In an attempt to counteract the emo tendency of my previous posts, time for some content.
I’ve been in a mood for documentaries. We live in a golden age for them, and here’s what I’ve watched recently:
|Legendary Sin Cities — A CNBC retrospective on the three infamous “cities of sin” of the 1920’s and 1930’s: Paris, Berlin, and Shanghai. Fortunately, the filmmakers take pains to explain the
|Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox — I buy an
|Special When Lit — A documentary about pinball, from its early days to its nadir today. Did you know that pinball machines were illegal in the U.S. for 30 years? This film covers a lot of territory, to the point that it becomes a bit unfocused; I found its profiles of today’s “major” American pinball championship players uninteresting. Overall, though, it’s fair while celebrating its subject, and doesn’t shy away from the
|American Scary — An exhaustive documentary about American “horror hosts,” those people who would cover themselves in cheap
What have you been watching lately?