We love watching Al Gore stand at a lectern as much as the next filmgoer, but the range of experiential documentaries at this year’s Sundance is getting us pretty excited. We don’t yet know whether there will be any breakout docs, as in years past (An Inconvenient Truth, Man on Wire), but we do know one thing: This year’s documentarians are bringing us images from places we’re not meant to see. Reporter follows New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof as he travels war-torn Congo. Burma VJ gives us first-person footage of the Burmese government’s brutal crackdown on protesters last year. The Cove infiltrates a top-secret dolphin-slaughtering facility (yes, dolphin-slaughtering facility). The September Issue goes behind the lines at Anna Wintour’s Vogue — a far cry from evidence of mass killings of intelligent mammals, but perhaps not that far. And we haven’t even mentioned the Josh Harris documentary yet. It’s enough to make the talking-head industry start thinking government bailout.
Most Viewed Stories
Marvel vs. DC: Which Superhero Movies Won Comic-Con?
Watch All of the Trailers Released at San Diego Comic-Con
Ian McShane Has No Regrets About Spoiling Game of Thrones
When Did the Media Turn Against Taylor Swift?
You Haven’t Seen Everything John Cho Can Do
All 151 Pokémon in Pokémon Go, Ranked
A Stranger Things Glossary: Every Major Film Reference in the Show, From A–Z
Hell on Wheels Series Finale Recap: The Last Stop
Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown on Playing Eleven, Her Love-Hate Relationship With Scary Movies, and Acting Without Speaking
Melissa McCarthy, Bill Hader, and Jeff Goldblum Try (and Fail) To Audition For Young Han Solo
Latest News from Vulture30 People Arrested at Guns 'N Roses Concert, Proving GNR Still Rock & Roll
Welcome to the Jungle.
Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight hit the road.Vice Principals Recap: Burning Down the House
Can Vice Principals keep upping the stakes of its cartoon shenanigans?Rihanna Warns Her Audience, “I Don't Want to See You Catching Any Pokémons Up in This B–”
Catch Rihanna then Rattata.Roadies Recap: Things To Undo In Denver
If Roadies ditched the romance, this would be a lovely hour of television.Survivor's Remorse Season Premiere Recap: Say Uncle
Mike Epps really put Survivor's Remorse in a pickle.Ballers Recap: The Rock Teaches Feminism
Never change, Ballers.Comic-Con: Sherlock is Going Extra Dark for Season Four
And the show's creative team offered some very vague clues.Preacher Recap: The Quality of Mercy
"Finish the Song" sets the stage for an epic finale.The Night Of Recap: Ugly Cats In Small Cages
"A Dark Crate" feels overstuffed at times, but it also has moments of wonderful restraint.
This episode should be Naturi Naughton's Emmy submission.Max Landis Doesn't Mind Some Stink, is Writing a Pepé Le Pew Movie
Whether you like it or not, mon chéri.
Dolores Catania is the gift that keeps on giving.On the Set of Jill Soloway’s Next Show, I Love Dick
Inside the Transparent creator’s adaptation of a seemingly unadaptable, sexually charged, really quite strange cult novel.Meghan Trainor and James Corden Sang a Duet and (Surprise!) It Wasn’t in a Car
Corden joined Trainor at L.A.’s Greek TheaterComic-Con: Bryan Fuller Led a Star Trek Tent Revival, Taught the Word of Gene Roddenberry
Get ready for a big Star Trek group hug.Rick Springfield Is Playing a 'Washed-Up, Aging Rock Star' Lucifer on Supernatural
A very rockin' and rollin' devil.Ian McShane Has No Regrets About Spoiling Game of Thrones
“They take it very seriously, some people."Something's Coming In Sherlock's Season 4 Teaser
Things are looking bleak.Watch All of the Trailers Released at San Diego Comic-Con
Marvel! DC! And other ones too!