The Thin Blue Line
Crime • 1988 • 1 hr 43 min
Phenomenal documentary showing the dark side of the justice system where innocence isn’t enough to keep you from death row.
Well styled true crime documentary ahead of its time. The case unfolds with direct access to the key people and measured use of reenactment.
Good for its impact, not as personal as I would like
I grew up a couple of towns over from where this took place
A breakthrough documentary that s explores the case of a murdered cop and how wrong the US legal system can be.
Errol is just the best and letting things unfold.
The best documentary of the 20th century. Slow, aesthetic, informed, and interesting. Errol Morris’ best documentary.
My personal favorite documentary, i’ve seen it probably over 10 times. Definitely worth the watch.
Riveting. Also, screw the nay-sayers: those dramatic recreations are classy!
This has been called the best documentary movie ever made, and I completely agree. At least I have not found yet anything better.
Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. Tormented by memories of a previous case that ended badly, Caul becomes obsessed with the resulting tape, trying to determine if the couple is in danger.
In 1970s Hollywood, Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.
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In 1916, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer.
A few decades after the destruction of the Inca Empire, a Spanish expedition led by the infamous Aguirre leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon River in search of the lost city of El Dorado. When great difficulties arise, Aguirre’s men start to wonder whether their quest will lead them to prosperity or certain death.
Every school day, African-American teenagers William Gates and Arthur Agee travel 90 minutes each way from inner-city Chicago to St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois, a predominately white suburban school well-known for the excellence of its basketball program. Gates and Agee dream of NBA stardom, and with the support of their close-knit families, they battle the social and physical obstacles that stand in their way. This acclaimed documentary was shot over the course of five years.
A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. But in the course of a single day he unknowingly captures a death on film.
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