April 27, 2017

Tag Archives: Alex Gibney

Michael Moore’s “Where to Invade Next”: Looking at potential Best Documentary Feature contenders

Ahoy there folks! For my final installment of the annual category/contender rundown, I’m finishing up by again moving on from the big eight categories and taking a look now at one of the in betweens, or as I call them “mini-majors”. This time, that happens to be the rarely boring[...]

“5 to 7”: The Best of the First Third of 2015

Ahoy! With it now being May, we’ve officially finished up with the first third of the year. As such, I wanted to highlight the best of the year so far, consisting of my top ten and various awards for 2015 to date. Much like last time, when I did the[...]

“5 to 7” and “It Follows”: The Best of the First Quarter of 2015

Time flies. Believe it or not, we’re now three full months into the 2015 movie calendar, which means we’re literally a quarter of the way through the film slate. That got me thinking about what the best of the bunch so far this year has been. Since now is the[...]

George Clooney getting behind “Enron” musical adaptation

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Every inch of the Enron scandal was dutifully covered by Alex Gibney’s remarkable documentary. But if you left Gibney’s flick thinking it needed more musical numbers, you are in luck. The popular West End musical “Enron,” which details the energy giant’s rise and fall, is making the leap[...]

“The Tillman Story” director Amir Bar Lev – FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: When the Academy announced the 15 feature-length documentaries eligible for the upcoming Academy Awards, Amir Bar Lev’s “The Tillman Story” found itself in good company alongside Alex Gibney’s “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer,” Charles Ferguson’s “Inside Job” and Davis Guggenheim’s “Waiting for ‘Superman.’”[...]

Banksy’s ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’ qualifies for Academy Awards

HollywoodNews.com: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 83rd Academy Awards®. One hundred-one pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with[...]

Exclusive clips from “‘Superman,'” “Freakonomics” find their way online

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Some high-powered documentaries are about to enter the marketplace after drumming up support on the festival circuit … and now we have exclusive clips from each feature. The push for a more effective public education system is getting a ton of attention thanks toi recent contributions by Oprah[...]

Awards Season Roundup: Boyle, Aronofsky and Coppola sit down for interviews

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race. Peter Sciretta and Alex Billington sit down with Danny Boyle, director of “127 Hours.” Yesterday appeared to be Helen Mirren day at the Toronto International Film Festival. Also yesterday, G4’s “Attack[...]

Hulu hosts free ‘Freakonomics’ clip

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: I’m currently reading Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner’s “Freakonomics,” and loving the duo’s insights. A recent chapter compared school teachers to sumo wrestler to explain why cheating is prevalent in society. Another chapter linked the Ku Klux Klan to real estate agents … and it made[...]

TIFF programs documentaries by Morris, Gibney, Herzog and more

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: A dose of reality out of Toronto this morning as TIFF organizers verified a list of documentaries that would be playing this year’s film fest, scheduled for Sept. 9-19. The full press release is below, but names that will jump out at you include Errol Morris, Werner Herzog,[...]
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