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Stranded 11:35 Sun Feb 12
Documentaries
Need something new to watch, so thought it was time for another of these. A couple to get things going.

Milius (2013) Feature length documentary about the man who gave us everything from “Feel lucky, punk?” to “I Love the smell of napalm in the morning” and much more besides. Scorsese, Coppola, Spielberg et al line up to pay tribute.

Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLuPXfsCkWg

Youth Terror, the View From Behind the Gun (1978) ABC News documentary about youth crime in New York. One for fans of ’80 Blocks from Tiffany’s” etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnDtvfQw1Dc

And before anyone says it: Couple of clips from the 1977/78 Thames series “This Sporting Land” Sadly, the second one’s silent stock footage, but you can’t have everything. Anyone on here spot themseves?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APW7-VdnN3E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVPifVBTkEY

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chim chim cha boo 5:44 Tue Dec 12
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Last men in Aleppo which is about the White Helmets who have volunteered to stay behind and help rescue people from the wreckage after Russia and Assad bomb them.

A tough, tough watch about stuff they can't or don't put on the news.

Fuck ISIS (obviously) but I CAN see why kids want to go and fight the Assad regime in Syria. If he's the west's ally I'd hate to see their enemies. Wicked, vile cunt.

DukeofDevo 1:37 Tue Dec 12
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There's some fantastic music in that doc about sugarman fillings

'I think of you' is a classic

Northern Sold 12:31 Tue Dec 12
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Saw that a few years back Iron F... very good view... but not as good as WAR DOGS

Iron Filings 12:26 Tue Dec 12
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Not sure if it's been mentioned before and have no intention of going back to see, but I watched this on recommendation of a friend at the weekend. Great if you love music, great if you don't.

Searching for Sugarman

In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career with only two well received but non-selling albums. Unknown to Rodriguez, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon and inspiration for generations. Long rumored there to be dead by suicide, a few fans in the 1990s decided to seek out the truth of their hero's fate. What follows is a bizarrely heartening story in which they found far more in their quest than they ever hoped, while a Detroit construction laborer discovered that his lost artistic dreams came true after all.

Dan M 11:20 Tue Dec 12
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Thoroughly enjoyed Jim & Andy. I thought Steve Coogan was a bit weird when I saw an "I'm Alan Partridge" filmed and he stayed in character between takes. Carrey took going deep to a new level, especially when Kaufman's actual relatives got involved.

Two Netflix recommendations from me:

The Barkley Marathons - the story of a very eclectic ultra-marathon trail run in the woods of Tennessee involving a yellow barrier, plaid shirts and packs of unfiltered Camels.

Long Shot - a man's alibi involves being at a baseball game at the time of the crime. Can his defence (and Larry David) prove he was there?

normannomates 3:23 Tue Dec 12
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Im not sleeping climbing the walls..looking grim for next few was. .apologieso in advance

normannomates 2:55 Tue Dec 12
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Soldo
Will do.

Hatfield and McCoy's fued is quality ..check it out

Northern Sold 2:12 Tue Dec 12
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War Dog: A Soldiers best friend.... HBO doc just shown on Sky Atlantic.... best doc I seen this year by a mile.... tough watch at times but brilliantly made.... absolute heroism from human and canines... 10/10

https://decider.com/2017/11/13/war-dog-a-soldiers-best-friend-hbo-documentary-review/

Takashi Miike 3:38 Sun Nov 19
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watched 'Jim & Andy : The Great Beyond'. its a doc about the making of Man On The Moon and features Jim Carey's own backstage footage of the shoot that hadn't been seen before now. its interesting watching him inhabit Kaufman's characters but it must have been a nightmare working with him as he took the method acting to extremes. interesting watch for film fans but it does get a bit pretentious at times

VirginiaHam 2:32 Fri Oct 27
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w4hammer 10:14 Tue Oct 24

It's not been on here........although there's a NatGeo documentary starting on November 7 called 'the Long Road' about Afghanistan.......bet that's a stunner.

Takashi Miike 2:24 Fri Oct 27
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watched RUSH : BEYOND THE LIGHTED STAGE. been watching Trailer Park Boys and Alex features in a very funny episode so gave the doc a go and loved it. what are their best couple of albums as I enjoyed the situ in the film?

Percy Dalton 5:12 Tue Oct 24
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As already stated The Vietnam War was superb.With a brilliant soundtrack.
Kashmir written by James Patrick Page.

BRANDED 10:20 Tue Oct 24
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Catching up on the Vietnam war documentary. USA in a nutshell. Nothing seems to have changed since then. Brilliant poece of work with superb photos and videos.

w4hammer 10:14 Tue Oct 24
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Northern Sold 2:48 Tue Oct 24
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The Vietnam War 10 parter finished tonight... for me best series of its type since the World at War.... masterpiece from all involved

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Agreed - miles better than anything ive seen - the content alone is unique. Id never heard the nixon/kissinger phone conversations before.

Also very telling that the same mistakes are still being made all over the world by US politicians..

Northern Sold 2:50 Tue Oct 24
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Latest 30 from 30 series been watching... the 3 parter Celtics v Lakers Best of Enemies was superb... some of the footage of those 80's NBA Championship games Larry Bird v Magic Johnson smash ups was incredible stuff

Northern Sold 2:48 Tue Oct 24
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The Vietnam War 10 parter finished tonight... for me best series of its type since the World at War.... masterpiece from all involved

Takashi Miike 1:49 Tue Oct 24
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watched the Mick Rock documentary, SHOT. its not a bad film but he does get a bit pretentious in parts of it. can't deny his great work, though even he admits and shows where he nicked ideas from various older films and album covers. no doubt he's lived a fascinating life though and made friends with some genius musicians

Far Cough 11:02 Wed Oct 4
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Poor bloke lost his helmet then his head hit the ice

Fo the Communist 10:59 Wed Oct 4
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The Vietnam War is indeed excellent as is pretty much anything by Ken Burns particularly The Civil War and Prohibition,.

Takashi Miike 10:57 Wed Oct 4
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the ultimate cheap shot. probably why it wasn't in the film, sucker punches or hitting from behind is/was frowned upon by these fellas

Far Cough 10:53 Wed Oct 4
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Yeah

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