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Trapped is a movie starring June Ayers, Andrea Ferrigno, and Gloria Gray. From 2011 to 2013, hundreds of regulations were passed restricting access to abortion in America. Reproductive rights advocates refer to these as "TRAP" laws,...

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Dawn Porter
Dawn Porter, Sari Gilman
June Ayers, Gloria Gray, Andrea Ferrigno, Dalton Johnson
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U.S. abortion clinics are fighting to survive. Since 2010, hundreds of bills have been enacted targeting abortion rights on a statewide level. Trapped follows the clinic workers, women, and lawyers on the frontlines of the battle to keep abortion safe and legal for the millions of poor and uninsured women caught in a political quagmire.

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Eugene B.

This is not an easy film. It can be extremely disheartening, for those of us who are trying to create a positive change in the world. It is, however, well worth watching for the sheer beauty of its visuals. I have seen most of the documentaries you've seen and have read many of the reviews that criticize them for being too difficult to follow and for being overly subjective. These are just people trying to take credit for something they do not understand. I saw this film the first time, and it's still the most powerful and thoughtful work I've ever seen about anyone's personal journey. My wife and I were both inspired by it. Even as a younger, young woman, I had been hurt by the idea of everyone running their own lives. And though I've seen many of the documentaries, I have yet to see one that could challenge the viewer to be their own reality, to face the world with new eyes, to have a new idea of how to respond to it. This is the kind of film that will do that. I look forward to seeing more documentaries about life, and this one is certainly one of the most important in my opinion. So, to those of you who are not "Makers", I recommend you check out these documentaries instead. You'll enjoy them more and they will show you how far we've come.

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Matthew W.

I went to see this film last night and I was greatly surprised. I've had my doubts about the issue of sexual violence against women and the media's response to the problem, but this film really pushed the boundaries of my beliefs. I learned a lot about the issues, including a few that I had not previously realized. The film was clearly shot and edited well, although it is easy to see that a lot of time was spent researching the topics. The fact that the majority of the film is shot by women with no speaking line or dialogue, gave the viewer a sense that the subject matter is handled with care. I think the most important aspect of this film was the presentation of the audience. The people that see this film go to a film festival to watch the film, and then they go to see the film again after the festival to discuss it. You could hear the people on the street asking about the film, and seeing how often they heard the same questions made it easy for me to give my full support to this film. All of the questions I had after seeing it, were answered with the information that the film presented. I thought the documentary was well worth my time and money, especially after hearing the few comments that I had heard. I highly recommend this film to anyone that wants to learn more about the issues that they encounter, but also to anyone that wants to see a film that doesn't rely on gore or violence. I am in the minority, but I believe that this film is going to have a long lasting impact on people's opinions about the current state of our world. I'm sure that this film is going to be talked about for a long time. If I had not gone to see this film, I probably would have been unable to shake the thought that we have a problem.

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Ronald C.

