THE BEST MOVIES THIS CRITIC EVER SAW!!
Documentaries

AMERICA’S HEART AND SOUL (2004)
Filmmaker Louis Schwartzberg packed up his camera and hit the road with the goal of capturing both the unparalleled beauty of the U.S. and the incomparable spirit of its people. Here you have the chance to meet ordinary Americans with extraordinary stories. Schwartzberg’s gift is his ability to connect with people, honestly capturing their values, dreams, and passion. America’s Heart and Soul is a celebration of a nation told through the voices of its people. - Use TVG. PREVIEW REVIEW

THE CASE FOR FAITH (2008)
Journalist Lee Strobel investigates two of the most emotional objections to Christianity, which have become barriers to faith and are confronted by believers and skeptics alike: Why is Jesus the only way to God? And, how could a loving God exist if there is evil and suffering in the world? It is a spiritually rewarding film. PREVIEW REVIEW

FOR ALL MANKIND (1989)
A beautifully made examination of Neil Armstrong’s flight to the moon. Wondrous. Rated G.

FRANK AND OLLIE (1995)
This Disney documentary focuses on Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, who, along with Walt Disney and a select handful of others, changed the face of cartoons, bringing character and pathos to their creations such as Snow White, Alice In Wonderland, The Jungle Book and over 30 other features. Enough clips are presented from these treasures to give viewers an even greater appreciation and a desire to see them all again. But there's another element that makes this a true enjoyment. Frank and Ollie have not only worked together for 40 years, but have maintained a close friendship many believe possible only in a ‘60s sitcom. They have maintained a respect, camaraderie and intimacy most never accomplish with other humans. It is more than just a retrospective of two old animation artists. It's an appreciative look at two nice people. PG (a few mild expletives and a glimpse of a nude drawing in an art class). - Use TVG. PREVIEW REVIEW

MARCH OF THE PENGUINS (2005)
In the Antarctic, every March, the quest begins for penguins to find the perfect mate and start a family. This courtship begins with a long journey – a trek that will take hundreds of the tuxedo-suited birds across seventy miles of frozen tundra to a location where the courtship will begin. It’s rated G and though it depicts harsh life and death struggles, it does so in a family-friendly way. It’s full of impressive, almost unworldly locations and amazing cinematography, and most importantly, it sends a powerful message concerning the importance of life. Nature is reminding us about the sanctity of life. In a time when audiences are subjected to pro messages concerning euthanasia (Million Dollar Baby, The Sea Inside), the need for abortion (Vera Drake), and desensitizing images of violence toward our fellow man (most films), here is a movie that reveals creatures in the wild sacrificing all in order to preserve life.

MONUMENTAL (2012)
This powerful documentary concerns the story of America’s beginnings. Kirk Cameron produced this 90-minute look at the lives of the Pilgrims. You’ll find documented information in this film seldom taught in today’s schools. And you’ll learn why schools don’t teach it. PG. MOVIE REPORTER REVIEW

WAITING FOR SUPERMAN (2010)
Occasionally a movie comes along that clearly defines a threat to our culture – this is one. Waiting for Superman should be seen by all, for this well-produced documentary concerning the crumbling education system in America was the most important film of that year, and may help galvanize our nation’s citizenry. (PG) - Use TVG. PREVIEW REVIEW

LORD SAVE US FROM YOUR FOLLOWERS (2010)
A documentary by Dan Merchant, a Christian filmmaker who examines the question, “Why is the Gospel of Love dividing America?” The film’s message: live the life and answer your opponent’s questions with an empathy that overrides the desire to win a debate. It’s one I’ll view several times in order to be reminded of that message. (PG). PREVIEW REVIEW

I WANT YOUR MONEY (2010)
Critically examines the Obama regime and its policies. Funny, quirky, satirical, this wasn’t made by mainstream Hollywood. Big surprise. (NR). PREVIEW REVIEW

UNSTOPPABLE (2013)
In this thoughtful, heartfelt documentary from Provident Films, Kirk Cameron addresses the age-old question, “Why does God allow bad things to happen?” Unstoppable is the most riveting and inspiring documentary I’ve seen in years from a technical, artistic and spiritual perspective. For me, it was 60-minutes of passionate examination that asserts we are more than mental and physical beings, and that our Creator is with us through the good and the bad. (PG). PREVIEW REVIEW

WINGED MIGRATION (2001)
French filmmaker Jacques Perrin, who not so long ago gave us an extraordinary look at the world of bugs in Microcosmos, turns his attention to our winged friends in this often breathtaking nature movie. (G). MOVIE REPORTER REVIEW

EARTH (2009)
This documentary, narrated by James Earl Jones, tells the remarkable story of three animal families and their journeys across this planet we share. (G). MOVIE REPORTER REVIEW

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