Tag: documentary

Exclusive: J.R. "BOB" DOBBS AND THE CHURCH OF THE SUBGENIUS Trailer Debut

Sandy K. Boone's film features appearances from Richard Linklater, Penn Jillette and Nick Offerman.

New York 2020 Review: MLK/FBI Reminds That Dr. King's Legacy Resonates Now, More Than Ever

Sam Pollard's documentary is a searing indictment of government surveillance and a smear campaign on one of the most revered figures in American history.

Review: THE WAY I SEE IT, Nostalgia and Insight in Equal Measure

Four years ago, only a few Obamaphiles knew who Pete Souza, then the senior White House photographer, was. With a career that began before Ronald Reagan arrived in the People’s House, through an extended stint as White House photographer under...

Santiago Horror 2020: Festival Goes Virtual With World Premieres of SKY SHARKS, THE DEEP ONES And Local Film SEJI

Festival season is kind of back, for better or worse. Films are finding spots on the circuit as more festivals adopt the virtual experience where possible.    Our friends at the Santiago Horror Film Festival in Chile have announced this...

Toronto 2020: CITY HALL Trailer, Frederick Wiseman Documents Boston Problems, Possible Solutions

The great Frederick Wiseman makes documentaries that are restful yet restless, exploring big subjects that inevitably spiral and split into absorbing moments, capturing a time and place that may never be repeated or replicated. His latest, City Hall, recently enjoyed...

Fantasia 2020 Review: FEELS GOOD MAN, Pepe the Frog's Ruination and Reclamation

Art is a funny thing. When an artist creates a piece, it often means something to them. That meaning may be deep and personal, it may reflect their own culture, values, ideas, and beliefs. Sometimes, though, it's just something they...

Review: NAIL IN THE COFFIN: THE FALL AND RISE OF VAMPIRO Tells a Touching Family Story

Ian Hodgkinson is a well known Canadian wrestler, though he did not ply his trade here in the Great White North. No, Hodgkinson sought fame in the warmer climate of Mexico, bursting onto the Lucha wrestling scene at the beginning...

Review: EPICENTRO, Cuba, From Communism to Tourism

Documentary filmmaker Hubert Sauper, known for his searing films about the African continent, now turns his attention to the island nation of Cuba.

Interview: Hubert Sauper Talks EPICENTRO, Intimate Documentary on Cuba

Filmmaker Hubuert Sauper turns his attention to Cuba in his new documentary.

Friday One Sheet: NOMADLAND

Today we have this minimalist poster for Chloé Zhao's hybrid documentary slash adaptation of Jessica Bruder's wonderful book (of investigative journalism) of the same name. Big on white space (and I mean that quite literally), Frances McDormand's name floats well...

Fantasia 2020 Review: MORGANA Strips Humanity Down to its Core

Every now and then, a film comes along to remind us that women are indeed fully fleshed out human beings with their own hopes, dreams, fears, anxieties, and doubts. One of the documentaries playing at this year's Fantasia International Film...

Now On Demand: PSYCHOMAGIC, A HEALING ART

Alejandro Jodorowsky's new documentary premieres exclusively on Alamo On Demand.

Melbourne 2020 Review: Allison Chhorn's THE PLASTIC HOUSE, Experimental Meditations of Loss and Loneliness

There are no specifics on the where or when of it, and yet Director Allison Chhorn’s personal doco-fiction hybrid film The Plastic House remains confident of its place. The Plastic House is a quiet ode to an immigrant family-owned farming...

Now Streaming: THE ATOMIC CAFE Blows Up

Kevin Rafferty's film, co-directed by Jayne Loader, is now streaming on Kino Now, along with his 'Harvard Beats Yale 29-29' and many other intriguing indie docs.

Interview: SAMMY-GATE, Noel Lawrence and Darius James Talk Their Psychedelic History Film and Sammy Davis Jr. Himself

"When I found out Sammy worshiped the devil while serving as an advisor to President Nixon at the same time, I knew I had a film," says director Noel Lawrence about his latest project, a biopic turned psychedelic history docu-fiction.

Interview: SUZI Q, Rock Icons Suzi Quatro and Cherie Currie on 50+ Years of Blasting Industry Rules

“All my life I wanted to be somebody - and here I am! I know what I've got and there ain't nobody gonna take it away from me!”    So goes the intro to “The Wild One,” a song that’s...

ALL HAIL THE POPCORN KING Trailer: The Great Joe R. Lansdale, Recognized

Like a bag of candy that looks good, tastes great, and somehow also improves your mental health, Joe R. Lansdale writes words good. He spins tales that captivate and surprise, whatever their length and form, so it's no wonder that...

Exclusive BEYOND DRIVEN: THE STORY OF LEILA LOMBARDI Clip: First Emirati Female Racers

The very first Emirati female racers in history are featured in our exclusive clip from Beyond Driven: The Story of Leila Lombardi, out today. Amna Al Qubaisi and Hamda Al Qubaisi speak with great enthusiasm about the thrill of driving...

Review: SUZI Q Rocks and Rolls the Male Establishment

Directed by Liam Firmager, the documentary charts the trail-blazing career of influential rock 'n' roll singer, songwriter and musician Suzi Quatro.

Now Streaming: WALT & EL GRUPO, Disney Vacation With the Boss

Theodore Thomas directed the documentary, now streaming on Disney Plus.