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Ten documentary shorts make Oscars shortlist

Source:  Variety The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected ten films as contenders for the documentary short subject category for the 90th Academy Awards. The ten titles were chosen by voters from the Academy’s documentary branch, who viewed this...

“Quest” is a moving portrait of an American family

Source:  The New York Times Barack Obama is not the subject of “Quest,” Jonathan Olshefski’s new documentary, an intimate and patient portrait of a North Philadelphia family. But the film, which begins and ends with presidential elections — Mr. Obama’s in 2008 and his...

These are the 61 Best Documentaries of All Time

Source:  Vogue In Alphabetical Order: A Poem Is a Naked Person (2015) - Les Blank’s documentary about the legendary rock musician Leon Russell was filmed more than 40 years before it was released. The film about Russell, an enigmatic artist who played with the Beach...

Netflix’s creepy “Voyeur” will scare you away forever from motels

Source:  Entertainment Weekly "Voyeur" details the writing and troubled publication of journalist Gay Talese’s 2016 book, "The Voyeur’s Motel," about a Colorado motel owner named Gerald Foos, and the decades he spent spying on guests from the motel’s attic. “They...

“Nowhere” tells the story of how one man escaped the hell of Darfur

Source:  The Atlantic “The whole world knows about the problems in Darfur,” says Nouri, a recently resettled refugee, in Kristian Engelsen’s moving short film, "Nowhere." "My life was in danger. Many in my family died. So I had to run away.” Now, Nouri lives in...

“Meth Storm” is a heartbreaking film with no easy answers

Source:  The Film Stage For some who grow up in rural Arkansas, there are limited options: you can either be a meth dealer or a cop chasing meth dealers. Set in the close-knit community of Faulkner County, native sons of the region, Craig and Brent Renaud, have...

Robert Reich’s “Saving Capitalism” arrives on Netflix

Source:  The New York Times Asked to pick a spot for lunch to discuss Robert Reich's new Netflix documentary, “Saving Capitalism,” a representative for the former labor secretary proposed Bobby Van’s Steakhouse, across the street from the New York Stock Exchange. It...