NOVEMBER 2016 DOCUMENTARY REVIEW

All available on Netflix except Weiner (Hulu).
  1. 13th (2016), 10/10
    This is one of the best documentaries I've ever seen. If you think slavery is over this movie will relieve you of that notion. It's largely about the loophole in the 13th amendment that kept black people enslaved after their emancipation and how those loopholes keep showing up after any progress has been made. Another huge part of this doc deals with the current crises which is prisons and the enormous money machines they have turned out to be for corporations. It's intense to say the least.
  2. Weiner (2016), 7/10
    Ugh. This guy. I liked that this documentary shows how cool he is to watch in action when he's being political, but what is his problem? This dude has no shame. I don't even know what to say. He kind of ruins everything.
  3. TransFatty Lives (2015), 6/10
    This story is about a man diagnosed with ALS who is somewhat of a creative genius. He had a lot of previous footage to work with since he was a filmmaker. He fathered a son and his disease continued to progress and he ends up in a not-so-great care facility. But there is some light at the end of this stressful movie.
  4. Love Me! (2014), 7/10
    Mail order brides is a topic that has always fascinated me. Everything about it is pathetic and sad and this movie did nothing to disillusion my views. The whole thing was kind of what you would expect, and I wish they had gone further into the minds of the men and circumstances of the women, but it was still interesting. One couple actually ends up getting married and it's worth it to watch this doc just to see their kiss at the end of the ceremony.