Tag Archives: Documentary

Andre the Giant (2018) – Review

Considered by many as one of the finest wrestling documentaries ever produced, this film delves into the life and career of professional wrestler, Andre the Giant (Andre Roussimoff), who gained popularity and stardom in the 1980’s, performing in the famous, squared circle. This documentary contains footage spanning over several decades, along with recent and up to date interviews with the people that knew the man himself. Originally released in 2018, this is a very striking and at times emotional tale that is a must watch for any wrestling enthusiast out there.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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Seaspiracy (2021) – Review

This new, thought-provoking documentary highlights the damage that humans are really doing to our very own ocean life, while also uncovering an alarming amount of corruption that is happening on a global scale. Seaspiracy is available to stream on Netflix, but it has to be said that there are a number of extremely raw and upsetting scenes of animal cruelty included. If you’re able to get past that, however, I’d encourage anybody to watch this at least once in their lifetime.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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The Ripper – Review

Police investigators and key witnesses recant how a modern-day Jack the Ripper managed to tear his way through the North of England during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, until his eventual capture and downfall. This new and impressive Netflix documentary focuses on the horrible crimes committed by the serial killer, along with the police chase that ensued and the eventual capture of the man responsible, Peter Sutcliffe.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Beyond the Mat (1999) – Review

Described as a heartfelt documentary focused on the day-to-day lives of professional wrestlers, this explores a bizarre sporting world to some, but a much loved one to others. The film follows athletes such as Terry Funk, Jake Roberts, Darren Drozdov and even Mick Foley on their quest of doing what they love – traveling on the road, entertaining the fans and putting their bodies on the line. This emotional documentary dates back to 1999 and is something most wrestling fans will have already seen since its release over twenty years ago. Beyond the Mat is currently streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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Challenger: The Final Flight – Review

This four-part Netflix documentary takes an in depth look into the 1986 Challenger space shuttle that exploded seventy-four seconds after take off, documenting an unimaginably difficult period of time for a generation of people looking on live or on their television sets. The doc delves into the astronauts themselves and possible cause of the accident. An insightful but equally as emotional series – Challenger: The Final Flight is now streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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Never Be Done: The Richard Glen Lett Story (2020) – Review

This newly released indie documentary follows the journey of the controversial stand-up comedian, Richard Lett and his struggle with addiction, homelessness, and mental health issues that have plagued his career. After losing just about everything he’d worked for, he managed to overcome the obstacles before him and live to tell the tale. Never Be Done: The Richard Glen Lett Story was presented to me on behalf of Comedy Dynamics to give an honest and fair review.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness – Review

Joe Exotic is a fascinating but extremely naive and misguided animal park boss that leads a wild cast of characters that include drug lords, con artists and cult leaders who all share a passion for large and exotic cats. This is a dark and extremely disturbing insight into some of the controversial big cat rivalry’s taking place in the United States.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Apollo 11 (2019) – Review

An unbelievable look at the American led Apollo 11 space mission that landed successfully on the moon and returned to earth in 1969. The mission was led by commander Neil Armstrong and two fellow pilots – Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. The film manages to capture the events spanning all the way from the initial launch preparation to shortly after the safe competition and touchdown back on earth. A truly spectacular documentary based on, at the time, the most dangerous space mission of its kind.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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