Every kid grows up loving dinosaurs. As we grow older we listen to science teachers explain how dinosaurs lived and died, we watch documentaries about the age when reptiles ruled the land, and by the time we reach adulthood most of us like to think we have a pretty good handle on what things were like millions and millions of years ago. Show More Summary
Photographer David Zeiger started work on a documentary about Doraville, which became PBS’s Displaced in the New South, and discovered the diverse Doraville Boxing Club tucked away in a strip mall. “In the gym, you learn to respect each...Show More Summary
The crew behind the Oscar-nominated documentary Last Men in Aleppo are continuing their fight to attend next month’s ceremony, according to TMZ. Producer Kareem Abeed, director Hassan Kattan, and cinematographers Fadi Al Halabi and Thaer Mohamad are trying a new last-ditch effort to get approval from the Syrian government to ... More »
Steve James does not hold grudges. The fact that his wildly acclaimed 1994 film “Hoop Dreams” was not nominated for a documentary feature Oscar — one of the most controversial omissions in the history of the award — is in the past, as far as he’s concerned. The 63-year-old filmmaker is just happy...
One of our very favorite movies of last year hits disc and VOD this week, and that’s not even close to all; we’ve got a thought-provoking documentary on Netflix, a first-rate indie on Hulu, a ‘60s New York picture that’s ripe for rediscovery on Blu-ray, and another excellent Criterion double-feature on FilmStruck and disc. Dig […]
"Sound is not just a layer we put on top of the storytelling, it is the storytelling." ABC News has unveiled a trailer for a new short documentary titled The Force of Sound, a behind-the-scenes look at sound design in Star Wars - specifically...Show More Summary
Shorting China I just saw “The China Hustle” as part of the Portland International Film Festival. It’s a very (very) slick documentary about the listing of fraudulent Chinese companies on US exchanges during the post-financial crisis era. The companies were mostly real, but their financial data were fictitious, although given the stamp of approval by the SEC, […]
ShortsTV once again presents this year's Academy Award nominated animated, live action and documentary short films at a theater or streaming service (starting February 27th) near you. These special programs are usually the only way for...Show More Summary
Grab a glass of warm milk, slip on those PJs, and drift off into a time warp with Robert Englund and one of the coolest retro documentaries on the A Nightmare On Elm Street series. Originally aired and produced by Showtime back in September 1992, Robert Englund gloriously discusses the evolution and genesis of Freddy Krueger. In […]
In the 1980s, it may have been difficult for some to understand how owning a pair of Air Jordans “gave a voice to the voiceless.” But the shoes proved to be the Big Bang of sneaker culture, which subsequently exploded and crossed over with multiple aspects of popular culture: sports, fashion, music, and more. Show More Summary
Recent news about disgraced studio head Harvey Weinstein has focused largely on the dozens of sexual assault and harassment allegations lodged against him by actresses and women in his employ. Now, in the new Channel 4 documentary Working With Weinstein, producer David Parfitt adds his own account to Weinstein’s reckoning. ... More »
There’s a moment in Star Wars: The Last Jedi where the sound completely cuts off for 10 seconds. You probably remember it — or at least heard about the viral AMC signs assuring Star Wars fans that yes, that silence is supposed to happen. Show More Summary
Ed van der Elsken (Amsterdam, 1925?Edam, 1990) is a unique figure in Dutch photography and documentary cinema. His expressive, socially committed, experimental work captures the mood of the four decades following the Second World War. Show More Summary
The number of quality programs on cable TV has declined dramatically in recent years. Global stalwarts like the BBC are still churning out incredible documentaries at a phenomenal rate, but the overall standard has unquestionably deteriorated. Show More Summary
I just saw “The China Hustle” as part of the Portland International Film Festival. It’s a very (very) slick documentary about the listing of fraudulent Chinese companies on US exchanges during the post-financial crisis era. The companies...Show More Summary
"After BUTT" explores how the iconic magazine helped shape an entire generation of gay men.
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One day, if we’re lucky, we’ll see a documentary showcasing old Saabs in their natural habitat. The slinky 9-3 plying the interstate between Burlington, Vermont and the Connecticut coast, a valiant 9000 prowling between a Denver lawyer’s office and home, and a black 900 convertible sneaking up on a rural farmers’ market. Show More Summary
One of the best documentaries I've seen playing at film festivals this year is titled Matangi/Maya/M.I.A., a subversive profile of the controversial, badass, outspoken musician/activist known as "M.I.A." In real life, her full name is Maya Arulpragasam, and she's originally from Sri Lanka, an island off the southern coast of India. Show More Summary
SERIES The Bachelor Arie travels to Los Angeles, Arkansas, Minnesota and Virginia to visit the homes of the four remaining bachelorettes. 8 p.m. ABC Independent Lens Filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s documentary “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities” documents a group...