Unlocking the Cage, the latest documentary from acclaimed veteran filmmaking duo Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker, takes a look at one man’s quest to grant certain animals the same rights as human beings.
The Iron Sheik is a legend of the WWF wrestling ring, and over two decades he played the part of the villain opposite Hulk Hogan's shining good-guy routine. Khosrow Vaziri, the man behind the Iron Sheik persona, has a much larger story than playing the heel though, and it all comes out in the documentary, The Sheik.
Right now I'm finally watching Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story. I like his movies for what they are, but it is hard to call one of them a "documentary". Compared to a film like Food, Inc. Moore's films aren't exactly "balanced".
Looking back on 2009, I've been making notes on all of my favorite films of the year, and while I can't really count Food, Inc. as one of the best DVD or Blu-ray releases, since it had little in the way of tremendous extra features, it was definitely one of the best documentaries.
Anyone who is familiar with director/writer/activist Michael Moore's documentary film style is probably well aware of what he is for and what he is against. Luckily for the sake of Capitalism: A Love Story, Moore hasn't forgotten what he's against either and this doc is meticulously focussed on portraying the excesses and greed of the uber-rich and the banks that led to the stock market collapse.