Tag Archives: amazing

Man On Wire (UK 2008)

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Synopsis (possible Spoiler): A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit’s daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City’s World Trade Center’s twin towers in 1974, what some consider, “the artistic crime of the century.”

Amazing art, amazing man, amazing documentary

RT 100% (136 reviews) IMDb 8.2/10 (over 2000 votes)

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Primer (USA 2003)

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Synopsis (possible Spoiler): Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there’s something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they’ve built, wrestle over their new invention.

OK, I admit it. Even after reading the Wikipedia page for the movie, I still have trouble figuring it all out. So what? It’s an amazing low-budget movie that cost $7000 to make, but made $424,760 worldwide! How about that for a first-time directory payoff? It’s an amazing piece of film for the money – that’s for sure. I’ve seen it 4 times, and it still amazes me.

RT 72% (115 reviews) IMDb 6.0/10 (over 9600 votes)

I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life and Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal (USA 2007)

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Synopsis (possible Spoiler): A documentary on the Austrian-Jewish architectural engineer who became a Nazi hunter after surviving the Holocaust.

Despite the dire subject matter – one of the most inspiring documentaries I’ve seen. What an amazing man. I’m not sure what happened, but it was a very small release (9 theaters). As so often, great reviews, made not a lot of money $204,167 since it release.

RT 81% (21 reviews) IMDb 7.1/10 (only 125 votes)