documentaries

Here is a list of content tagged “documentaries” on MarkCz.com.



Another Week: Number 63

Another Week: Number 63

Joe Biden or Donald Trump? Pick one. Four years ago, Trump failed his big test badly. Plus ‘Triumph of the Will’ (1935), ‘Poor Things’ (2023), and ‘The Zone of Interest’ (2023).

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Another Week: Number 52

Another Week: Number 52

Amy’s oncologist is afraid she might be going, ‘Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man and the Pool,’ ‘Maestro’ (2023), ‘Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong-Torres’ (2022)

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Another Week: Number 50

Another Week: Number 50

Amy too weak on Wednesday after Monday chemo, ‘The Thing About Pam’(2022), ‘Hard Knocks: In Season With the Miami Dolphins,’ ‘The Year the Earth Changed’ (2021)

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Another Week: Number 49

Another Week: Number 49

Amy now on Piqray and attempting finger-sticks, ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On’ (2021), ‘The ABC’s of Book Banning’ (2023), Trump calls for government crackdown on the free press, ‘Kyle Kinane: Shocks and Struts’

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Another Week: Number 43

Another Week: Number 43

Amy’s an outpatient with low platelets and edema; ‘Desperately Seeking Soulmate: Escaping Twin Flames Universe,’ ‘We Don’t Talk About Leonard,’ ‘Renfield (2023),’ ‘The Insurrectionist Next Door (2023),’ ‘The Descent (2005)’

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Another Week: Number 38

Another Week: Number 38

Our cancer Habitrail continues, Bears lose to Packers, ‘Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (2015),’ ‘Shiva Baby’ (2020), ‘Randy Bachman’s Vinyl Tap: Every Song Tells a Story’ (2014), ‘By Design: The Joe Caroff Story’ (2022)

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Another Week: Number 36

Another Week: Number 36

‘Oppenheimer (2023),’ ‘Telemarketers,’ ‘BS High’ (2023), ‘Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty’: Season 2, ‘Scarface’ (1983), ‘How to Blow Up a Pipeline’ (2022

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Another Week: Number 34

Another Week: Number 34

More chemo treatments, Jason Isbell’s guitar collection, ‘Justified: City Primeval,’ ‘How To with John Wilson’: Season 3, ‘The Donut King’ (2020), ‘See How They Run’ (2022)

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Another Week: Number 33

Another Week: Number 33

The end of summer; the Wisconsin State Fair jingle and “Warm Love”; ‘American Experience: American Oz’; Lahaina burns to the ground; ‘The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human,’ by Jonathan Gottschall; ‘Game Night’ (2018)

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Another Week:  Number 32

Another Week: Number 32

Amy released and sometimes headache-free; Bluetooth earbuds: soundcore by Anker Space A40, Trump indicted for conspiring to steal 2020 election, ‘The Quiet Girl’ (2022), ‘Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi,’ ‘Rock Hudson: All That Heaven Allowed’ (2023)

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Another Week: Number 22

Another Week: Number 22

‘The Secrets of Hillsong,’ ‘Bono & The Edge: A Sort of Homecoming With Dave Letterman,’ ‘Bama Rush,’ ‘Platonic,’ ‘Kathleen Madigan: Hunting Bigfoot,’ ‘Shutter Island,’ and one very sad robin.

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Another Week: Number 21

Another Week: Number 21

‘The Way to Heaven’ in a McDonald’s bathroom, ‘Lewis Black: Tragically, I Need You,’ ‘The Great’ Season 3, FRONTLINE: Clarence & Ginny Thomas, Tears for Fears: KCRW Live from The Village Studios, ‘A World of Calm.’

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Another Week: Number 12

Another Week: Number 12

Woman finds husband’s mummified remains, ‘The Consultant,’ ‘Sin Eater: The Crimes of Anthony Pellicano,’ the best tortilla chips are Donkey Chips, COVID lockdown + 3 years, Jackson Browne and David Lindley.

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Another Week: Number 9

Another Week: Number 9

Instagram and Facebook verification fee, ‘Empire of Light,’ ‘Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted,’ by Suleika Jaouad, ‘The Reluctant Traveler with Eugene Levy,’ ‘The 1619 Project’ on Hulu, ‘Fire of Love’

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Another Week: Number 8

Another Week: Number 8

A death in my family, Super Bowl LVII, ‘Marc Maron: From Bleak to Dark,’ Mike Pence fights a subpoena, ‘Nate Bargatze: Hello World,’ Bing + ChatGPT = HAL 9000?

