – 5 Stars
The Cove – 3 Stars
The Creation of the Universe – 4 Stars
Crossing the Line – 5 Stars
Crossing the Line: Itinerary of a Rebel – 4 Stars
Crossing The Line: Seeking Haven 5 Stars
Crude: the Real Price of Oil – 2 Stars
C.S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia – 3 Stars

D

Daddy & Papa – 5 Stars
Dancing on Dangerous Ground – 5 Stars
Darwin’s Nightmare – 3 Stars
David Archuleta: Called to Serve
– 4 Stars
The Danish Solution – 5 Stars
Dams – 4 Stars
The Dark Side – 4 Stars
Dedicated to Chaos – 5 Stars
Depression: Out of the Shadows – 4 Stars
Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century – 4 Stars
The Directors: Steven Spielberg – 3 Stars
Disneyland USA – 5 Stars
Doing Time: Life Inside the Big House – 5 Stars
Domes – 5 Stars
Dragonslayer – 3 Stars

E
Earth – 4 Stars
Earth the Biography: the Story of Our World – 4 Stars
Egypt: Secrets of the Pharaohs
3 Stars
Egypt Secrets of the Pharaohs – 4 Stars
Einstein’s Big Idea 5 Stars
EJ’s River Running: Basics
 
– 4 Stars
The Elegant Universe – 3 Stars
Ellis Island – 4 Stars
The Elizabeth Smart Story – 3 Stars
Emotional Intelligence with Daniel Goleman – 3 Stars
Encounters at the End of the World – 4 Stars
Endgame– 2 Stars
The Endurance – 5 Stars
Enemies of the People: A Personal Journey into the Heart of the Killing Fields – 5 Stars
Everest – 3 Stars
The Evolution of Dad – 3 Stars
Exploring the Connected Between Mormons and Masons – 5 Stars
Exporting Raymond – 3 1/2 Stars
The Eye of the Dictator – 4 Stars
ER, The Propmasters – 3 Stars

F

Faith & Doubt at Ground Zero3 1/2 Stars 
Fear of Fat
4 Stars
February One – 5 Stars
Fed Up – 3 Stars
Fernando Botero, The Rebel – 5 Stars
F for Fake – 4 Stars
Fidel! – 4 Stars
Final Cut 2006 – 4 Stars
Finding Vivian Maier – 4 Stars
The First Year – 5 Stars
Food, Inc. – 5 Stars
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots
– 5 Stars
Forks and Knives – 5 Stars
Forgiveness 1 Star
Founding Brothers – 4 Stars
The Founding Fathers – 3 Stars
The Four P’s: Marketing Strategies – 3 Stars
Fractals: Hunting the Hidden Dimension – 3 Stars
Fran Lebowitz in Public Speaking – 2 Stars
Frankensteer– 3 Stars
Freakonomics – 4 Stars
Fresh – 5 Stars
From Jesus to Christ – 5 Stars
Frontline From China With Love4 Stars
The Future of Food
 
– 2 Stars

G

Galileo’s Battle for the Heavens – 3 Stars
Gandhi – 5 Stars
Gerard Richter Painting – 4 1/2 Stars
Gettysburg: The Boys in Blue and Gray – 3 Stars
Ghosts of Rwanda – 5 Stars
The Ghost Particle – 4 Stars
The Gift – 4 Stars
Girl Rising – 4 Stars
Girl Trouble – 4 Stars
Global Warming: The Signs and the Science – 3 Stars
God Grew Tired of Us – 5 Stars
Good Hair – 5 Stars
Google World – 2 1/2 Stars
The Great Fever – 3 Stars
Great People of the Bible – 3 Stars
The Great War – 3.5 Stars
Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst – 2 Stars
Gulf Stream and the Next Ice Age – 1 Star
Gumbo – 4 Stars
Guns, Germs, and Steel – 5 Stars

H

Half the Sky – 5 Stars
Happy People, A Year in the Taiga – 3 Stars
Helvetica – 4 Stars
Hey Boo: Harper Lee and
To Kill a Mockingbird
– 4 Stars
High School Boot Camp – 4 Stars
A History of Women’s Achievement in America – 3 Stars
Hitchcock – 5 Stars
Hitch: The Genius of Alfred Hitchcock – 5 Stars
Hitler’s Museum – 4 Stars
The Hittites – 4 Stars
Hollywood Chinese – 3 Stars
Holy Batmania! – 4 Stars
Homeless in Paradise
 
– 3 1/2 Stars
Home of the Brave – 3 Stars
Honor & Sacrifice: The Roy Matsumoto Story – 4 Stars
The Horse Boy – 3 Stars
How to Be a Man – 4 Stars
How to Be a Woman – 4 Stars
Hypochondriacs: Inside Health Anxiety Disorder – 4 Stars

