Think you don’t like documentary films? Think again.

New York Doll tells the story of Arthur “Killer” Kane, bass player for the New York Dolls in the 1970s. It discusses the band’s history and influence, Arthur’s struggle with alcoholism, and his conversion to Mormonism and subsequent life, but the heart and soul of the movie is Arthur’s desire to get together with the band one more time. For a rock doc, it’s quite tender, and Arthur has a surprising innocence for someone who lived the sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll life to the fullest.

The King of Kong: a Fistful of Quarters is one of those movies you have to see to believe. It’s the saga of suburbanite Steve Wiebe’s attempt to beat the world record score for Donkey Kong set in 1982 by Billy Mitchell. The vintage arcade game community has its own celebrities and sycophants, and you sometimes have to remind yourself that these are real people. However, it’s a great underdog story and clearly demonstrates how people who takes themselves way too seriously are just inherently funny.

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