Category Archives: Film Reviews

Crisis: Behind A Presidential Commitment

This week I watched the direct-cinema-style documentary, Crisis: Behind A Presidential Commitment.  The story takes place in 1963 and centers around Alabama Governor George Wallace’s attempt to prevent two black students from attending the University of Alabama.  As we watch, we see Attorney General, Robert Kennedy advise his staff, as well as his brother/president, John […]

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Harvard Beats Yale 29-29

I stumbled upon this documentary on Showtime.  It is a historical documentary about the 1968 game between the Harvard and Yale football teams.  Both teams were undefeated as they met for the last game of the season.  The heavily favored Yale team jumped out to a very early lead, but Harvard was able to fight back […]

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My Kid Could Paint That

This week I watched Amir Bar-Lev’s film, My Kid Could Paint That.  This story follows the family portrait of the Olmsteads, a seemingly normal family whose four-year-old daughter, Marla, burst upon the modern art scene with questionably stunning pieces of abstract art that made me wish I had strapped paint brushes to my dog’s paws […]

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