Tag Archives: documentary

Michael Moore drops a surprise new film with “Michael Moore in TrumpLand”

There’s something really cool about a filmmaker dropping their new work as a surprise, out of the blue like something a musician might do with a new album. Right in the middle of last week, I got to see the new Michael Moore movie, which had literally just been completed[...]

The 2016 New York Film Festival will open with Ava Duvernay’s documentary “The 13th”

Go figure. I was recently wondering when we would start hearing about which big titles were playing in the main slots at the New York Film Festival. Then, yesterday morning we get word that the Opening Night spot at NYFF has been filled. That coveted position was announced to have[...]

“Tickled” is one of the more surprising documentaries of the year so far

Quietly, the Sundance Film Festival is becoming quite a launching pad for strong documentaries. We’ve already seen Weiner win awards there and put itself square into early Oscar contention, and now this week we get to talk about another one. This doc is Tickled, an initially lighter outing that goes[...]

“Weiner” is one of the best political documentaries in some time

More often than not, a documentary tends to be about something you previously were not fully educated on or not even aware of. In this case, however, Weiner happens to be on a subject and about a person that already fascinates me. Somehow though, it managed to exceed expectations, so[...]

“Where to Invade Next” represents one of Michael Moore’s best documentaries yet

I know I’m not alone in saying that the coming of a new Michael Moore documentary is a bit of a cinematic event. Even though Where to Invade Next had an Oscar qualifying run last year, one that sadly didn’t result in an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature,[...]

Ethan Hawke flexes a new muscle with the documentary “Seymour: An Introduction”

I’m not sure Ethan Hawke gets the credit that he deserves. Not only is he a well respected actor, but he’s a novelist and a filmmaker as well, having put out narrative features previously, and now a documentary. Yes, this Friday, his doc Seymour: An Introduction hits theaters, and it’s[...]

“Citizenfour”: What’s Up with the 2015 Awards Race

Directed by: Laura Poitras Written by: N/A (documentaries don’t have credited writers, for obvious reasons) Main Cast: Edward Snowden, Laura Poitras, and Glenn Greenwald appear, among others… Past Oscar relations: Poitras is a former nominee in Best Documentary Feature for co-directing the doc P.O.V. Today we have another article in[...]

Johnny Depp teams with Keith Richards for new Doc

BY STAFF Johnny Depp will be directing a documentary on The Rolling Stone’s guitarist Keith Richards, who plays Depp’s father in the “Pirates of the Carribbean” movies. Depp told European media, “Now that I’m wiser, and that enough time has passed, I can experience directing again.” Depp says that his[...]

Oscar nod huge for “The Cove” and its cause

By ROBERT W. WELKOS There was celebration Tuesday at the nonprofit Ocean Preservation Society in Boulder, Colo., as their searing study of dolphin slaughter in Japan received an Academy Award nomination in the best feature documentary category. “It’s a great feeling,” said director Louis Psihoyos. “It’s my first film, so[...]

Rosie O’Donnell focuses on family on HBO special

BY GREG HERNANDEZ Whether she’s feuding with Donald Trump and Elisabeth Hasselbeck or publicly taking Conan O’Brien’s side in the recent late-night show debacle, Rosie O’Donnell often finds herself getting quite a bit of attention. She’s hoping the attention will translate into ratings on Sunday for the premiere on HB0[...]