April Movie & Documentary Wrap Up

I used to post this monthly wrap up on my non-book blog, but I am going to start posting it on this one, since it’s my main blog. In addition to reading, I love watching documentaries and movies and thought that I would start doing a monthly wrap up post  including the documentaries & movies I have watched that month. I am going to use the same rating system that I do for books which is on a scale of 1-5, 5 meaning I loved it and 1 meaning I didn’t like it at all. Documentaries are hard to rate, so I think I probably won’t rate them. I will bold any titles that I really loved. I will also clarify the topic of the documentary if it isn’t clear from the title and list where I watched it! Although I also love my TV shows, I really like watching documentaries and non-fiction TV; I like history, as well as current events and I enjoy learning, whether it is through reading or film. I also often watch movies I have seen before while I am working and blogging, so I am only listing movies and documentaries that I haven’t previously seen. So here is my April wrap up for documentaries and movies!


-Shot In The Dark, Season 1 (Netflix)
-American Takedown, Season 1, Episode 3 (A&E)
-Motherland (Amazon)
-Cold Case Files, Season 1 (A&E)
-I Am Evidence (HBO)


-Thank You For Your Service 4/5 stars
-The Danish Girl 3/5 stars
-The Glass Castle 4/5 stars
-The Snowman 3/5 stars

This month I have to say that Motherland (Amazon) and I Am Evidence (HBO) were by far my favorites. Motherland is about the birthing system in the Phillipians and I Am Evidence is about how the United States has such a back log of rape kits that have yet to be processed. I knew there was a backlog, but I didn’t realize that almost every city in America has thousands of rape kits just sitting in storage.

Movie wise, I really enjoyed Thank Your For Your Service and I liked the page to screen adaptation of The Glass Castle. I didn’t read the book The Snowman, but I found the movie to be fairly boring, so I’m going to assume the book is much better, as it seems to be fairly popular in the reading community.

I am always looking for documentary and movie recommendations, so feel free to leave any in the comments!


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