documentaries

Culture

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.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
3.1.19
skating

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.
Elyssa Goodman
2.15.19
Film

'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.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
2.1.19
Culture

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.
Beckett Mufson
1.22.19
AI

'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.
Seth Ferranti
11.28.18
Tinder

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.
Connor Garel
9.12.18
TIFF 2018

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.
Drew Brown
9.11.18
LGBTQ

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.
Elyssa Goodman
8.23.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Anthony Bourdain Is Getting His Own Feature-Length Documentary

CNN is giving the doc a full theatrical rollout as early as next year.
Drew Schwartz
8.17.18
documentaries

'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.
Sarah Bellman
7.23.18
NETFLIX

The 15 Best Netflix Documentaries to Watch When You're Stoned

We went beyond 'Planet Earth' to give you the weirdest, most enlightening, and prettiest nonfiction you can stream.
Beckett Mufson
7.12.18
movies

I Road-Tripped Across America in Elvis's Rolls-Royce

Behind-the-scenes photos from 'The King,' a new cross-country Elvis documentary directed by Eugene Jarecki.
Emerson Rosenthal
6.22.18
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