REVIEW: God of War: Raising Kratos (2019 – Documentary)

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The following is a short review of God of War: Raising Kratos — Directed by Brandon Akiaten.

Brandon Akiaten’s God of War: Raising Kratos is a documentary about the making of the 2018 version of God of War, which is arguably one of the best games of the decade. Dubbed a masterpiece by plenty of video game critics and netting a 94 Metacritic-score, God of War was a critical hit and, later, a fan-favorite. It won new fans and it pleased old ones, and it made the developing studio into a reinvigorated and much more cherished studio than it had ever been before. But the journey to get there was arduous as revealed by Akiaten’s feature-length documentary, which has been released on YouTube by Sony PlayStation. Continue reading “REVIEW: God of War: Raising Kratos (2019 – Documentary)”

REVIEW: Icarus (2017 – Documentary)

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The following is a short review of Icarus – A Netflix Documentary

I enjoy watching the Tour de France. In fact, if you go back and search for the Tour on this site, then I’m pretty sure you’ll find an article or two. I watch the Tour every year, thus I am awfully familiar with doping allegations and sinners like Lance Armstrong. Naturally, this documentary intrigued me, but I didn’t think it would be as captivating as it, ultimately, is. Continue reading “REVIEW: Icarus (2017 – Documentary)”

REVIEW: O. J.: Made in America (2016 – Documentary)

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Release Poster – ESPN Films

The following is a review of O. J.: Made in America – Directed by Ezra Edelman

Orenthal James Simpson – a USC Trojans legend, Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee, movie star, and a convicted felon. In 1985, 5-time Pro Bowl and 1-time NFL MVP O. J. Simpson, a former running back for the Buffalo Bills and the San Francisco 49ers, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

He had become an actor, and in a few years he would become a movie star with the popular The Naked Gun movie series. Ten years later, in 1995, Simpson was acquitted of the murders of his ex-wife and her friend. O. J.: Made in America tells the story of O. J. Simpson’s tumultuous life leading up to his imprisonment after an armed robbery in Las Vegas in 2008. Continue reading “REVIEW: O. J.: Made in America (2016 – Documentary)”

REVIEW: Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017 – Documentary)

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Movie Poster – HBO

The following is a review of Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds – Directed by Alexis Bloom & Fisher Stevens.

At the time of writing, it’s been just a week since the world lost two film icons – Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds. Now, HBO decided to release this documentary two months earlier than they had originally planned, and I’m sure a lot of people will think that HBO is just trying to capitalize on the situation.

That may, indeed, be what they wanted to do, but I’m not sure that’s really all that important to discuss. I think a lot of people needed this documentary right now – I really did – to spend 90 minutes longer with icons and role models we were all devastated to lose. Continue reading “REVIEW: Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017 – Documentary)”