Category Archives: documentary films

Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak

I watched a documentary last night called Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak. And it both made me both sad and, more importantly, determined. One of the saddest things that I have witnessed is seeing people … Continue reading

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Life Itself

When I heard about this movie almost a year ago I gave myself a mental note to watch it at some point. If you have ever listened to Don’t Read the Latin you certainly know that I have a great … Continue reading

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Jen’s Documentary Corner! Paul Williams: Still Alive

I laughed with my husband this weekend that I imprinted as a child on ’70s radio. I love Fleetwood Mac, Harry Nilsson, The Carpenters and, lastly, I love Paul Williams. I am sure most of my memories of Paul Williams … Continue reading

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Days of October- Horror movies set around Halloween!

It’s the focus of the latest Don’t Read the Latin podcast hopefully posting today. But here are my personal favorites set on or around Halloween! Halloween (1978) Halloween II (1981) Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) The Guest (2014) … Continue reading

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A square peg in a round world

These are the stories of women. Women that took different paths. Like salmon swimming upstream they fought to live their lives against the current of societal expectations. Some secretly and some out in plain sight. Finding Vivian Maier In 2009 … Continue reading

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Jen’s DOCUMENTARY CORNER!!

My favorite punk rock documentaries with a little metal thrown in.. \m/ The Decline Of Western Civilization The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years The Decline Of Western Civilization Part III The Punk Singer A Band Called … Continue reading

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Representation Matters

I think it is not only important how we represent ourselves, but also what media we consume because dollars support creation. More money going into movies that only provide laughable stereotypes tells the system that more of them should be … Continue reading

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As happens with my conversations one topic meanders to another..

Yesterday I spoke of documentaries being a labor of love, but sometimes love goes wrong. These documentaries are windows to when enjoyment turns to obsession. Room 237 I have to admit to you the first time I saw this I … Continue reading

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