documentaries

8.23.19

Showtime’s 'Hitsville' Proves Motown Is the Most Essential Record Label Ever

The first documentary made with the blessing and involvement of label founder Berry Gordy focuses primarily on the highlights.

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.

5.10.19

Hunting Silicon Valley's Doomsday Bunkers in New Zealand

In this new documentary, VICE looks for the one percent's apocalypse bunkers.

4.24.19

Hip-Hop Pioneer Fab 5 Freddy Delves into the Cannabis Industry in New Netflix Doc

'Grass Is Greener' looks at the history of weed in music and how communities of color are impacted by racist drug policies.

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.

2.14.19

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.

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2.1.19

'Abducted in Plain Sight' Is the Craziest 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.

12.7.18

In Life and After Her Death, Sandra Bland Taught Others About Activism

“She had a way of giving you a blueprint on how to dig yourself out of it and how to turn that rage into something that is purposeful and impactful," says her sister Sharon Cooper in an interview with Broadly.

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.

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.

9.27.18

The Long-Awaited M.I.A. Doc Is Messy and Intimate, Just Like Life

It’s called ‘MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.’ because there are so many different sides to her story.

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