what's the most recent documentary you watched (film/tv/web)

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by polchik, Jul 22, 2021.

  1. yesstiles

    yesstiles Senior Member

    We Must Talk About Bill Cosby

    …….it boggles the mind.
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    Scope J Senior Member

  3. Rich-n-Roll

    Rich-n-Roll Forum Resident

    Washington State
  4. longdist01

    longdist01 Senior Member

    Chicago, IL USA
    The Village Detective (2021)

    A Soviet film from 1969 is found in an Icelandic fisherman's net, and the filmography of its leading actor offers a portal into a history that has endured on celluloid.
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  5. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Forum Resident

    Tempe, AZ
    Mingus on Tubi. Well-researched and has some great performance footage.
  6. roverb

    roverb Forum Resident

    603 - LFOD
    something came up about 1/4 of the way in and i had to pause, but HBO's Life of Crime: 1984-2020 is pretty interesting so far.
    i plan to finish watching this when i get a chance later this week... anyone else see it?
  7. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Cambridge, MA
    The Twitter Swindler on Netflix.

    Hardly crucial watching. But kind of amazing how gullible some people seem.
  8. joethomas1

    joethomas1 Forum Resident

    West Yorkshire, UK
    Rise of the Nazis - Dictators At War - Ep1(2022) on BBC2

    As someone watching this documentary with limited knowledge about this specific period of history, I found it an educational but disturbing watch
  9. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I really enjoyed that one...detailed for sure.
  10. chuckgay

    chuckgay Forum Resident

    Puyallup, WA, USA
    I just finished Filthy Rich, the docuseries on Jeffrey Epstein. This a week after watching the Cosby. The lack of humanity is pretty ****ing depressing.
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  11. Frangelico

    Frangelico Forum Resident

    Ornette: Made in America (1985) - pretty average and low budget with an odd, artsy tone. Not a good document of Coleman’s great music.

    Buena Vista Social Club (1999) - pretty good, solid production documenting Cuban musicians and the making of an album and some concert footage. Some on location shooting in Cuba.

    Both streaming on Criterion.
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  12. longdist01

    longdist01 Senior Member

    Chicago, IL USA
    WBCN - And The American revolution (2019)
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  13. Saint Johnny

    Saint Johnny Forum Resident

    Asbury Park
    The Love Story
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  14. Saint Johnny

    Saint Johnny Forum Resident

    Asbury Park
  15. somnar

    somnar Forum Resident

    NYC & Amsterdam
    We Need to Talk About Bill Cosby, which I thought was great.
  16. Morpheus

    Morpheus Forum Resident

    Circus of Books is a doc and streaming on Netflix. It's is about the lives of a mild-mannered Jewish couple, the Masons, and how they sort of fell into being (at one time) the largest distributor of gay porn in the United States, all the while basically appearing as conservative, boring parents to their three children in their home life. Their store became a fixture of the West Hollywood scene, and they were very supportive of their staff and clientele, and this documentary (put together by their daughter) sort of charts their business.
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  17. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I watched this as well...
  18. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    why? I did not see it nor would I but I am curious as to why one would?
  19. somnar

    somnar Forum Resident

    NYC & Amsterdam
    Because a balanced documentary about the downfall of one of the most important figures in comedy and, more importantly, race in the US in the second half of the 20th century is something worth seeing, IMO. I not only learned things about Cosby, I learned about how incredibly important and influential he was to a large segment of black Americans and how heartbreaking it was for many of them to witness what happened. Not to mention the lens it puts on the way victims of rape and sexual assault are actively discouraged from reporting the crimes that they're victims (which of course I knew about to a certain degree, but this doc really drives it home).

    But maybe none of that is interesting to you, which is cool too.
  20. polchik

    polchik Forum Resident Thread Starter

    the great buster (2018)

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  21. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    An Accidental Studio
  22. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

  23. hbbfam

    hbbfam Forum Resident

    It does indeed. But this doc is compelling and hard to put down. I have sat here shocked at his character, then find myself laughing at a clip of one of his routines. We saw him on stage in Las Vegas in 1983. I have never laughed more before or since. As you said, mind boggling.
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  24. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    thanks for the response...
    I have no interest in that human...and it's positively cool...
  25. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical omnivore

    Victoria, Canada
    Cosby was on the outs with a lot of people over his criticisms of and lectures about the black community and culture by the time he got caught out for his other activities. Personally I grew up watching I Spy, Fat Albert, and enjoying his records... very talented and skilled but also deeply flawed people are part of this world. Probably the biggest shock to me when we started learning about those activities. I'd watch that doc if I got the chance.

    Watched the first two LBJ shows on CNN tonight and learned some more about the guy in the oval office when I was born. Amazing how accurate his take on situations was sometimes, like on Vietnam, and yet he could still end up waist deep in the big muddy there. There was a very sharp mind in a fairly straight-forward horse-trader seeming person operating in complex cultures yet knowing you would get your hands dirty to stay around. Apparently he expected to die of a heart attack by age 65 like many men in his family and wanted to get stuff done before time ran out!
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