Documentary Reviews

A list of documentary reviews.
2022-07-25 – ⁠2022-09-04 in progress
⁠certainty: log ⁠importance: 1

Documentaries

  • 14 Peaks ★★★★ #documentaries2022
  • Abstract: The Art of Design ★★★
  • An Inconvenient Truth ★★
  • Becoming ★★ #documentaries2020
  • Challenger: Limited Series ★ #tv2021 #netflix
  • Citizenfour ★
  • Cosmos (1980) ★★★★
  • Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey ★★★★
  • David Attenborough - A Life On Our Planet ★★★ #documentaries2020
  • Down to Earth with Zac Efron ★ #tv2020
  • Expedition Happiness ★ #tv2021
  • Explained ★★ #tv2021
  • Free Solo ★★★
  • High score ★★★ #tv2020 #netflix
  • History 101 ★ #tv2021 #netflix
  • Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates ★★ #tv2020
  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi ★★★★★
  • Kindness Diaries ★★ #tv2020
  • Kiss the Ground ★ #documentaries2020
  • Magical Andes ★★ #tv2020 #tv2021
  • Meru ★★★
  • Michael Jackson’s This Is It ★
  • My Octopus Teacher ★★ #tv2021
  • Planet Earth ★★★
  • Planet Earth 2 ★★★★ #tv2020
  • Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat ★
  • Tales by Light ★★ #tv2021
  • The Blue Planet ★★
  • The Game Changers ★★★★★
  • The Kindness Diaries ★★
  • The Last Dance ★★★★ #tv2020
  • The March of Penguins ★★
  • The Minimalists; Less is Now ★
  • The Most Unknown ★ #tv2021
  • The Social Dilemma ★ #documentaries2020
  • The Trader (Sovdagari) ★ #tv2021 #netflix
  • The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes ★★
  • The Year Earth Changed ★ #watched/2021
  • This is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist ★ #tv2021
  • Where To Invade Next ★

Ratings

I rated these documentaries on Aug 23, 2022, using gwern’s resorter algorithm (implementation by Andrew Quinn). The algorithm asked me to make dozens of comparisons between documentaries to rank them. Then it bucketed them so that there would be about 50% of the games on bucket 1, 25% on bucket 2, 15% on bucket 3, 7% on bucket 4, and 3% on bucket 5. I manually adjusted about a few of the ratings.

$ Rscript resorter.r --progress \
  --input documentaries-unrated.csv \
  --output documentaries-rated-20220823-5l-1.csv \
  --quantiles '0 0.5 0.75 0.9 0.97 1'