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American Vandal: A Parody of Deep Dive Documentaries: AV Club Investigates Vandalism  Season 1, Ep 0

When the class troublemaker is blamed for the spraypainting of dicks on every car in the faculty parking lot, two intrepid reporters from the school's morning announcement program tear apart the case against him in this eight part mockumentary. Produced for Netflix and very reminiscent of it's Making a Murderer, this spot on parody of long form investigative docmunetaries distinguishes itself by allowing its characters to grow beyond the stereotypes of nerds, jocks, and burnouts. At some point after the first few episodes you realize it stopped being just a comedy and has become as complex and asorbing a mystery as the documentaries its meant to mock. [more inside]
posted by Stanczyk on Sep 17, 2017 - 15 comments

Movie: Computer Chess

Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers thirty-some years ago, COMPUTER CHESS transports viewers to a nostalgic moment when the contest between technology and the human spirit seemed a little more up for grabs. We get to know the eccentric geniuses possessed with the vision to teach a metal box to defeat man, literally, at his own game, laying the groundwork for artificial intelligence as we know it and will come to know it in the future. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus on Jun 10, 2017 - 3 comments

Jon Glaser Loves Gear: Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

Jon Glaser loves gear. He loves it so much that he pitched a reality show to TruTV about gear: shopping for it, buying it, using it. Through the first season Jon has gone camping, played hockey, and chilled out, and alienated his family , among other things. The first season of Jon's quest for gear concluded yesterday with "Sailing". [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Dec 22, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: Mascots

A look into the world of competitive mascots. [more inside]
posted by altopower on Oct 18, 2016 - 7 comments

Movie: My Scientology Movie

“Following a long fascination with the religion and with much experience in dealing with eccentric, unpalatable and unexpected human behavior, the beguilingly unassuming Theroux won't take no for an answer when his request to enter the Church's headquarters is turned down. Inspired by the Church's use of filming techniques, and aided by ex-members of the organization, Theroux uses actors to replay some incidents people claim they experienced as members in an attempt to better understand the way it operates. In a bizarre twist, it becomes clear that the Church is also making a film about Louis Theroux. Suffused with a good dose of humor and moments worthy of a Hollywood script, MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE is stranger than fiction.”
posted by Fizz on Oct 14, 2016 - 5 comments

Documentary Now!: 51st season  Season 2, Ep 0

Dame Helen Mirren returns to host the best documentaries of the past 51 years. [more inside]
posted by lmfsilva on Sep 15, 2016 - 9 comments

Movie: This Is Spinal Tap

Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 21, 2016 - 19 comments

Documentary Now!: A Town, A Gangster, A Festival  Season 1, Ep 5

The story of a festival dedicated to legendary Chicago mobster Al Capone in a small city in Iceland. [more inside]
posted by lmfsilva on Sep 18, 2015 - 0 comments

Movie: Drop Dead Gorgeous

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - A documentary crew following a small town beauty contest discover that some people will do anything it takes to win. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Nov 11, 2014 - 3 comments

The Hotwives of Orlando: Pimps and Hoo-Ha  Season 1, Ep 2

In which we learn that 75% of pimping is book-keeping.
posted by drezdn on Jul 19, 2014 - 4 comments

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