This film is probably the most unique film I have ever seen. It seems like it was shot in a single take, but it's actually all in one long, uninterrupted shot. The story follows three people: a man, a woman, and a child. The three are trapped in the mansion of a wealthy family, and the film begins when they finally make it outside. The man's story begins when he hears some noise outside the door and realizes that someone is trying to break in. He makes a run for it, but his wife is nowhere to be seen. He doesn't give up, and quickly makes it outside to the front door. He decides that he must rescue his wife, but when he finally reaches the front door, the girl runs past him, and he returns to the door only to find that no one is there. He searches around the house, and eventually finds her. He helps her to make it to the car, and she runs off. She tells him that she doesn't want to leave the house, and the man decides to help her. Unfortunately, her car is missing, so the man has to make a mad dash to the nearest store, only to have it stolen by the housekeeper, who has taken the car. The man is in shock when he discovers that the man had taken the car, and is about to leave the place when he meets his friend and the housekeeper, who is trying to get them to pay for what has happened. The man decides to pay them, but the housekeeper is more interested in the car, and then she leaves the place. The man asks the housekeeper to show him the way to the car, and she obliges. The housekeeper shows the man a secret door, which he opens and finds the car inside. After a very quick drive to the place where his wife is, the man makes his way back to the house. The woman decides to go back to the house, and the man heads back to the car. The man is worried that they will be late, so he starts to look for his wife. He is back, but he is nowhere to be found. They run back to the house and find her there, and the woman tells the man to bring her back, and they drive off. The man realizes that his wife must have taken the car, and he returns to the car. When the man goes to the house, he finds that the housekeeper is there. The woman tries to convince him to let her go, but the man refuses, and the woman escapes to the car. The man drives away to the store, but a homeless man notices that the man is nowhere to be found. The man finds his wife, and she tells him that she is fine, and the man returns to the house. The man opens the secret door and finds his wife. The woman is very happy, and they get to the car. They drive off in the car, and the man leaves the car behind. The woman's hair is still tied to her head, and the car has no number plate. They drive away in the car, but when they arrive, it is already dark outside. The man begins to wonder if there is something wrong with the car, and the woman tells him that it would be too dangerous to leave it. The man decides that there is nothing wrong with the car, and they drive away. The woman is in tears, and is ready to leave, but the man decides to stay, and he gives her some clothes and a handkerchief. The woman shows the handkerchief to the man, and he takes it, and she returns to her husband. The housekeeper tells the woman that she has a special bond with the man, and he keeps his promise to help her. She begs him not to leave, but the man says that he will not leave the woman alone. When the man leaves the house, the woman and the man kiss, and the car is there waiting for them.

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Gloria G.

I am a horror fan. I love the genre, and this is a movie which will appeal to me in some ways. I am not saying that I like everything in this movie. It had its flaws, such as many in any movie. But the way this movie was shot, the characters, and the emotions that it was able to evoke, made it a good movie. And the final ending, that I had to share with you all. I do not want to give away any of the story, but I will just say that the last scene, the one that ends the movie with a very nice and beautiful chord that is also very common in the horror genre. I would recommend this movie to anyone who loves the horror genre, and I hope that they will find this movie to be very entertaining.

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Sarah Guzman

This film is a reminder of the days when there were no social media or the internet, and when most of the world was isolated from the world. The subject matter is somewhat heavy, but at the same time the imagery is just perfect for the subject matter. For example, when a person is trapped in a wheelchair, you see a man flying through the air. It is like looking at a living painting. I think that this film shows the aftermath of the social media era. I am grateful for this film, because it was meant to be relived. Unfortunately, it was to be relived and lost to the world. Hopefully this film can be re-made and the world can be a little bit more like it was before social media and the internet. I am so glad that this film was made, because it is a reminder of the world before the social media era.

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Nicole D.

I have been having trouble getting my copy of this film out in the states, as it is an expensive film to buy, as its on the second shelf at the local video store. I'm finally on my way to buy it and hope to have it out soon. If you have never heard of David Schneider, he's a Canadian writer who has written numerous books including the bestselling book of the same name. He has become a celebrity in Canada as the man that helped to bring Bill Murray to the screen. He also did the first Canadian editing on the pilot episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Bill Murray and his wife Tracey Walter were filming an episode of "Home Movies" in the early nineties, but the two got separated. The cast and crew of "Trapped" filmed a script while the stars were gone, and began a fictionalized account of their lives. This is a very intriguing and thoughtful film. It starts out with "The Wives of Eric the Killer" (1983) which is a nice way to start off this film. In 1983, Eric was a pretty good actor and he was just getting started when he was kidnapped. Two years later, he was kidnapped again and this time, his wife was involved. This second kidnapping is just as unnerving as the first. Eric's third abduction was even more memorable. He was a former child actor who took acting lessons after his movie and started directing films. He ended up taking the lead role in the film as well. The fourth and last kidnapping was a really unpleasant experience for Eric. His son was abducted and put into a mind control program that he thought was called "The Ring". He was then abducted and put in a mental hospital. He came out of it relatively well, but not quite. He was released back to his family with the memories of his wife, but still didn't quite come to terms with what had happened to him. In my opinion, this is a very good film. If you have never seen it, I would highly recommend it. I also highly recommend trying to get a copy.

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Dylan Simpson

I found this documentary (and subsequent post-production discussion) as a kind of brilliant parallel universe of sorts. I was not expecting it to be so illuminating, or to take the audience so much into the minds of its subjects, but when I finished watching it I was astonished at the ways in which the parts of the show are used to tell a tale of oppression, exploitation and a strange obsession with the "perceived villain", which takes on a very resonant echo on the surface, but as you dig deeper it begins to be a simple meditation on the way people respond to the old and young. My interest in the subject of the "heroic" Spanish and Italian cinema of the '40s, and the ongoing obsessions with the "good guys", began in earnest during the 1980s, and I came to the Internet Archive with this particular film, because I loved the look of the main webpage, with all the hyperlinks and the references, and wanted to get a chance to check it out. Unfortunately I just could not find the full documentary online anywhere, so I was left with this (at a different time of the month, and that is not ideal) and this made me curious to see how the others described the show, and to see what the archive had. So I bought it from the archive, and it was easy to figure out how much I would be interested, as I always love movies about people that aren't superheroes, and the interviewees are all stars, and all doing something that demands our attention. But there is a story to this, and even though I don't know what it is, I like the images that it highlights. I liked it more than I expected to, and I think it is a great documentary, and if you like that type of film, or movies that are about people struggling to make it, this is one to check out.

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Following a soldier being buried alive in an infamous concentration camp, Dr. Joachim Frank and Dr. Daniel Pearl are forced to return to the concentration camp to investigate the strange death of another prisoner. This is a gritty documentary, which shows a very dark story. The information is very precise, as Dr. Frank tells us that in the 1940's and 1950's, people were being killed every day for making mistakes in the concentration camps. They were never shown that they were tortured and mutilated at all. I thought the special effects were excellent, and it shows a lot of German concentration camp footage, even though it was mostly suppressed. The movie is very depressing and very informative. It has a very different tone than the rest of the documentary. I really recommend it.

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I saw this film for the first time on TBN. I was impressed by its innovative story and the acting. I watched it again a few days ago, and then I saw that it was adapted from a book. I have read the book many times. I agree with all the reviewers on this site. The book is a gripping read. A must see. Definitely a film to watch with your family.

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This film is only useful as a teaching tool. It is not an instant classic. It may be instructive to some for some time, and that is what it's intended for. It is not a 'Hollywood' picture, which it very much was not. It was a film in the vein of a documentary, and although the ending will be vague and unsatisfying, the facts are undeniably there. It was not made to entertain. It was made to inform, and the reasons for doing so were pretty clear. It was also made to highlight the widespread, and indeed painfully true, abuses of civil liberties by our governments, and the government in turn reacts in an equally guilty fashion. It was a fantastic film, but what you see on screen cannot do the 'story' justice.

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Douglas P.

This film is excellent. Its fairly low-budget but very well made and you get to see lots of fascinating and often beautiful local African villages. I was hooked and left feeling very much for the people of the countries they were speaking and watching.

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I'm really not sure where to begin. I really didn't enjoy this movie. I enjoyed the documentary quite a bit, but when it came to the fact that no one could really explain how the child ended up like he was, I simply found it a sad tale. It wasn't a great movie, but I enjoyed it anyway. But I can't for the life of me understand why this movie has such a high rating. For one, the kid was OK. Not the best kid, but not bad. But he didn't get any realistic answers as to how he got to the way he did. He was just a kid that got in trouble for what he did and then everyone just wants to make it like he was a perfect child, and this just isn't the case. The fact is that his parents did everything in their power to keep him safe, but he didn't do anything wrong. He just was bad at times, and that's it. But in my opinion that's all that the movie was trying to say. It tried to show the part of the story where they were trying to help this child, but his parents didn't know how to do it. They just had to let the child grow up to be a little kid, and let him become a man and go into a very abusive situation that ultimately killed him. But that's all they did. They didn't know how to help him. They did everything they could, but the child just just was. They didn't know what to do, and to me it seemed like they were just trying to fill the movie, and if they had just changed one thing that would have been the end of it. If the parents didn't know how to help this child, then there's nothing wrong with the movie, but if they knew, it wouldn't have made the movie any better. I don't know if the director was trying to show this movie through the eyes of the parents, but the result just didn't work for me. I really don't understand how this movie got such a high rating. To me, it was just a story about this child, and the parents were just trying to help him. It was a story about an abusive situation and the parents were just trying to help him. That's all.

