Cinema Monolith

Reviews of movies from my giant DVD tower, and more.

The Battered Bastards of Baseball (2014)

A thoroughly entertaining sports documentary about an against-the-grain minor league baseball team, its owner and players, and the city that embraced them.

6/27/19

They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)

A mesmerizing documentary from Peter Jackson focusing on WWI and the Western Front, using restored and colorized film footage taken during the war.

2/14/19

The Cove (2009)

An outstanding documentary that reveals the truth behind a hidden cove in Japan, where thousands of dolphins are slaughtered by fishermen every year.

2/2/18

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)

One of the more entertaining and laugh-out-loud documentaries I’ve seen in recent years; the story of Cannon Films, purveyors of cheap, schlocky movies of the 1980s.

12/3/17

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Review Totals

Movies Reviewed: 230

From the Monolith: 127

Movies by Decade

1920s – 0
1930s – 6
1940s – 20
1950s – 38
1960s – 34
1970s – 36
1980s – 35
1990s – 7
2000s – 13
2010s – 41

Movies by Genre

Action/Adventure – 43
Comedy – 35
Crime – 23
Documentary – 5
Drama – 27
Horror – 38
Musical – 1
Mystery/Thriller – 19
Romance – 3
Sci-Fi/Fantasy – 27
Western – 8

Movies by CM Rating

10 star – 10
9 star – 28
8 star – 36
7 star – 33
6 star – 22
5 star – 23
4 star – 25
3 star – 18
2 star – 20
1 star – 12
0 star – 3

Movies by MPAA Rating

Pre-1968 – 93
G – 1
PG – 32
PG-13 – 35
R – 60
NC-17 – 0
TV and Unrated – 9

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