Last week the Oscar race was tightened for at least one category as the Documentary Short Subject field was narrowed down from 35 eligible titles to 8 shortlisted finalists (head over to my documentary blog for info on each of those). In about a month, a similar shortlist will be announced for the Documentary Feature category, when the Academy’s Documentary Branch whittles the number down… Continue reading Doc Talk: Predicting the Documentary Feature Oscar: 5 Plausible Nominees; 5 Possible Alternates; and 5 Unconventional Suggestions
When it comes to home entertainment content that’s exclusive to one retailer over all the rest, I’m fine with it so long as it’s some gimmicky piece of merchandise or cool, character-related casing. But when it’s a 45-minute documentary about the end of one of the greatest movie franchises of all time, I feel like that’s something that should be available on all DVDs and Blu-rays… Continue reading 'When Harry Left Hogwarts' Trailer: The 45-Minute Documentary About the End of Harry Potter
In the 1980s and 90s, metropolitan club owner Peter Gatien was such an influential taste-maker that he was once dubbed “the king of New York City nightclubs.” His crown jewel was Limelight, a midnight haven that welcomed thousands of enthusiastic patrons — celebrities, drag queens, dancers — and blasted innovative electronic tunes until sunrise. All walks of life were welcome in the Studio 54 of the 1990s, until Mayor Rudolph… Continue reading 'Limelight' Producer Reveals How to Make a Documentary About Your Controversial Father
‘Pearl Jam Twenty’ — Cameron Crowe’s documentary on Pearl Jam’s landmark 1991 album ‘Ten’ and the band’s subsequent years in the spotlight — is out in select cities now. But why should Crowe stop with ‘Ten’? There are plenty of other albums from 1991 that deserve to get immortalized with documentaries! Ahead, Moviefone offers the director 20 more suggestions for his next documentary about an album from 1991. You’re welcome… Continue reading 20 Additional Albums From 1991 Cameron Crowe Should Turn Into a Documentary
Most movie premieres don’t begin with the audience saying the Pledge of Allegiance. Then again, most movie premieres aren’t held in Pella, Iowa, and attended by Sarah Palin.
The former Alaska governor was in town to debut the new documentary about her, ‘The Undefeated.’ But the film isn’t what’s making headlines — it’s the comments Palin made once the film was over.
The movie included clips of celebrities and talking… Continue reading Palin Takes Shot at 'Hateful' Celebs at Documentary Premiere