documentaries

8.23.19

Obama's New Documentary Is Great. It Also Reveals Why He's Out of Touch

'American Factory' on Netflix is a solid film, but Obama's message of finding common ground in an uneven labor dispute ignores working people's realities.

3.1.19

Michael Jackson Stans React to 'Leaving Neverland' with Bus Ads and Death Threats

In the lead up to the premiere of the documentary this weekend, Jackson fans were ramping up their attempts to discredit the film.

2.15.19

The Overlooked History of African American Skate Culture

The new documentary 'United Skates' explores the influence of roller skating on the civil rights movement and the birth of hip-hop.

2.1.19

'Abducted in Plain Sight' Is the Wildest True Crime Documentary on Netflix

The film documents a tragedy so incomprehensible, audiences don't know how to react.

1.22.19

The Ten Best True Crime Documentaries on Netflix

From Ted Bundy to Fyre Fest, there are so many documentaries about bad people to watch, and so little time.

11.28.18

'A Robot Killed a Man': A New Doc Looks at the Terrifying Future of Automation

HBO's 'The Truth About Killer Robots' examines the legal, economic, psychological, and moral implications of our inevitable, AI-run dystopia.

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11.7.18

Danny Brown's Long-Shelved 'Live at the Majestic' Doc Is Finally Out

The film is now up on Brown's website, a full year after it was supposed to hit Apple Music.

9.12.18

Tinder’s CEO Has Disappointing Victim-Blamey Dating Tips for Women

Mandy Ginsberg, the female CEO of IAC’s Match Group, made the comments in HBO’s ‘Swiped’ documentary.

9.11.18

An Epic Conversation on Astra Taylor’s ‘What is Democracy?’

At a historical moment when democracy everywhere seems like it’s under siege, filmmaker Astra Taylor is taking us back to the basics.

8.23.18

Inside the Beautiful World of Same-Sex Ballroom Dancing

Mainstream competitive ballroom dance contests still don't allow same-sex competitors. A new documentary explores the LGBTQ scene that formed as the result of that ban.

8.17.18

Anthony Bourdain Is Getting His Own Feature-Length Documentary

CNN is giving the doc a full theatrical rollout as early as next year.

7.23.18

'Dark Tourist' Introduces Us to People Who Want to Vacation in a War Zone

'Tickled’ filmmaker David Farrier is back with a new, completely insane Netflix docu-series.

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