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10 Top Docs of 2013 (Including 9 From Women Filmmakers)

Kristin McCracken | Posted 03.11.2014 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

Though I didn't notice while culling my list down to just ten, nine of the movies that made my cut come from women filmmakers, which makes me exceedingly happy.

Crashing In Two Documentaries: The Crash Reel on HBO and EPIX's TWA Flight 800

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.14.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Kevin Pearce is lucky to be alive. When you see this expert snowboarder taking the near fatal plunge in Lucy Walker's riveting documentary, The Crash ...

Los Angeles Film Fest Check-In

John Lopez | Posted 08.18.2013 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

The Los Angeles Film Fest is in full-swing this week, turning the little corner of L.A. Live around the Regal Cinemas into a mini-Sundance -- albeit without the snow.

Finding Hope Down in the Dump: A Visit with Tiao Carlos dos Santos, Champion of Rio Garbage Pickers

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 08.29.2012 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Jardim Gramacho is no longer the densely populated village of scavengers and recyclers captured so provocatively in the film Waste Land. One of the largest open-air landfills on the planet, the facility was recently closed just weeks before The Rio + 20 Earth Summit.

Searching for a Balance With Nature and Self

George Heymont | Posted 06.30.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Jiro Dreams of Sushi is balanced between the story of a remote and complex father and capturing the fine art of making sushi and photographing it in the immediacy of its freshness. It is also filled with surprises -- like watching how someone gets a live octopus into a plastic bag!

lucy walker trash

Posted 09.04.2011 | Green

Director Lucy Walker spent months filming the stories of garbage pickers working at Rio de Janeiro's Jardim Gramacho, one of the world's largest landf...

The 30th Istanbul Film Festival: Egyptian Film Wins the Golden Tulip Award

Karin Badt | Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Two of the most delightful films I saw at the Istanbul Film Festival this past week took place in Rio. One, a documentary called Wasteland by British ...

5 Must-See Indie Films

Leonard Maltin | Posted 05.31.2011 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

By Leonard Maltin With so much mediocrity on display at the multiplex, it's cause for celebration when terrific new movies from two world-class filmm...

Green Films Going for the Gold

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

While the popularity and relevance of the Academy Award ceremony have waxed and waned over the years, movies have remained a good bellwether of America's interests.

Docu-Drama: Surprises and Snubs for the Best Documentary Oscar

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

It's a good time to dust off your queue and take a look at some of the best documentaries of 2010 while we can still remember them.

Vik Muniz's Garbage-Art Transforms A Waste Land Into A Nominee & Award Winner

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Brad Balfour

Brazilian conceptualist Vik Muniz has been making remarkable photo-constructs and garnering accolades within the fine art world for years including su...

WATCH: FILM: New Visions of the Apocalypse

Spread ArtCulture | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Spread ArtCulture

By Kiša Lala "Acqua Alta in Venice, An image from "Beautiful Islands," Horizon Features" A recent surge in apocalyptic films indicates the mood ...

The Nuclear [Movie] Renaissance, or: Bad Idea, James Cameron

Rizwan Ladha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rizwan Ladha

I'm noticing what might be a curious trend lately in Hollywood: movies are being made about nuclear weapons again.

ReThink Review: Countdown to Zero -- How I Learned to Start Worrying

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

America's willingness to use nuclear weapons poses one of the globe's biggest threats. As Countdown to Zero illustrates, it's time we take that threat off the table.

Thoughts on the 65th Anniversary of Hiroshima Day

Lucy Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lucy Walker

I fear that we might all be like the "walking ghosts" of Hiroshima -- having survived the initial attack, we are alive only by virtue of a ghoulish time lag between the onset of the nuclear period and the full realization of its horrific consequences.

Feeling Powerless About Nuclear Weapons? Try "Zero"

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steven Crandell

Have you seen the new documentary Countdown to Zero? If not, get thee to a cinema post haste. You will see remarkable footage of one of the most interesting characters of the 20th century, J. Robert Oppenheimer.

ReThink Interview: Lawrence Bender and Lucy Walker on Countdown to Zero and Nuclear Weapons

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Why are nuclear weapons so far off our collective radars when they retain the potential to extinguish millions of lives -- if not all life on the planet -- in mere minutes?

'Countdown To Zero' Urges Lowering The Number Of World's Nukes...To Zero

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Do you know how many nuclear weapons there are in the world? What about the nations that have them? Further...how are those nukes protected? These are...

Waste Land -- Recycling as an Artistic Statement

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The inspiration for the movie Waste Land was in part sparked by a visit to New York City's mammoth Fresh Kills, formerly the world's largest landfill.

Sundance Celebrates Documentary Filmmaking (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Four documentary giants gathered in Park City, Utah, for a celebration of documentary filmmaking during the Sundance Film Festival. Alex Gibney ("C...