‘Val’ Documentary Review

‘Val‘ is an Amazon Studios documentary that follows the life of actor Val Kilmer. It is directed by Leo Scott and Ting Poo and narrated by Jack Kilmer, son of Val. The story follows Val Kilmer who just went through a terrible ordeal with throat cancer that left his voice totally destroyed. Using archival footage…

‘Howard’s Mill’ Movie Review

Directed by Shannon Houchins and Kaiser Whitmire, ‘Howard’s Mill‘ presents itself as a documentary film from Hideout Pictures and Strike Back Studios. Howard’s Mill is located near Springfield, Tennessee. A pair of documentary filmmakers head there to meet Dwight Nixon, whose wife went missing on the property. At first, the police suspect him, but he…

Documentary Review- Class Action Park

‘Class Action Park‘ is a documentary that discusses the iconic and now-defunct Action Park directed by Seth Porges and Chris Charles Scott III. It was released as an HBO Max exclusive and narrated by John Hodgman. Action Park is legendary as a water park as well as the number of lawsuits over safety violations, injuries,…

Documentary Review- The Speed Cubers

The Netflix documentary ‘The Speed Cubers‘ is directed by Sue Kim and takes on Speed Cubing, the competition for solving the Rubik’s Cube, as its subject. It specifically discusses the friendly competition between American “cuber” Max Park from California and Australian competitor Feliks Zemdegs, both world record-holders. The movie tells the story of how Zemdegs…

Documentary Review- Tread

‘Tread‘ is one of those of unique documentaries that could be true crime or the tragic story of a man who is pushed too far. Director and writer Paul Solet tells the story of one man who was pushed to that breaking point. The true story of wielder Marvin Heemeyer, who opened a muffler repair…

Documentary Review- Fishing With Dynamite

“Fishing With Dynamite” is a documentary film written and directed by Paul Wagner. It was released by Aspiration Entertainment and produced by American Focus, Inc. for the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics at the Darden School Of Business, University of Virginia. The documentary is a financial and economic feature that focuses on “Capitalism in Crisis”…

Documentary Review- The Rise of Jordan Peterson

‘The Rise of Jordan Peterson‘ is a 2019 documentary directed by Patricia Marcoccia which follows the clinical psychologist and professor Jordan Peterson, the writing of his books, his stand against proposed Canadian law Bill C-16, and subsequent rise to fame. It was produced by Holding Space Films and released by Gravitas Ventures. The film starts with…

Documentary Review- Dream/Killer (2015)

Dream/Killer is a 2015 documentary that tells the story of the wrongful conviction of Ryan Ferguson and his family’s quest to prove his innocence while facing a judicial system that puts roadblocks in their way. Columbia Daily Tribune reporter Kent Heitholt was tragically murdered at his workplace parking lot on November 1, 2001. The case…

Documentary Review- Borderless

Right-wing reporter and ‘gonzo journalist,’ (as she calls herself)-turned-filmmaker Lauren Southern released her new documentary Borderless. She narrates and hosts the feature as she travels throughout Europe to investigate the immigration crisis affecting the continent. Southern travels from Morroco to Spain to Ireland and beyond speaking with immigrants, refugees, border security officials, farmers, politicians, and…

Documentary Review- Hulu’s Fyre Fraud

Directed by Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby Nason, Fyre Fraud is a Hulu original documentary that tells the story of the Fyre Festival. The film is described as a, “true-crime comedy bolstered by a cast of whistleblowers, victims, and insiders going beyond the spectacle to uncover the power of FOMO and an ecosystem of enablers, driven…

Documentary Review- Death Of A Nation

Following on the success of a series of documentaries including 2016: Obama’s America and Hillary’s America, Conservative commentator-turned-filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza holds nothing back in his latest feature ‘Death Of A Nation.’ The documentary explores hidden connections between the American Left and some of the worst European dictators. The theme of the documentary is to challenge…

Documentary Review- Who Took Johnny?

Who Took Johnny was produced and directed by Michael Galinsky, Suki Hawley, and David Beilinson. It tells the story of Johnny Gosch, a 12 year old boy who disappeared on his paper route in September 1982. It tells the story through the eyes of Noreen Gosch, the boy’s mother. The film also interviews Paul Bonacci, the man…