Iron: The Legacy of Cal Ripken Jr. is a one-hour documentary that was made for the 20th anniversary of Ripken’s 2131st baseball game. After returning from The National Sports Collectors Convention over the weekend and relaxing, I decided to give this documentary a watch on the MLB app. I don’t know if I watched when it first premiered in 2015 but it was a nice way to wind down my night. If anything, it would…"Iron: The Legacy of Cal Ripken Jr. Brings Nostalgia"
Never Stop Dreaming: The Life and Legacy of Shimon Peres is a biographical documentary of one of Israel’s greatest leaders. I’m several months late to watching the documentary but I decided to do so in honor of Israel’s 75th birthday on 5 Iyar, which in the Jewish calendar is known as Yom Ha’atzmaut. If you’re familiar with Shimon Peres, there’s a chance that you probably won’t learn anything new. Regardless, George Clooney’s narration and Peres’…"Never Stop Dreaming: The Life and Legacy of Shimon Peres"
Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over might not break new ground but the film is a revealing documentary about the singer/songwriter. “What the World Needs Now,” “Say A Little Prayer,” and “Don’t Make Me Over” are among a number of songs in Warwick’s discography. You might know the songs but do you know who Dionne Warwick is as a person. Do you know how she has used her voice in the name of humanitarian causes?…"Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over – Toronto 2021"
The Price of Freedom examines the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) past and how they politicized the second amendment. “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun,” NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, December 2012. Following the Sandy Hook tragedy, the NRA was silent for several days. And then, they finally held a press conference and well, it didn’t get any better for them. LaPierre…"The Price of Freedom Explores the NRA and Guns"
President in Waiting, the new film from Jeffrey Roth, is a historic documentary that features the former presidents and vice presidents. All of the six living Vice Presidents make appearances to mark the first time in that they have appeared in such a film. Maybe not together but I’ll wake it. Moreover, the four former living presidents are also in the film to discuss their relationships. There is only one president that does not make…"President in Waiting Is A Historic Documentary"
Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations is a necessary film and ought to be a conversation starter on a subject that is plaguing our world. In Viral, filmmaker Andrew Goldberg takes a look at four particular instances of antisemitism over the years. The first is the Tree of Life shooting and the subject of the far right. The second chapter takes a look at Blaming the Jews. Specifically, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s vendetta against George…"Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations"