Worth Watching ~ 1971 (Documentary)

1971
The story of a notorious 1971 activist burglary of an FBI office that lead to the Bureau’s numerous abuses against dissidents being exposed. My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars.
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Underrated Movie #329 ~ Wild Horse, Wild Ride

Wild Horse, Wild Ride
Due to government intervention wanting to control wild horses, an annual contest is created that allows these horses to find new homes. People from across the U.S. are challenged to tame a wild mustang in 100 days, a dangerous feat performed by people from all walks of life. My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars.
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Worth Watching ~ Genius on Hold

Genius on Hold
This documentary tells the tale of how prolific inventor Walter L. Shaw saw his ideas stolen and his ambitions foiled by the powerful AT&T telephone monopoly. Available for instant viewing right now on Netflix. My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars.
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Underrated Movie #299 ~ Pressure Cooker

Pressure Cooker
Three Philadelphia high school students negotiate the challenges of the inner city and the demands of their tough-minded culinary arts teacher, Wilma Stephenson, to become contenders in a citywide cooking competition for the chance to win full-ride scholarships to the best culinary institutes in the country. (Netflix) My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars.
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Underrated Movie #218 ~ Winnebago Man

Winnebago Man

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This entertaining documentary explores the phenomenon of Jack Rebney, who became an Internet sensation after a grainy, nearly 20-year-old video of him furiously swearing up a storm while filming a Winnebago sales video made the rounds online. Traveling to a mountaintop, filmmaker Ben Steinbauer tracks down Rebney — who’s become known in underground circles as the “Angriest Man in the World” — and tries to discover what makes the loner tick. (Netflix) My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #178 ~ Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.

Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.

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Oscar-winning documentarian Errol Morris’s riveting film explores the life of Fred A. Leuchter, the execution specialist who worked to make capital punishment more “humane” — but achieved infamy for his opinions on the holocaust. Hired by an historian, Leuchter traveled to Auschwitz to conduct research, and his conclusions destroyed his marriage and career. (Netflix) “Riveting” is right. Unusual, amazing and unforgettable. My Rating: 5 out of 5. Internet Movie Database

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Watch Instantly ~ Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price

Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price Filmmaker Robert Greenwald takes aim at the corporate giant that’s come to symbolize big business in America — Wal-Mart — blasting the box-store Goliath for allegedly paying substandard wages, skimping on employee benefits and gutting communities. Click here to watch. Buy from Amazon.com

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Underrated Movie #134 ~ 51 Birch Street

51 Birch Street

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Married 54 years, Mike and Mina Block were the picture of if not wedded bliss then at least rock-solid stability — or so thought their son, documentary filmmaker Doug Block. But when his mother dies unexpectedly and his father swiftly marries his former secretary, Doug suddenly realizes there was more to his parents’ union than met his eye. Turning his lens on his own family, he discovers much he never knew about the people who raised him. (Netflix) My Rating: 5 out of 5. Internet Movie Database

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