Tag Archives: Documentary

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 199 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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The Pharmacist – Review

After losing his son to a drug-related murder in 1999, a small-town pharmacist, Dan Schneider, decides to investigate the New Orleans based homicide in the sole pursuit of gaining justice for his son. Unbeknown to Dan, his efforts would unearth a troubling trend of young, seemingly healthy people being sucked into the world of OxyContin painkillers. This is more of a documentary that focuses on the merging of two stories – one being Daniel Jr’s death and the second being the resulting investigation that followed.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Don’t F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer – Review

This three-part Netflix documentary follows a group of online justice seekers that are able to track down a person they deem responsible for killing kittens, only to discover that the actions of the perpetrator quickly become more twisted and sinister as the story progresses. A really good documentary that leaves you wanting more, despite the disturbing and eerie nature of the subject. It’s worth noting that this review was based solely on the show I watched at the time and not the true story it was based off.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez – Review

A captivating yet controversial three-part Netflix documentary that focuses on the life and ultimate downfall of Aaron Hernandez, a rising star within the NFL who was convicted of murdering Odin Lloyd and also accused of murdering two others. The documentary delved deep into Aaron, his family, upbringing, employer, sexuality, potential CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) and much more. Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez is currently streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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