Apollo 11 (2019)

TODD DOUGLAS MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2019.  CNN Films, Statement Pictures.  Cinematography by Adam Holender.  Produced by Evan Krauss, Todd Douglas Miller, Thomas Peterson.  Music by Matt Morton.  Film Editing by Todd Douglas Miller.  To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the walk on the moon, an event that propelled scientific achievement … More Apollo 11 (2019)

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Adam Clayton Powell

BBBB (out of 5) Born to a wealthy pastor in turn of the century New Haven, Adam Clayton Powell grew up intoxicated with the fast life of jazz-era Harlem, an enjoyment that did not exactly leave him when he entered his father’s position as pastor of the largest Protestant congregation in the country. His powerful speeches … More Adam Clayton Powell

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The Atomic Cafe

BBB (out of 5) Interesting, almost comical look at the age of nuclear terror. It begins with the dropping of the A-bomb at the end of World War I, to the nuclear testing on Bikini Atoll, through to the Cold War and the culture of fear that dominated the fifties and sixties. Pro-American, anti-Communist propaganda … More The Atomic Cafe

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The Most Dangerous Man In America: Daniel Ellsberg And The Pentagon Papers

BBBB (out of 5) Despite a flourishing career in the government and a successful position at the Pentagon, Daniel Ellsberg risked life and liberty to reveal secret documents about the Vietnam war that ended up playing a key part in ending America’s involvement in the conflict. This absorbing documentary interviews Ellsberg, his colleagues, and his … More The Most Dangerous Man In America: Daniel Ellsberg And The Pentagon Papers

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The War At Home

BBBBB (out of 5) Exceptional documentary masterpiece chronicles the birth of the counter-culture movement of the 1960s, centering on the explosive student riots at the University Of Wisconsin in Madison. Students react to the onset of the Vietnam war with sit-ins and protests that escalate to full-out violence and police involvement when they decide that … More The War At Home

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Why We Fight

BBBBB (out of 5) Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki has created an engrossing, intelligent and fascinating documentary about the history of American warfare in the twentieth century and beyond. Beginning with Eisenhower’s farewell speech warning Americans of the ‘military/industrial complex’, it continues on to show how Eisehower’s fears of an emphasis on military defense has resulted in … More Why We Fight

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