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So far Ted Metrakas has created 95 blog entries.

When Two Worlds Collide

A riveting, highly informative look at the ongoing conflict between Amazonian natives defending their land against transnational petroleum corporations.

By |August 24th, 2016|Environmental, Top Picks|0 Comments


More powerful and impactful than its polish, deliberate pacing, and academic focus may suggest, Indignation is a haunting tragedy whose effects are not quickly shaken off.

By |July 28th, 2016|Book adaptation, Top Picks|0 Comments

Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru

Renowned self-help speaker and author Tony Robbins is a walking contradiction. He is at once an absolute embodiment of egoistic, swaggering American capitalism and a seemingly selfless soul devoted to helping others live better lives.

By |July 24th, 2016|Documentary, DVD/Streaming/On Demand|0 Comments

Hooligan Sparrow

A riveting feat of guerilla filmmaking, revealing much about systems of power in China and the formidable tactics of its burgeoning activist culture.

By |July 20th, 2016|Documentary, Top Picks|0 Comments

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

About as open and probing as a documentary gets, this is a revealing look at an unparalleled entertainer’s professional and personal life.

By |July 7th, 2016|Pop Culture, Top Picks|0 Comments

Zero Days

Filmmaker Alex Gibney’s new film reveals that a new type of weapon, cyber warfare, has already been created and deployed, with barely a hint of public awareness.

By |July 7th, 2016|Documentary, Top Picks|0 Comments

Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

A testament to the power of fan culture and a celebration of its permanent place in the media landscape.

By |June 16th, 2016|DVD/Streaming/On Demand, Film History|0 Comments

The Witness

The murder of Kitty Genovese is one of the most famous cases in the history of sociology and criminology, and this documentary accomplishes something remarkable by making us reconsider a story, and a concept, that we’ve long taken for granted as true.

By |June 3rd, 2016|Crime, Documentary, Top Picks|0 Comments


During his 2013 campaign for New York City mayor, politician Anthony Weiner allowed two filmmakers to follow him around the clock. Entertaining, revealing, and occasionally funny, the result will give psychotherapists around the country, armchair and otherwise, ample fodder.

By |June 2nd, 2016|Documentary, Top Picks|0 Comments