I

I Believe: The Church of Christ – 3 Stars
I Believe: The Presbyterian Church
3 1/2 Stars
I’m Telling You for the Last Time – 4 Stars
IMAX Under the Sea
– 4 Stars
Influenza 1918 – 5 Stars
Indiana Jones Bonus Material – 4 Stars
In Pursuit of Silence – 4 Stars
In the Company of Wild Butterflies – 3 Stars
Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport – 3 Stars
Inside Mecca – 3 Stars
Inside Tolkien’s The Hobbit – 4 1/2 Stars
In the Shadow of the Moon – 5 Stars
Invisible Children: Discover the Unseen – 5 Stars
The Invisible War
 – 5 Stars
Iraq in Fragments – 4 Stars
Iris – 5 Stars
It Might Get Loud – 4 Stars
It’s a Girl – 5 Stars
Islam: Empire of Faith – 4 Stars
It’s a Girl’s World: A Doc. About Social Bullying – 5 Stars
I Was a Teenage Feminist – 1 Star

J

James Baldwin: the Price of a Ticket – 3 Stars
James E. Talmage: The Story Behind Jesus the Christ – 3 Stars
Jazz, Gumbo – 5 Stars
Jazz: A Masterpiece by Midnight5 Stars
Jerusalem – 5 Stars
Jiro Dreams of Sushi5 Stars
John and Abigail Adams5 Stars
John Coltrane3 Stars
Johnny the Bagger
 
– 4 Stars
Journey to the Edge of the Universe – 3 Stars
The Judge and the General – 5 Stars
Julian Opie – 3 Stars

K

Karl Marx: Architect of the 20th Century – 2 Stars
Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women – 4 Stars
King Arthur: The Truth Behind the Legend – 5 Stars
Kings of Pastry – 3 Stars
Knocking – 5 Stars
The Koran – 2 Stars
Korean Cinema Unleashed – 5 Stars

L

The Laramie Project – 5 Stars
Last Miracle for Lavell
– 5 Stars
The Leadership Challenge
2 Stars
Liberty!: The American Revolution
– 5 Stars
Life – 5 Stars
Life Animated – 4 Stars
Life: Challenges of Life – 5 Stars
Life in a Day – 4–4 1/2 Stars
Life’s Greatest Miracle – 4 Stars
The Linguists – 5 Stars
Living on One Dollar – 4 1/2 Stars
The Living Planet – 3 Stars
Long Night’s Journey into Day: South Africa’s Search for Truth and Reconciliation – 5 Stars
Lost boys of Sudan – 5 Stars
The Lost Civilizations of North America – 4 Stars
Louisa May Alcott – 3 Stars

Made Over in America – 4 Stars
Mafia to Mormon: My Conversion Story – 3 Stars
Makers: Women Who Make America4 1/2 Stars
The Making of Jimmer – 3 1/2 Stars
Manga World – 5 Stars
Man on Wire – 5 Stars
Manufactured Landscapes – 4 Stars
March of the Penguins
– 4 1/2 – 
5 Stars
Marlene – 2 Stars
Marshall University
– 
3 1/2 Stars
The Mask You Live In – 5 Stars
Masters of Photography: Diane Arbus – 3 1/2 Stars
Masters of Photography: Edward Steichen – 4 Stars
A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt – 2 Stars
Me and Isaac Newton – 4 Stars
Meet the Mormons – 4 Stars
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus – 4 1/2 Stars
Mickey Mouse Monopoly – 2 Stars
Micro Debt – 4 Stars
The Milky Way: Every Mother Has a Story – 5 Stars
Miss Representation – 5 Stars
Missing Women: Female-Selective Abortion and Infanticide – 4 Stars
Monster of the Milky Way – 4 1/2 Stars
Moon Over Broadway – 5 Stars
More Than Honey – 4 Stars
The Mormons – 3 Stars
Mormon Scientist – 4 Stars
Moving Pictures – 4 Stars
Mr. Death – 3 Stars
Murder on a Sunday Afternoon – 4 Stars
Must see places of the world. Mystic lands. The Taj Mahal & Varanasi – 3 Stars
My McDiet: A Drive-Thru Weight Loss Story – 4 Stars
The Mysterious Islands – 4 Stars

N

Naomi Wolf: The Beauty Myth – 5 Stars
Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property
 
– 3.5 Stars
Nature’s Misfits: Animal Misfits – 5 Stars
National Geographic: Return of the King – 5 Stars
Nazi Hunters – 4 Stars
Nazi Hunters – 3 Stars
The Nazi Officer’s Wife – 5 Stars
Newton’s Dark Secrets – 3 Stars
Nobody Knows: The Untold Story of Black Mormons – 5 Stars
The Nuclear Comeback – 3 Stars
The Nuremberg Trials – 5 Stars

O

Obesity in America: A National Crisis – 4 Stars
Oceans – 2 Stars
An Ordinary Hero4 Stars
Origins – 5 Stars
Opening Isaiah
– 3 1/2 Stars
Orson Rolls in His Grave – 2 Stars
The Ottoman Empire – 2 Stars