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Anthony C.

For the movie that it is, I don't see it as a documentary. I see it as a compilation of interviews with actors, musicians, producers, writers and directors. It also addresses the current landscape of what we see as "art". I feel this movie is important because it makes us consider our relation to our idols, and our relationship to the work they are doing. The director, Adam Lipsky, gives us insight into how idols interact with their fans, and how this has changed over time. The celebrities we follow are artists, writers and musicians, and we meet their musical idols (that we recognize from their previous work). Adam Lipsky does a fantastic job of trying to show us these artists as people, as well as trying to show us how these artists make their music work. He does this through interviews with some of the artists, some of the people who worked with them, and most of the critics and critics of the artists. Many of the celebrities interviewed are people who are not directly involved in the making of the music they perform, but are very involved in the way people see their work. In this way, he shows us how much money can be made by making someone's fan a star. The director does an amazing job at showing us how the idol industry is changing, with a lot of interviews with critics who have given a lot of feedback, with "musician's friends" who have actually seen the work the artists do, and with those who have played in the idol group. Through these interviews we see what the celebrity "scene" is like today, with music groups starting up everywhere, and how most of the idols are now only able to make a profit from the things they do. The director also gives us an inside look into the production of some of the music we see in the movie. For instance, he tells us that it took 3 years to record what is probably the most famous song in the movie, The Way You Make Me Feel, and that the music was very important to the actors. What is also very important is that the director shows us how these idols are both the actors and the characters in their own films. In the first place, he shows how the idols think about the music they are making, and what their "interviews" with the critics are like. In the second place, the director shows us that the idols are in fact the actual actors in their films. In one scene, he shows that the fans who he interviewed were talking about how "kawaii" the idol was in the movie, and how he was supposed to be a "cool" anime girl. This shows us that the idols themselves are also the characters in their films. This may sound confusing, but it's really not. It is easy to see how the director understands the people involved in this industry, and has a lot of personal insight into it. The director has a wealth of information about the music industry, and I think that this film will not only be able to answer some of the questions it poses, but it will also shed light on the current problem of the music industry, and the rise of "artists" in general. He has a lot of personal insight into the artists, which he shares with the viewers, so it makes it very easy to understand what he is trying to get at. I hope this review helps you to see this movie. I strongly recommend it, and think that it is important for everyone to see this film. It is my hope that this review helps you to make up your own mind about it, and to understand the "underdog" who is the star of the movie.

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I'm a T&A fan and have been for many years. I'm also a feminist who has no problem with the men of the show. But I have to say that this movie is, I believe, anti-feminist. The argument that "people aren't that dumb" is a common one that makes no sense whatsoever. The fact is, the idea of trying to convince a young, impressionable, impressionable woman of any of the "sins" (such as "loose morals") is difficult. It's really a waste of time and effort. Even if you are a fan of the show (I'm not) and are willing to accept the argument that women are just a sexual outlet for men and that, in fact, women are so stupid that they can't tell the difference between a man and a woman (even if they are "so smart"), I have to believe that you would not enjoy this movie. It just doesn't make sense. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe I don't think that women are all that stupid, maybe I'm right. Maybe I just need to go back in time and watch a hundred episodes of Married, Married, for a better understanding. But the point is that this movie is anti-feminist. I don't know how to respond to that. But I know that I can't sit through another two hours of it.

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Lisa Oliver

I thought it was a really good film and I will say that I think that the story behind this film is very good. I like to think that this film could be the next Ray Romano's movie, which he has done for the past few years. The acting is great in this film. Some of the movie is a little confusing but for the most part I can watch it and it makes sense. Overall this movie is good but I will say that I think that the storyline is not that good. I think that this is a movie that will be talked about but I don't think that anyone who watches this film will like it very much. I am not saying that I hate the story because I think that the story could have been great. The movie was just too confusing to me.

