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15 documentaries you don’t want to miss this summer

Source:  Vox Bobby Kennedy for President - Technically a docuseries, filmmaker Dawn Porter uses archival footage and interviews to build the story of Robert F. Kennedy’s life, presidential run, and assassination. The series’ most interesting episode is the fourth,...

The Best Documentaries on HBO

Source:  Digital Trends Beware the Slenderman - The internet is an incredible petri dish in which to observe the ways in which ideas and stories can spread and evolve, and Slender Man is one of the best examples. The Slender Man mythos crossed into the mainstream in a...

Six Must-Watch Wildlife and Nature Documentaries

Source:  Zoo Portraits Microcosmos (1996) - This French documentary, directed by Claude Nuridsany and Marie Pérennou, is an intimate look at the lives of insects and other small invertebrates. The original title was "Microcosmos: Le peuple de l’herbe" (Microcosmos:...

Oscar Nominations 2018: The Documentary List

Documentary Feature Abacus: Small Enough to Jail Faces/Places Icarus Last Men in Aleppo Strong Island Documentary Short Subject Edith + Eddie Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405 Heroin(e) Knife Skills Traffic Stop Receive all of the day’s stories in one email every...

Five Criminal Injustice Documentaries to Watch on Netflix

Source:  Netflix Life Long Shot - When Juan Catalan is arrested for a murder he insists he didn’t commit, he builds his case for innocence around raw footage from popular TV show "Curb Your Enthusiasm.” The Confession Tapes - A collection of six cases where police,...

Five Bitcoin documentaries you need to watch ASAP

Source:  Programming Insider Bitcoin: The End of Money As We Know It - This hour-long documentary, co-directed by Torsten Hoffmann, explores how and why Bitcoin could affect the traditional economic system and was released in December 2014, when Bitcoin was first...

Five Documentaries that Explain the Nitty Gritties of Climate Change

Source:  WTD News Climate Refugees - This film reflects how climate change has the power to mass migrate people from one region to another. Meat the Truth - For all those who didn’t know that cows are the biggest reason for global warming, this documentary will be an...

Sports Illustrated’s Best Sports Documentaries of 2017

Source:  Sports Illustrated Icarus - If you’re at all familiar with the current events surrounding Russia’s state-sponsored doping program—the reason the country was banned this month from the 2018 Winter Olympics—the revelations that follow will not exactly be...

The 20 Best Documentaries on Netflix according to Rotten Tomatoes

Source:  Decider Alive and Kicking - A gorgeous look at the wild world of swing dancing, "Alive and Kicking" follows professionals and enthusiasts as they find joy in the art of the dance and look deeper within themselves in the process. All This Mayhem - This...

The Wrap Names its Ten Best Documentaries of 2017

Source:  The Wrap 1.  Face Places – One of the last surviving filmmakers of the French New Wave, Agnès Varda turns her camera on herself and installation artist J.R. (her co-director of the film) as they travel around France plastering the faces of farmers on barns...

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...

14 documentaries on Netflix that are scarier than fiction

Source:  Business Insider Amanda Knox (2016) - Believe her or not, the murder surrounding Amanda Knox is a chilling piece of modern-day pop culture. This documentary takes a deep dive into all the people surrounding the murder. The Confessions of Thomas Quick (2015)...

Five Great Music Documentaries on Netflix

Source:  PPcorn The Black Power Mixtape, 1967-1975 - Göran Olsson’s documentary compiles some amazing 16mm footage of Black Power activists and musicians filmed by Swedish TV in the 1960s and 1970s. The film is a moving exploration at the bonds between activists like...

Five Enlightening Documentaries about Childhood

Source:  Paste The Up Series (1964- ) - In 1964, some British filmmakers rounded up a group of fourteen seven-year-old kids from across the country—boys and girls, rich and poor, black and white—and interviewed them for a BBC program called "Seven Up." Director...

A record 170 documentary features submitted for Oscar consideration

Source:  Variety The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Friday that a record 170 films have been submitted for Documentary Feature Oscar consideration. Several of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles and New York qualifying...

Three documentaries on Netflix to get you thinking about oceans

Source:  The McGill Tribune Oceans (2009) - Chock-full of unbelievable footage and filmed in 50 locations around the globe, "Oceans" is the "Planet Earth" of the underwater world. It features the incredible diversity of ocean life, ranging from predators like the...

Documentaries on Netflix You Need to Watch ASAP

Source:  Thrillist The Battle of Midway (1942) - One of the best American propaganda films of all time, John Ford's Oscar-winning documentary covers the titular World War II battle. Get Me Roger Stone (2017) - Many political historians and social observers will spend...

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