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Dec. 8, 2015, 9:19 p.m.
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what documentaries have you watched lately that are good enough to recommend? watched Amy on the weekend (Amy Winehouse doc) and was impressed. i knew very little of her music and my mind hasn't really been open to jazz but her story is compelling. and very sad/tragic. some real douchbag men in her life sure didn't help her case but i did suspend some of my sympathy when she was quoted as saying at a big awards gala when she was at the top 'it isn't any fun without the drugs'. complicated person and insanely talented and hard working, inspired and motivated to be great. also seemed motivated to live a hard life on the edge and seemed to really embrace being strung out. was that the symptom of her ills or actually choice she enjoyed. i think that's the question but not readily answerable.

chime in with some ideas, responses and reviews.

Dec. 8, 2015, 9:32 p.m.
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pantani was good.

not a doc but doc-ish, ex machina was GREAT

context is everything

Dec. 8, 2015, 9:48 p.m.
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Watched a BBC documentary called Storyville: Cartel Land about the Mexican drug war. Truly shocking - the countries political system is dysfunctional

Dec. 9, 2015, 6:20 a.m.
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Chasing Ice. Its been around for a few years now but worth a watch if you havent seen it.

Dec. 9, 2015, 6:48 a.m.
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"Mile mile and a half" will make you want to get a backback and go hiking
winter on fire is pretty good
180 degrees south was good too.

Ha Ha! Made you look.

Dec. 9, 2015, 12:31 p.m.
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Rise of the continents, a 4 episode BBC mini-series

Dec. 9, 2015, 12:59 p.m.
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Jinx. It about Robert Durst, a rich sone of a New York developer that was suspected of killing his wife and has interviews with him. Craziest ending ever.

Nanu Nanu

Dec. 9, 2015, 1:42 p.m.
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pantani was good.

not a doc but doc-ish, ex machina was GREAT

Yes… enjoyed both of those.

Dec. 9, 2015, 1:57 p.m.
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BBC's "Devil Weed"

6 part 10 minutes on youtube. It's hard to search with all the other devil weeds on there. Goes into the history of the plant and our own bodies development to include cannibinoid receptors all over and other things.

But I'd watch Nixon and then JFK followed by W.

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." -Aristotle

Dec. 9, 2015, 3:27 p.m.
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Haven't been able to eat meat since watching this on Sunday night.
The Seal and whale hunt footage is harsh.

We are fuckers

People always ask me what's the phenomenon
Yo what's up? Yo what's goin' on- Adam Yauch

Dec. 9, 2015, 6:34 p.m.
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The Price We Pay. Doc about corporate tax havens and how that's part of what's destroying modern economies and the middle class. It's just a little ironic to rent the movie on iTunes given that Apple is one of the biggest offenders of this kind of thing along with Amazon and Google. It's also a big bummer that Canada had a significant role in establishing these offshore tax havens in the first place.

If you haven't already, watch The Corporation as a primer.

There's nothing better than an Orangina after cheating death with Digger.

Dec. 9, 2015, 7:33 p.m.
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180 degrees south was good too.

I also enjoyed this. Doug Tompkins just died in a kayaking accident in Chile.

Dec. 9, 2015, 7:46 p.m.
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I dream of wires

King of Kong

Extacy of order

Man on wire (2008)

Fantastic Mr Feynman


Is there a Vancouver in Taiwan?! I had no idea!!

Nothing sums up my life's achievements like my stuffed corpse, suplexing a cougar.

Dec. 9, 2015, 8:58 p.m.
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I also enjoyed this. Doug Tompkins just died in a kayaking accident in Chile.

Yeah heard about that, dont know any details though. I hope I can still be out there doing shit at 72..
How cool would it have been to drive to south america in the 60s.

Ha Ha! Made you look.

Dec. 9, 2015, 9:47 p.m.
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highly recommended:

I Am

Exmained Life

The Human Scale


Food Matters

Inequality For All

The Age of Stupid

Last Call at the Oasis

Merchants of Doubt

good stuff:


Muscle Shoals



Pandora's Promise

Margin Call - not really a doc but close

The City Dark

How We Got to Now

Are All Men Pedophiles?

Clean Spirit

An Honest Liar


Hank: Five Years from the Brink

The Hole Story

probably more too that i can't remember

context is everything

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