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Another Week: Number 6

Another Week: Number 6

Shrimp Cocktail, NFL Conference Championships, Tyre Nichols killed by Memphis Police, ‘He Gets Us’: $100 million ad campaign for Jesus, Three Pines, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live at the Fillmore – 1997, Branson

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Another Week: Number 4

Another Week: Number 4

Stable Diffusion art created by artificial intelligence, Super Wild Card Weekend, another shooting even closer to home, ‘Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues,’ ‘Vengeance,’ 10 years sober

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Another Week: Number 2

Another Week: Number 2

NFL anguish, ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ ‘International Falls,’ ‘The Menu,’ ‘Love, Charlie: The Rise and Fall of Chef Charlie Trotter,’ ‘Severance,’ ‘This Place Rules,’ House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

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Another Week:  Number 1

Another Week: Number 1

William Faulkner’s ‘The Sound and the Fury,’ movies ‘Moonage Daydream,’ ‘If These Walls Could Sing,’ and ‘The Banshees of Inisherin,’ plus Melissa Villaseñor, ‘This Way Up,’ ‘The Big Brunch,’ and Southwest Airlines flight cancellations.

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‘Neil Young Journeys’ (2011 Jonathan Demme movie)

‘Neil Young Journeys’ (2011 Jonathan Demme movie)

It helps if you're into Neil Young. Back in the mid-1970s there was this guy Brian, who wore his dirty blonde hair down to the shoulders of his Army surplus jacket. He would come around the park across from my house carrying albums, like After the Gold Rush. My mom...

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‘Muscle Shoals’ (2013 music documentary movie)

‘Muscle Shoals’ (2013 music documentary movie)

Muscle Shoals is a 2013 documentary about a legendary recording studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, way up in the northwest corner of that state, a 150-mile drive from Memphis, Tennessee. Actually, it's a documentary about two legendary recording studios in that little...

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Chris Rock: ‘Good Hair’ (documentary movie, 2009)

Chris Rock: ‘Good Hair’ (documentary movie, 2009)

Often, a documentary movie can reveal a whole world you never knew existed. Sometimes, that unknown world may even be occurring right alongside your own. Good Hair, comedian Chris Rock's documentary about African-American hairstyles, was like this for me. Growing up,...

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‘Catfish’ (2010 movie, Nev Schulmann documentary)

‘Catfish’ (2010 movie, Nev Schulmann documentary)

Thanks to incredibly clever electronic gadgets and the miracle of the Internet, we live in an age when anyone, anywhere, can potentially produce words, audio, and images, and share them with the world at large. Further, we can use inexpensive tools to assemble and...

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‘Bill Cunningham New York’ (2010 documentary movie)

‘Bill Cunningham New York’ (2010 documentary movie)

People often talk about living life on your own terms, but in Bill Cunningham New York we are shown an example of someone who has actually done it. Photographer Cunningham spends his days on the street in New York City, bicycling from place to place to take fashion...

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‘Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were Here’

‘Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were Here’

Over the weekend, I was surprised to hear that another of our nephews is a huge Pink Floyd fan. Of course our nephew Elliot, 25, has been smitten with Dark Side of the Moon for years — to the point of buying import copies on vinyl, getting a Dark Side of the Moon...

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‘A Man Named Pearl’: Pearl Fryar’s topiary garden

‘A Man Named Pearl’: Pearl Fryar’s topiary garden

We watched a warm and inspiring movie last night. A Man Named Pearl (trailer above) is a 2006 documentary film by Scott Galloway and Brent Pierson centered on one astonishing yard on the outskirts of Bishopville, South Carolina. The owner, Pearl Fryar, was born in...

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‘Searching for Debra Winger’ (movie, 2002)

Searching for Debra Winger is a documentary made by Rosanna Arquette which, according to the Netflix envelope, originally aired on Showtime. The film explores the dilemmas of movie actresses over an unspecified age, but perhaps older than 35. One issue is the...

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‘The War’ (Ken Burns World War 2 documentary, PBS)

‘The War’ (Ken Burns World War 2 documentary, PBS)

Thanks to the miracle of the video recorder, Amy and I have been wading into The War, the seven-part, 14-and-a-half hour documentary on World War II from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that has been airing on PBS since Sunday night. It is excellent. [includeme...

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‘Jesus Camp’ (2006 documentary film)

‘Jesus Camp’ (2006 documentary film)

Jesus Camp is an Oscar-nominated documentary about an evangelical Christian camp for kids in Devil's Lake, North Dakota, and, more broadly, about the political militancy of America's religious right. It was directed by Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing. [includeme...

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Blogging documentary: Chuck Olsen’s ‘Blogumentary’

Jennifer, whom I don't personally know but who sends me links fairly regularly, emailed me last Tuesday about an item at Google Video. Expecting to find a short clip only a minute or two in length, I was surprised to see instead that blogger Chuck Olsen has posted his...

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