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Exporting Raymond

I hope the Russians love their 'Raymond,' too.


Documentary

Rod Lott
Even if, like me, you're not among those who flipped over the long-running CBS sitcom "Everyone Loves Raymond," the documentary "Exporting Raymond" should prove entertaining.
 
Monday, July 25, 2011

Trailers from Hell! Volume Two

It’s like watching 20 movies with all the boring parts cut out!


Documentary

Rod Lott
Movie trailers can be found in the bonus screens of most DVDs. Rare is the case when the clips are the featured attraction, and a feature film is the extra — as in "Trailers from Hell! Volume Two."
 
Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Erasing David

A social stuntumentary for those who live in holes


Documentary

Rod Lott
After his personal data was lost with millions of other Brits on two government CDs, ordinary guy David Bond decided to undertake a documentary project: Giving them only his name and photo, he hired two private investigators to find him as he leaves home and "vanishes." They had 30 days.
 
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hendrix: Band of Gypsys Live at Fillmore East

A doc and rare concert in one package!


Documentary

Stephen Carradini
“Hendrix: Band of Gypsys Live at Fillmore East” is a documentary and full concert from the short-lived group that Jimi Hendrix headed up in late 1969 and early 1970.
 
Thursday, June 2, 2011

Never Apologize

‘if ....’ only it were interesting


Documentary

Rod Lott
Coinciding with the 40th-anniversary Blu-ray of Malcolm McDowell’s arguably most famous film, “A Clockwork Orange,” Warner Home Video releases “Never Apologize,” the actor’s recollections of working with director Lindsay Anderson, with whom he collaborated on five films.
 
Thursday, May 19, 2011

Aphrodisiac!: The Sexual Secret of Marijuana

Warning: Not actually a documentary.


Documentary

Rod Lott
When is a documentary not really a documentary?
 
Monday, April 25, 2011

These Magnificent Miles: On the Long Road with Red Wanting Blue

An adequate telling of a great story


Documentary

Stephen Carradini
Most bands give up. It’s rare to see a band put out more than three or four albums without any support whatsoever.
 
Monday, April 4, 2011

No One Knows About Persian Cats

Eye- and ear-opening documentary/feature film


Documentary

Stephen Carradini
Did you know there are about 2,000 rock bands in Tehran, Iran? Me neither.
 
Friday, April 1, 2011

Eyes of the Mothman

Recommend only to the hard-core cryptozoological crowd


Documentary

Rod Lott
I'll be honest: Until the Richard Gere/Laura Linney film "The Mothman Prophecies" came out in 2002, I'd never even heard of the urban legend of the winged creature that supposedly haunted the small town of Point Pleasant, W. Va., in the mid-1960s, culminating in a bridge collapse that took 46 lives.
 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Freakonomics: The Movie

Solid, both as social science and pure entertainment


Documentary

Rod Lott
I remember exactly one thing from the pair of economics courses I was required to take in college: that the ideal unemployment rate is 5 percent.
 
Friday, February 11, 2011

One Week Job

Pretty inspiring, with a terrific message


Documentary

Rod Lott
When most fresh college grads take a year off to travel, they do it on Daddy's dime and to postpone their future. Sean Aiken did it for charity and to find the career that was right for him.
 
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Brutal Beauty: Tales of the Rose City Rollers


Documentary

Rod Lott
While I haven’t yet had a chance to experience Oklahoma’s burgeoning roller derby scene, I really want to after watching the documentary “Brutal Beauty: Tales of the Rose City Rollers.”
 
Monday, January 17, 2011

A Complete History of My Sexual Failures


Documentary

Rod Lott
Nearing 40, British independent filmmaker Chris Waitt wonders why he's still living alone in a one-room flat, while all his friends are married and having kids.
 
Friday, January 14, 2011

What's the Matter with Kansas?


Documentary

Rod Lott
"What's the Matter with Kansas?" I don't know, but the political documentary starts with a Neko Case song, so it can't be all bad. Can it?
 
Friday, January 14, 2011

Best Worst Movie


Documentary

Rod Lott
About the last word one would ever find associated with "Troll 2" is "heartwarming," yet that's exactly what "Best Worst Movie," a gem of a documentary about that 1989 film and its obsessive, inexplicable fan base, is.
 
Thursday, January 13, 2011
 
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