Fubar & Fubar: Balls to the Walls

Watch when you haven’t cried laughing in a while. 

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2002 & 2010 (mockumentaries) – Terry and Dean are two drunken, deeply Canadian, head-banger fuckups. One of them is diagnosed with cancer, and these two mocumentaries document their fantastically hilarious moments dealing with the news. Both films are both funny, but Balls to the Walls is at the level of Anchorman or The Hangover, a crying-laughing movie that gets funnier each time you watch. 

Watch Fubar: The Movie on Netflix DVD or buy the DVD on Amazon

Watch Fubar: Balls to the Walls on Netflix DVD or buy the DVD on Amazon

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Waste Land

Watch when you need perspective on your first world problems. Starbucks out of soy milk? J. Crew on backorder? 

Wasteland

World-famous artist Vik Muniz returns to his native Brazil to create works of art out of trash, assembled by the trash pickers who collect recyclables from a landfill for a living. Muniz ponders how much he can acceptably disrupt the lives of his subjects. The film is marketed as and is an uplifting story – the pickers’ lives are turned upside down. The deeper question is about happiness – were they happy before Muniz entered their lives and showed them a new side of the world? How can they go back to picking after participating in a life-changing modern art project?

Watch it on Netflix Streaming or buy the DVD on Amazon.

Notable Awards: Best International Documentary, Sundance 2010. Best Documentary Nominee, Academy Awards 2011.

Film Links: Official SiteFacebook –  Twitter – Trailer

Kurt & Courtney

Watch when you want someone to treat you like shit. 

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1997 – Nick Broomfield investigates Kurt Cobain’s death, a suicide surrounded by murder conspiracy theories. The film is a murder mystery, a story of family dysfunction, and fame, and it’s full of memorabe and serendipitous real-life moments. Broomfield asks Kurt’s best friend a difficult question and as he hesitates to answer a car alarm begins to scream in the background. He interviews the couple’s Nanny in a basement under lighting that perfectly corresponds to her mood. It’s all better than fiction. 

Watch it: on Snag FilmsNeflix Streaming, buy the DVD on Amazon.

Marwencol

Watch when you need a break from reality. Like you would Harry Potter. 

A man sustains severe brain injury after a gang assault and to cope he creates the titular World War I village out of barbie and G.I. Joe-style dolls. He is emotional fragile and intensely focused on Marwencol. He doesn’t view the village as art- but once it’s recognized as such he must essentially leave the village to share it with the world, but is he really ready?

Watch it on Netflix Streaming or buy it on Amazon.
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Tierney Gearon: The Mother Project

Watch when you’re aggravated with your mother.

A visually beautiful examination of controversial photographer Tierney Gearon’s relationship with her schizophrenic mother and children. Is she documenting her life, or is she complicit in the exploitation of her family for the sake of art?

Watch it on Netflix DVD – Buy the DVD on Amazon.
Tierney Gearon: The Mother Project Official SiteTrailer

Waste Land

Watch when you’re having a bad first-world-problems day. Starbucks out of soy milk? J. Crew on backorder? 

World-famous artist Vik Muniz returns to his native Brazil to create works of art out of trash, assembled by the trash pickers who collect recyclables from landfills. Muniz ponders how much he can acceptably disrupt the lives of his subjects. The film is marketed as and IS  an uplifting story – the pickers’ lives are turned upside down. The deeper question is about happiness – were they happy before Muniz entered their lives and showed them a new side of the world? How can they go back to picking after participating in a life-changing modern art project?

Watch it on Netflix Streaming – Buy the DVD on Amazon.

Notable Awards: Best International Documentary, Sundance 2010. Best Documentary Nominee, Academy Awards 2011.

Film Links: Official SiteFacebook –  Twitter