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Evelyn Burke

Watching this film is like watching a train wreck. It's just too much. But, it's not a train wreck you need to keep watching. It's more like a tidal wave of trauma. What makes this film powerful is its raw intensity. This film takes a sober look at war and its effects on individuals. But it's not just about war. It's about mental anguish, poverty, drugs, violence, family, and the absence of such. One thing is for sure. Most people will not watch this film. But I guess those who do watch this will have a far different experience. My take on this film is that it can't be overstated. It can't be glossed over. This is a disturbing film with a powerful message. And it's depressing to think about. But that is part of what makes this film so powerful. And so tough. But I guess that's what makes it so strong. Like this, like this. This film is a powerful piece of work and a must see. Highly recommended. 8/10

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Russell Vargas

Everything in the film is true. Except one thing. The man's true name is "David Hess", not "David Graeber". When the documentary was first released, I saw it on cable, and I can tell you, it did it's job. I sat in my chair, and watched it. My friends and I were all sitting at the same time, and we were all talking about how the documentary was funny, and it's not supposed to be serious. I'm just surprised that a person could be as dumb as Hess was, and not realize what the name David Hess actually means. When I saw the documentary on TV, I read in one of the articles that the other guys on the crew were given names like "Alotchl" or "Dilcunt". I thought "Dilcunt" was meant to be a nickname, I never had it referred to as a name, until I was watching the documentary. There are so many inconsistencies in the documentary. But, then again, what's the point in making it anyway?

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Jordan Payne

This documentary, rather than being the anti-apartheid film it is billed to be, is actually very good. It shows that the struggle of South Africans against apartheid was neither entirely successful nor completely successful. While South Africans may have fought for something more than freedom, they also fought for more than just freedom. One of the problems of the documentary is that the students were interviewed and yet there is no explanation for what they thought and saw. This is particularly troubling because this was the first time that I have seen the footage of the students. The material about the students was rather limited and the overall effect of the documentary is to be an uneven and uneven experience.

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The film is incredibly beautiful, truly inspirational. It tells the story of a young girl named Claire. She is also a survivor of childhood rape, and has seen many horrors on her way through life. But she never tells anyone, because she feels like it is her fault. Now, at 23, Claire is living in a church, and trying to forget her past. A group of friends decide to help her. But Claire cannot let them use her memories, because she feels like it's her fault. She talks to her parents about what happened, and is really moved by it, so they help her try to forget the experience. But when she becomes an adult, she tries to do the same thing. But what starts out as a healing process, soon becomes a nightmare, and leads to her mental health being questioned and even blamed. Her parents decide to put her into a hospital, where she is immediately put into a group home, with the group being the local alcoholics. But, one by one, the group breaks up, leading to the break up of the local group home. With the group under new management, the drug problem has been set back, and the group is faced with becoming sober again. But as they all start to get better, they start to remember all their mistakes, and decide to start over. So, by the time they all return to their old friends, Claire's memory will be stronger than ever. The documentary tells the story of Claire, and how she came to be in this position. There's not a lot of details, just a lot of memories and emotions. It is a story about not being able to move on, and the struggles she goes through. One of the reasons this film is so powerful is because Claire is a strong character, and I don't think I have seen that many strong characters before. This is a beautiful film. I wish it was longer, but it's really worth watching. The best thing about this film is that it is extremely inspiring. It makes you believe that we can change the world, if only we wanted to.

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The producers of the documentary "The French Connection" have turned their attention to the story of the Charles Manson Family, perhaps the most notorious of the so-called Manson Family. The result is a very entertaining movie. This film, like "Blue Velvet", focuses on the sexual fantasies of the Manson Family members. While I was impressed with the archival footage, the film-makers were more interested in the sexual fantasies of the teenage members of the Manson Family. While there is some violence and blood-letting in this movie, there are also some touching moments between the family members and the younger members of the Manson Family. By the end of the film, I was thinking, "The French Connection" is a very good film that has been prepared to entertain the audience at the very least. However, I would recommend seeing this film at least once to fully grasp the general facts and feelings of the Manson Family.