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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Last Days In Vietnam (2014)

RORY KENNEDY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Moxie Firecracker Films.  USA, 2014.  Screenplay by Mark Bailey, Keven McAlester.  Cinematography by Joan Churchill.  Produced by Rory Kennedy, Keven McAlester.  Music by Gary Lionelli.  Film Editing by Don Kleszy.  Academy Awards 2014.   With the Paris Peace Accords signed in 1973, a cease-fire has been confirmed between North and South Vietnam, American military presence has been removed … More Last Days In Vietnam (2014)

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Hollywood On Trial

BBBB.5 (out of 5) The period of the Hollywood Blacklist is one of the ugliest eras of American political history, and certainly not something that, in retrospect, recommends the film industry as a moral force. David Helpern’s succinct, absorbing documentary does a terrific job of encompassing the entire experience, beginning with the labour movements that grew … More Hollywood On Trial

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Gasland

BBBB.5 (out of 5) In this astonishing documentary, director Josh Fox records his experiences with giant energy corporations after being informed that his land was rich with natural gas and that he had the opportunity to lease it out for the purposes of drilling. Travelling the country and visiting other communities where this has happened, … More Gasland

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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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