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#203: Marwencol (2010)

When discussing documentary films, it’s common to hear of subjects being classified as ‘extraordinary’. A perplexingly loaded word, it’s overuse has lead to it meaning virtually nothing, like those idiots who would consider a sit-down dinner ‘EPIC’ when they really mean ‘rather nice’. 452 more words

★★★★☆ (4)

Marwencol (2010)

9/10 Second Lives

Playing with dolls has never been so fascinating.

Marwencol is a documentary about an alcoholic Navy Vet named Mark Hogencamp who went to a bar one fateful night and ended up getting savagely attacked by a group of asshole thugs who beat him into a coma and damaged his brain so badly that he couldn’t even remember who he was when he woke up. 911 more words


Jodie Foster's "The Beaver" - Everyone loves a trainwreck - but there are limits

Walter Black (Mel Gibson) is a severely depressed, self-hating individual who pulls himself back from the brink of suicide and starts talking through a stuffed beaver puppet he finds in a dumpster. 707 more words


To Marwencol

Just a quick one to bring people’s attention to an amazing film about Mark Hogancamp – who some 5 years ago was savagely beaten up by five guys who took a dislike to him in a bar. 183 more words

Agenda Movie Club: Marwencol


Jeff Malmberg


Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn’t.

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