Kicking off a new season of American Masters, By Sidney Lumet is an informative and immersive look at the late filmmaker. Directed by Nancy Buirski (The Loving Story), the documentary was shaped from a 2008 interview Lumet conducted with Daniel Anker. Along with that resource, Buirski also had [...]
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Directed by Jon Reiner and Brad Rothschild, Tree Man centers on Francois, a Quebec native who ventures each year to New York City to sell Christmas trees. Setting shop on the corner of Broadway and 102nd street, Francois’ friendly and candid demeanor has endeared him to various Big Apple [...]
Now playing in select theaters, Mifune: The Last Samurai is a documentary that spotlights the legendary career of Toshiro Mifune. Narrated by Keanu Reeves, the feature contains interviews with past Mifune collaborators as well as directors Steven Spielberg (he directed Mifune in 1941) and Martin Scorsese. Oscar winning director Steven Okazaki directs the film, and [...]
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The inaugural Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, hosted by Penn Jillette and organized by [...]
Living in the Age of Airplanes is a documentary directed by Brian J. Terwilliger that took six years to make. Shot in 18 countries with 95 different locations, the project’s attempts to show how airplanes is an integral aspect of our interconnected world ends up an engaging experience due to a variety of aspects.
Executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, The Ivory Game is a documentary that centers on the horrific universe of ivory trafficking, wherein poachers are constantly in the hunt for what is deemed as “white gold.” Directed by Richard Ladkani (The Devil’s Miner) and Kief Davidson (A Lego Brickumentary), the project features interviews with intelligence operatives, activists, [...]
Bestselling author, actor, and producer Penn Jillette will host the first ever Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, which takes place Thursday, November 3 at BRIC (Brooklyn, New York).
Along with being part of the duo Penn & Teller, Jillette also produced the documentaries The Aristocrats and Tim’s Vermeer. The Showtime series Penn & Teller: [...]
Directed with a clear and even hand by filmmaker Kim A. Snyder, Newtown delves into the aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy which took the lives of 20 schoolchildren and six educators. Though doctors, neighbors, medical workers, and police officers are among the people interviewed who recount the shootings, [...]
Generation Startup focuses on several young entrepreneurs as they attempt to achieve their dreams in Detroit. Though the project is ultimately an inspiring one, the film doesn’t sugarcoat the struggles that each of these individuals face. One prime example is its look at Avery Hairston’s decision to join Banza Pasta in 2014, and the [...]
The compelling documentary Amanda Knox, directed by Brian McGinn and Rod Blackhurst, centers on Amanda Knox, the woman accused and convicted of killing Meredith Kercher in 2007. Knox, her then boyfriend Raffaelle Sollecito, and Rudy Guede were all convicted of Kercher’s killing, with Knox and Sollecito receiving a full exoneration in 2015.
Instead of turning their [...]