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10 Must Stream Documentaries on Netflix! Part 3

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It’s been way to long since my last post on documentary recommendations so it is! Some of these aren’t as main stream, but they are worth watching. In case you missed the first two posts. Here they are: Part 1  Part 2

1. Desert Runners
Facing some of the world’s harshest conditions, a diverse group of ultra-marathon runners attempt to successfully complete a series of four 250k runs in a year.

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2. Maidentrip
14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out on a two-year voyage to be the youngest person to sail around the world alone.

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3. I Know That Voice
Hear what it’s like to be a voice actor and what it takes to be one.

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4. The Propaganda Game
With controlled access, Filmmaker Álvaro Longoria documents his visit to North Korea and compares it to the Western view of the country.

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5. Winter On Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom
A peaceful student demonstration turns into a violent revolution and civil rights movement over the course of 93 days.

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6. Antarctica: A Year On Ice
Follow the daily lives of workers maintaining research facilities in the most remote and coldest place on Earth.

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7. On The Way To School
This documentary really makes you appreciate being able to go to school. See the daily challenges four children from different parts of the world have to overcome to make it to school.

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8. Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present
Get a behind-the-scenes look at how the Serbian performance artist prepares for her unique exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Spectators take turns sitting opposite of her while she looks into their eyes in silence with no food or bathroom breaks for 30 days.

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9. Marmato
Living on a huge gold mine, The Colombian townspeople of Marmato must confront foreigners who want to destroy their homes to get to the gold.

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10. Twinsters
Identical twin sisters separated at birth and adopted from South Korean discover each other through social media.

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Watch This! Not That… #4

23 Dec

WATCH THIS!:

1. 127 HoursIMDb, trailer

Awesome based on a true story movie of an outdoor adventurer who gets his arm stuck under a boulder. Danny Boyle did an excellent job directing this film and I’m glad he stuck to his creative indie style. James Franco was perfect the role too. If you’ve got a weak stomach, prepare yourself for the “nerve cutting” scene!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Ride the Great DivideIMDb, trailer

This is a really cool documentary about three people’s experiences while they try to finish and conquer the world’s toughest cross-country mountain bike race alone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Kray (aka The Edge)IMDb, trailer

It’s very rare I get the chance to watch Russian films, but I really did enjoy this one.  If you like a good action-drama with steam engine trains and a bit of history in it, this is the movie for you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOT THAT…

1. Tron: LegacyIMDb, trailer

I definitely went in with too high of expectations.  First off, only some parts of the movie was 3D (what a waste).  Sure, the movie had some well-respected actors like Jeff Bridges and Michael Sheen, but there’s just no saving the cheesy dialogues and horrible plot.  Also, don’t expect to see a lot of fighting scenes if that’s your thing…

2. Eat Pray LoveIMDb, trailer

I think this movie was hyped up a TADDDD too much — was not good at all.  The soundtrack didn’t do much for me either.

Me Like Movies!: CATFISH

2 Oct

I just got through watching this tonight at S. Lamar Alamo Drafthouse and it was excellent!  It was completely sold out so I was really happy I bought tickets ahead of time online.  This documentary ( I LOVE LOVE docs btw) follows a guy who decides to visit a Facebook “crush” he’s never met. RATING: 4/5



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