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Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! (2019)

Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! (2019)

A lot of things have changed since Morgan Spurlock’s popular 30-day McDonald’s-limited eating challenge he featured in Super Size Me. For a nation that was once all about excess and consuming things, the trend now seems to be hinged on what’s healthy. Supposedly...

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Jazz in Love (2013)

Jazz in Love (2013)

Young Filipino Jazz is waiting for his German lover Theodor at an airport in Davao, Philippines. The two have promised that there will be no calls on the day of the flight, strengthening the assurance that they will meet eventually. Jazz took a long stroll to reach...

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

Nothing can encapsulate the earnestness of Fred Rogers, the iconic television host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood – not even Morgan Neville’s great documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor, despite being close. The documentary goes through the humble beginnings of Rogers...

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Free Solo (2018)

Free Solo (2018)

The beauty of Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi’s Free Solo lies within their determination to capture a man’s embarking on the extraordinary. Chin’s climber friend Alex Honnold is doing a very specific dare: he would climb over the 3,000ft tall El Capitan in...

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Jorodowsky’s Dune (2014)

Jorodowsky’s Dune (2014)

There will always be that one movie project that fueled with so much optimism. The director has pitched a one-of-a-kind idea that can be powerful enough to disrupt the world. They just cast the most unlikely of thespians to be part of the cast, and yet it seems to be...

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Life Itself (2014)

Life Itself (2014)

If you would extensively examine Roger Ebert’s works as a film critic, you will be surprised to discover how open he has always been about his personal life. His movie reviews are heavily influential to many film writers today because of his subscription to film...

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Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey (2011)

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey (2011)

The biggest reveal of Constance Mark’s Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey (2011) happens in the middle of the film. Puppeteer Kevin Clash is going back to his hometown in Baltimore while searching for ways to persuade his production bosses in the popular children’s...

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Miss Americana (2020)

Miss Americana (2020)

One can easily assess Miss Americana, Lana Wilson’s introspection to the professional and personal life of Taylor Swift, as a story of redemption for the singer-songwriter. A chance to let the world her own viewpoints against the popular issues said against her. Swift...

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Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017)

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017)

Andy Kaufman is hard to pin down as a comedian. His humor does not jell with his peers. For him, there’s an invisible set of rules only he can access, and selfishly go through what he feels is right for his standard. Weirdly enough, the same can be said with Jim...

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FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (2019)

FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (2019)

FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, Chris Smith’s documentary about the Fyre Festival, is best defined by the viral photo of a sad cheese sandwich that was reportedly been served during the three-day event. This festival is supposed to be a “luxurious...

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Supersize Me (2004)

Supersize Me (2004)

Back in the early ‘2000s, during the continuous uprising of fast-food restaurants all over the world, Morgan Spurlock dared to do an experiment a lot of people around him had done without documenting: eat only items at McDonald’s for thirty days. Here are the rules:...

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Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness (2020)

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness (2020)

It can be a struggle to sit through Eric Goode’s Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness without the feeling of discomfort. The six-part Netflix documentary series goes through the underbelly of big cat breeding in America like someone stabbing you through the heart...

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