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Do you like documentaries? Do you love getting things on the cheap? Then this is the perfect pre-Christmas gift. VHX is offering a sweet new deal that gives film fans three great documentaries for one low price. This could be perfect last-minute gift for that movie lover on your list.

For $ 14.99, buyers get DRM free… Continue reading VHX Is Offering These Three Great, Nerdy Documentaries for One Low Price

Yesterday, the Academy announced its short list for the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, as always narrowing down the contenders to 15 titles, which will then be cut to the five finalists announced with the rest of the nominations next month. Depending on the value we put to the Academy Awards, we might consider these the 15 best documentaries of the year.

People still try to make the claim that the Tribeca Film Festival lacks an identity. That’s a dismissal of at least its reputation for continually programming great documentaries. In addition to its annual Alex Gibney premiere (this time it was the work-in-progress debut of his untitled James Brown doc), the festival also shows a ton of exceptional nonfiction features from around the world, including some… Continue reading 5 Documentaries from the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival to Watch For

 

If other life forms exist, they’re probably wondering what the hell is wrong with us. Les Drew and Kaj Pindal poked fun at this notion when they directed a 1967 Academy Award-nominated film, What on Earth?, that takes a humorous look at Earth’s inhabitants from the fictional view of the Martians.

Cars are mistaken for living beings and appear to be Earth’s dominant species. The automotive… Continue reading If Aliens Made Documentaries, They Might Look Like This Oscar-Nominated Short Film from 1967

Why the Slamdance Film Festival isn’t more celebrated for its documentary finds each year is a question I ask, well, every year. Sure, its annual feature-doc program isn’t filled exclusively with good movies, but neither is Sundance nor any other festival. There have been at least a few in every crop of eight-or-so titles that I’d recommend, and in most year’s there’s at least one really terrific work.

Look… Continue reading Forget Sundance: Here Are the Three Must-see Slamdance Documentaries