Paste Magazine: Top 25 Docs of the Decade

Paste Magazine makes an interesting observation to introduce its list of the Top 25 documentary films of the decade: Living in an information-rich society, we’ve all become skimmers. Reading a book from cover to cover, is a luxury that fewer people indulge in, yet the...
Posted On 10 Nov 2009

The Wildest Dream

This Variety story is from all the way back in early September but it says that National Geographic Entertainment picked up The Wildest Dream, a doc based on the mystery behind George Mallory’s Everest climb. I’m one of the people out there who geek out on anything...
Posted On 17 Oct 2009

8 Doc Shorts Shortlisted

Three of these are HBO films. Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 37 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation. The eight films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production...
Posted On 09 Oct 2009

Anvil Story of Anvil First Screener Sent Out

Pete Hammond has the news that an underdog, self-distributed documentary is the first screener to be sent out to the almost 6,000 member Academy, adds Hammond: Being the first screener sent out is a nice distinction, and giving voters plenty of time to see it has resulted in...
Posted On 09 Oct 2009

This is It — Capitalism: A Love Story in Venice

Friends, Well, this is it! Tonight, at the Venice Film Festival, I will premiere my new movie, “Capitalism: A Love Story.” After 16 months of production, I am proud to present this work of mine to you. It is unlike anything you’ll see on the silver screen this...
Posted On 06 Sep 2009

The Cove Stops the Dolphin Slaughter

It looks like the filmmakers of The Cove can claim a victory in the dolphin killings occurring in Japan, scheduled each September. From EW’s Pop Watch: Yesterday, O‚ÄôBarry returned to Taiji for the start of the dolphin killing season, but this time, he says, ‚Äúthere were...
Posted On 02 Sep 2009

The Cove Possibly Rejected by Tokyo Fest

AJ Schnack is talking up The Cove not being included (so far) in the Tokyo Film Fest lineup. The fest is funded by the Japanese government and is it so surprising they wouldn’t want the movie shown? There is some disagreement on it, however, and no one at the Tokyo Fest is...
Posted On 28 Aug 2009

Jack White Sneak Peek

It Might Get Loud opens next week. I urge you all, especially you young ones, to seek this out.  Sneak Peak at
Posted On 11 Aug 2009

Obama Doc on Track for Oscar

It’s one thing to award the Gore doc the big prize during the Bush administration; it’s something else entirely to award the Obama doc during the Obama administration. Nonetheless, the new doc about the Obama campaign is getting a qualifying run, according to AJ...
Posted On 10 Aug 2009

DisneyNature’s Earth

DisneyNature will release Earth on April 22nd, Earth Day, and if it makes a boatload of cash it could be a contender for the doc race, even if it isn’t particularly hard-hitting. Earth was made by the same filmmakers who did the dazzling Planet Earth, Alastair Fothergill...
Posted On 21 Apr 2009