posted on Apr, 9 2013 @ 10:06 PM
Exit Through the Gift Shop- Absolutely incredible documentary about art. It starts with an eccentric Frenchman documenting street artists, eventually
he meets Banksy and soon things start getting weird. Some people think it's a hoax. I think it's legit, but either way it has a lot to say about the
nature of art.
Anything by Jon Ronson- Jon Ronson's a pretty awesome guy. After I read his great book "Them: Adventures with Extremists" I found out they were
originally documentaries from the BBC. He explores the Bilderberg Group, infilitrates Bohemian Grove, meets the people involved with Ruby Ridge,
explores the Oklahoma City Bombing, hangs out with David Icke. Sometimes he puts himself in dangerous positions seeing as how he's Jewish. Ronson
often takes a very moderate few of things. He never belittles his subjects, but he's never swayed by them. My favorite is his three part series that
became the basis for the book and movie The Men Who Stare at Goats. You can watch the first and third parts on YouTube:
Searching for Sugarman: Just won the Best Documentary award at the 2012 Oscars. Really great documentary about the search for information on a
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills: This is an absolutely brutal documentary about the West Memphis Three. Some children were
horrifically murdered and the bumbling police railroad three local teens through the legal system. It's disgusting, not just because of what happens
to the kids (there's some brief police photos of what happens, just a warning), but how inept the justice system is in this case. There's two
sequels. The second one isn't bad, but is no where near as engaging.
This Film Is Not Yet Rated: Fascinating look at the MPAA, the group that assigns movies their rating. It exposes how hypocritical, biased and
dishonest they are. It's on Netflix streaming.
Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Alfred J. Leuchter Jr.- A strange movie (but, then again it's from Werner Herzog) about a man who sets out to make
execution devices more effective. He's heralded as a genius, then he gets involved in a whole different scheme.
Winnebago Man- A guy tries to track down a man who in a viral video repeatedly flips out while making a commercial for his Winnebago dealership.