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Rumble is a Spectacularly Average Kid’s Movie

I am a fan of professional wrestling. There is very little that I do not love about sports entertainment. And why would I? It has violence, freaks of nature, pageantry and colorful characters that are over the top, but still… Continue Reading →

American Werewolves Poses the Question: Do Werewolves Exist?

Werewolves have always fascinated me. When I was in my pre-teens, I remember finding a book at my school’s book fair called, Meet the Werewolf. This book explained the ins and outs of lycanthropy, the condition that turns humans into… Continue Reading →

Expedition Bigfoot: Hunting a Cryptid

What does it mean to hunt for a cryptid? By its definition alone, this is an animal whose existence or survival is disputed or unsubstantiated. So, how, exactly, can you judge a series that successfully tracks one?

Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story is a Love Letter to Louisiana

Per Matt Jazz music can be rock and roll, but it can also include rhythm and blues, funk, gospel and soul. Jazz is all of this and more. As a style, it is all encompassing. Originating within the United States,… Continue Reading →

Jon Favreau, Hans Zimmer and Sir David Attenborough Get Prehistoric

Per Matt One day, Jon Favreau, Hans Zimmer and Sir David Attenborough walked into a bar together. After visiting with each other for a few minutes, they compared dream projects and began pondering what it would be like to work… Continue Reading →

Disneynature’s Polar Bear Focuses on Four-Legged Family Ties

Per Matt Going into Polar Bear, I was expecting to receive an icy, environmental lecture. Fortunately, that wasn’t the case… exactly.

Disney Doc Proves Kids Want to Learn More Than Robots

Per Matt Positive reinforcement of STEM education doesn’t receive a lot of airtime at the box office — and rightfully so. It can seem boring to audiences and students alike. And who needs a snoozefest when they’re hoping to be… Continue Reading →

The Velvet Underground Documents Pop Art and Experimental Music

Per Matt Not all concert films are the same! Sure, there’s plenty of behind-the-scenes clips, archive footage and startling revelations, but the very first documentary released by director Todd Haynes highlights montages while exploring the relationships between band members of… Continue Reading →

Val Documentary Gives the Glimpse of a Fallen Actor

Batman is without question my favorite superhero. Out of every single character ever produced by Marvel, DC or any other comic book company, not one has come close (except maybe Venom). Here is a man who has no superpowers. He… Continue Reading →

Holiday Traditions Respect The Food That Built America

Per Matt As a relative newcomer to documentaries and a long-time fan of food television, it was only natural that I’d eventually gravitate toward The Food That Built America. But it felt like a kismet culinary creation when the holidays… Continue Reading →

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