Documentary Feature

Not among yesterday’s documentary nominees from the PGA, Waster Land is nevertheless on the Oscar Doc short list. Two top honors yesterday from the International Documentary Association keep it very much in play. Earlier this year Waste Land won the ...

And they are, as follows: The nominated films, listed below in alphabetical order, are: CLIENT 9: THE RISE AND FALL OF ELIOT SPITZER EARTH MADE OF GLASS INSIDE JOB SMASH HIS CAMERA THE TILLMAN STORY WAITING FOR ‘SUPERMAN’

Another Deadline exclusive ahead of the Academy announcement – correction! This was not an exclusive by Deadline. The AMPAS has written me specifically to correct this. It was a standard press release, not given to any one site in particular. ...
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New York Film Festival impressions by Brian Whisenant I used to play a game with myself years ago…trying to not only figure out which 5 films would be nominated for Best Picture, but also trying to see them all before ...

One of 2010’s most powerful docs is The Tillman Story, which finally tells the whole truth about what really happened to pro football player Pat Tillman when he was shot by friendly fire while hunting down the Taliban. The military ...
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While the documentary Catfish might be getting the most attention right now, the documentary Waiting for Superman is out there changing the world, or trying to. Davis Guggenheim (Oscar winning director of An Inconvenient Truth) and the filmmakers have two ...
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Bruce Springsteen – “The Promise: The Making of ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town'” Sneak Peek from Columbia Records on Vimeo. The Toronto Film Festival goers will get a look at the Springsteen doc in a few weeks. On November ...

One thing we can be thankful for, whether the general population is paying attention or not, is that we here in America have activist documentaries that not only bring awareness to complex issues but also help to promote change.  One ...

In what they are calling a rare move, the Government Accountability Project is backing and promoting Lucy Walker’s upcoming doc, Countdown to Zero, says The Whistleblower: The Government Accountability Project has a long, storied history of working with whistleblowers within ...

EXCLUSIVE first look at the terrific stranglehold poster for Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project. Barry Avrich, a Canadian filmmaker and marketing executive perhaps best known as the writer and director of “The Last Mogul,” a no-holds-barred 2005 documentary about the ...

With a current score of 86 on metacritic, Restrepo is right behind Toy Story 3 and Winter’s Bone in the top tier of most acclaimed movies of the year. WSJ‘s Joe Morgenstern gives the film it’s highest rating among a ...

Along with 8: The Mormon Proposition, which opened last weekend, and last year’s Outrage, Stonewall Uprising is part of an important wave of gay activist documentaries seeming to crest in the wake of Gus Van Sant’s Oscar-winner, Milk. As a ...

Destined to be one of the most important documentaries of the year, The Tillman Story would already be compelling enough on the merits of its own tragic subject matter. The movie expands in significance when the misguided actions, horrific mistakes, ...

[UPDATE: Director Josh Fox is Jon Stewart’s guest on The Daily Show tonight and part of the segment involves the natural gas industry’s smear campaign to try to discredit GasLand.] Sasha gave us a preview of GasLand a few weeks ...

One of the most lauded docs at Sundance was Gasland, director Josh Fox’s look at how natural gas companies are using a really dangerous method of extracting natural gas called “fracking,” short for hydraulic fracturing, given the okay by the ...

This weekend the San Francisco Chronicle caught up with a documentary Sasha first wrote about from Cannes. “Inside Job” couldn’t be more prescient. Started just 19 months ago, the film is a searing examination of the financial crisis of 2007-10 ...

Valerie Plame and Jordan’s Queen Noor are on hand in Cannes helping promote Countdown to Zero. Hoping to spearhead a movement to reduce nuclear weapons to absolute zero, the producers of An Inconvenient Truth are mounting an effort to raise ...

Charles Ferguson is one of the self-appointed truth-tellers – someone whose mission it is in life to bring information to the general public. And what information it is this time around with Inside Job, the story of the most disgraceful ...

For a nation that proudly declared it would leave no child behind, America continues to do so at alarming rates. Despite increased spending and politicians’ promises, our buckling public—education system, once the best in the world, routinely forsakes the education ...

A new doc will tell the story of the famed whistleblower, Harry Markopolos who recognized criminal activity a decade before Bernie Madoff’s cover was blown. The film is based on the New York Times bestseller, No One Would Listen: A ...

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