P

Paperboys – 5 Stars
Pajaros de Papel – 5 Stars
Paradise Lost – 5 Stars
Paradise Lost 2 – 5 Stars
Pelada – 5 Stars
People of the Wind – 3 Stars
Peter and Paul and the Christian Revolution – 4 Star
Philosopher Kings – 5 Stars
Pianomania –  3 Stars
Pink Ribbons, Inc. – 4 Stars
Planet Earth – 4 Stars
Planet Earth: Seasonal Forest – 5 Stars
Planet Earth: Shallow Oceans – 5 Stars
Planet Earth II – 5 Stars
The Planets – Different Worlds & Terra Firma – 4 Stars
Pray the Devil Back to Hell – 5 Stars
The Problem with Same Sex Marriage – 3 1/2 Stars
Prohibition – 5 Stars
Pushing the Elephant – 5 Stars

Q

Queen of the Elephants – 2 Stars
Queen of Versailles – 4 Stars
Queen Under Review – 2 Stars

R

The Rape of Europa – 5 Stars
A Reason to Live
– 3 Stars
The Real Jane Austen – 5 Stars
Recovering Bodies: Overcoming Eating Disorders – 3 Stars
Redemption – 3 Stars
Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect
 
– 2 Stars
Reserved to Fight – 4 Stars
The Revolutionary – 5 Stars
Reviving Ophelia – 5 Stars
Riding the Rails – 4 Stars
Runaway Universe – 4 Stars

S

Sacrifice: The Story of Child Prostitution from Burma – 5 Stars
Saturn’s Titan – 5 Stars
Saving Face – 5 Stars
Scorsese x 4 – 3 Stars
Seabiscuit: America’s Legendary Racehorse
– 4 Stars
Seamless – 5 Stars
The Secrets of the Parthenon – 4 Stars
The September Issue4 Stars
Show Business
4 Stars
Single – 3 Stars
Skyscrapers
5 Stars
A Sh’mal World: Helping Mentally Ill-Drug Addicts – 5 Stars
Sonic Sea 5 Stars
Sound and Fury – 5 Stars
Spin the Bottle: Sex, Lies, and Alcohol
– 5 Stars
Stardust: the Bette Davis Story – 4 1/2 Stars
Steve Jobs: One Last Thing – 4 Stars
Stolen Childhoods – 5 Stars
The Story of 1 – 5 Stars
The Strength to Resist
– 4 Stars
Styles of Parenting – 2 Stars
Supersize Me – 3 Stars
Surprising Studies of Visual Awareness – 3 Stars
Swamp Tigers – 5 Stars
Swing: The Velocity of Celebration – 5 Stars

T

Taj Mahal India– 1 Star
The Tank Man – 5 Stars
Teenage Pregnancy and Adoption – 5 Stars
Teens Hooked on Porn – 3 Stars
They Came to Play – 3 Stars
The Thief Lord – 4 Stars
Thin Blue Line – 4 Stars
Tigers of the Snow – 5 Stars
Tilting at Space – 2 Stars
A Time for Burning  5 Stars
Titanic: Anatomy of a Disaster – 4 Stars
To Be and To Have – 5 Stars
To the Moon – 4 1/2 Stars
These Amazing Shadows: The Movies that Make America – 5 Stars
The Tobacco Conspiracy – 4 Stars
The Torture Question– 3 1/2 Stars
Tradition, Spirit, Honor – 5 Stars
Trail of Tears Cherokee Legacy – 5 Stars
Trashed – 3 Stars
Trekkies– 3 Stars
Truth in Numbers? – 4 Stars
Twins – 2 Stars
The Two Towns of Jasper – 3 Stars

U

Unfinished Business – 4 Stars
The Universe
 
– 4 Stars
The Universe Within – 4 Stars
The Unknown Soldier – 2 Stars
Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? – 4 1/2 Stars

V

Van Gogh: Brush with Genius4 Stars
Venus Unveiled
4 Stars
Vidal Sassoon: The Movie
 
– 3 Stars

Vita è bella – 5 Stars
The Voyager Odyssey – 2 Stars

W

Waiting for Superman4-5 Stars
Wake Up America – 5 Stars
War of the Century: When Hitler Fought Stalin – 5 Stars
The War Room – 4 Stars
The War Game –  2 Stars
The Way I Spent the End of the World – 3 Stars
What a Girl Wants
3 Stars
What Do You Believe? – 4 Stars
What I Want My Words to Do to You
 
– 5 Stars
What’s Race Got to Do with It? – 5 Stars
When Kids Get Life – 5 Stars
When the Moors Ruled Europe – 3 Stars
White Teachers/Diverse Classrooms3 1/2 Stars
Who Killed the Electric Car? – 4 Stars
Why the Towers Fell – 4 Stars
Why We Buy What We Buy – 2 Stars
Why We Fight – 3 Stars
Winged Migration – 3 Stars
Winter Soldier – 2 Stars
Women World Leaders – 4 Stars
Wonder Women!: The Untold Story of American Superheroes – 5 Stars
Working with Orson Welles – 3 1/2 Stars
World War II Dead Men’s Secrets: Secrets of the Sea Wolves – 5 Stars
World War II: Hitler’s Brain – 4 1/2 Stars
The War Tapes– 4 1/2 Stars

X

Y

You Can’t Sing it for Them – 2 Stars
You See Me: Forgiveness is Relative – 3 Stars

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