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  1. movie review
    Satanic Temple Documentary Hail Satan? Might Just Turn You Into a SatanistFilmmaker Penny Lane offers a fascinating look at the surprisingly sincere free-speech rabble-rousers.
  2. vulture lists
    The 50 Best Music Documentaries of All TimeFrom Woodstock to Beyoncé’s Homecoming, these films are as essential to understanding the artists as any of their records.
  3. homecoming
    Just Drop the Blue Ivy Album AlreadyIt’s time for Bluechella.
  4. documentaries
    Scott Rudin Is Producing a To Kill a Mockingbird Documentary for HBOLikely to air this fall.
  5. movie review
    Aretha Franklin’s Concert Doc Amazing Grace Is TranscendentThe long-buried documentary, which Franklin blocked from theaters, is finally being released.
  6. interview
    The Wild Story Behind Aretha Franklin’s Long-Delayed Documentary, Amazing Grace“It’s all crazy. It’s the craziest story that I know of in show business. I think we’ve lapped the field on crazy.”
  7. true crime
    Watch an Exclusive Clip From HBO’s The Case Against Adnan Syed FinaleCould DNA evidence potentially exonerate Adnan?
  8. backstories
    The Ingeniously Nerdy Filmmaking Secrets of Documentary Now!The IFC show’s directors break down, in extreme detail, how they pulled off the visual parodies of season three.
  9. chat room
    Michael C. Hall on Documentary Now!, Bowling, and Why Alf Is ‘Rude’In the season finale of IFC’s parody series Doc Now!, the Dexter actor plays “the best bowler in the world.”
  10. movie review
    You Need to See the Steve Bannon Doc The BrinkIt’s the year’s most urgent documentary.
  11. roll clip!
    The Birds in Netflix’s New Nature Doc Are Some Big Ole FreaksTickle my face with your tail feather so I know it’s real.
  12. theranos
    Why the Errol Morris Shade in Alex Gibney’s The Inventor Is So BrutalHere’s what lies behind those Interrotron shots.
  13. theranos
    A Deeply Creepy GIF Guide to HBO’s Elizabeth Holmes DocumentaryNot for the faint of heart. Or anybody who’s afraid of needles.
  14. sundance 2019
    Alex Gibney’s Theranos Documentary Stares Deeply into Elizabeth Holmes’s EyesThe Inventor fixates on the would-be disrupter’s face as it tries to understand her captivating effect on Silicon Valley.
  15. close reads
    Leaving Neverland and Surviving R. Kelly Ask Too Much of VictimsBoth demand an emotional labor that reveals how entrenched we are in rape culture, even as we attempt to pass a sweeping referendum on it.
  16. tv review
    The Case Against Adnan Syed Is an Empathetic ReckoningIn this HBO docuseries, Hae Min Lee rightfully becomes the center of a murder case that’s captivated millions.
  17. movie review
    Lil Peep Documentary Is a Deeply Affecting Character Study of the Late RapperEverybody’s Everything arrives at some kind of truth about the risks and rewards of an artist with seemingly no boundaries.
  18. scams
    20/20 to Air Its Own Special About the Elizabeth Holmes Theranos DebacleThe ABC News podcast The Dropout, also about Holmes, premiered in January.
  19. trailer mix
    Amazing Grace Trailer: Aretha Franklin, in All Her GlorySee the concert doc in theaters April 5.
  20. trailer mix
    Alec Baldwin Wears John DeLorean’s Eyebrows in the Framing John DeLorean TrailerCould the parking-spot feud have been Method acting?
  21. documentaries
    I Am Richard Pryor Documentary Makes Its TV Debut Next WeekTiffany Haddish, Lily Tomlin, Mike Epps, and more show up in the film.
  22. documentaries
    Amazon Documentary Plans to Capture Jonas Brothers in Their Natural HabitatThe band recently released “Sucker,” their first single in six years.
  23. vulture recommends
    The Legend of Jimmy Breslin and Pete HamillHBO’s Deadline Artists documentary is a celebration of two New York journalism giants.
  24. tv review
    Leaving Neverland Is a Chilling Indictment of Michael Jackson’s LegacyThe HBO doc illuminates not just Jackson’s alleged underage sex abuse, but the forces that kept people from talking about it.
  25. the show must go on
    If You Liked Their Oscars Set, Adam Lambert and Queen Hope You’ll Love Their DocBased on his reaction at the Academy Awards, Javier Bardem is about to go nuts for The Show Must Go On.
  26. true crime
    Abducted in Plain Sight’s Jan Broberg on Why She Forgave Her Parents“The reality is that my parents were victims too, and this man was just a master manipulator.”
  27. documentary now!
    Get to Know the Films That Inspired Documentary Now!Your guide to watching the major titles that the IFC series has parodied in the past and will spoof in its new season.
  28. trailer mix
    The Trailer for The Case Against Adnan Syed Revives Your Serial Obsession“Nobody realized it was going to turn into anything big.”
  29. trailer mix
    Watch the Trailer for the Controversial Michael Jackson Doc Leaving NeverlandComing to HBO in March.
  30. chat room
    Oscar-Nominated Minding the Gap Director Bing Liu on American Masculinity Crisis“My take in this film was the way in which we do or don’t deal with emotions manifests itself in every aspect of your life.”
  31. tribeca film festival 2019
    Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Will Open With a Documentary About the Apollo TheaterThe festival will screen the Roger Ross Williams documentary The Apollo in the Apollo Theater.
  32. tv review
    Amazon’s Lorena Docuseries Will Make You Rethink the Bobbitt CaseThe Amazon docuseries takes a deeper look at the woman who became infamous for cutting off her husband’s penis in 1993.
  33. true crime
    Abducted in Plain Sight Director on Why the Brobergs Were in ‘Absolute Denial’Skye Borgman answers lingering questions about her absolute shocker of a true-crime documentary.
  34. sundance 2019
    The Brink Is a Steve Bannon Movie That Doesn’t Give Him a PlatformBannon may bloviate and backslap all he wants, but The Brink’s message is clear: his shit is weak.
  35. tv review
    The Ted Bundy Tapes Examines an Infamous Killer, But Finds Only a VoidThe Netflix doc is brilliantly structured and edited, but it ultimately elides the stories of Bundy’s victims.
  36. true crime
    Abducted in Plain Sight Is a Documentary That Must Be Seen to Be BelievedThink of the wildest story you’ve ever heard, multiply it by 50, and then you’ll have a sense of how nuts this doc is.
  37. sundance 2019
    Everything We Learned About Anton Yelchin From the New Sundance DocumentaryLove, Antosha is a poignant tribute to the late actor’s life and talent.
  38. documentaries
    Peter Jackson Directing New, Happier Doc About the Beatles’ Let It BeNow with much less fighting.
  39. sundance 2019
    Chris Wallace Wants You to Remember It Can Always Get WorseAnd he has a message for Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
  40. sundance 2019
    Behind Leaving Neverland, the Michael Jackson Documentary That Stunned SundanceDirector Dan Reed on why and how he explored Wade Robson and James Safechuck’s allegations that Jackson sexually abused them as children.
  41. movies
    Extremely Wicked Director on How Ted Bundy ‘Seduced’ His VictimsJoe Berlinger explains his two very different Ted Bundy movies: one is a Netflix doc, the other a Zac Efron movie.
  42. documentaries
    Why Didn’t Surviving R. Kelly Happen Before Lifetime Entered the Picture?“BET could’ve done it a million times if they wanted to,” says Dream Hampton.
  43. takeaways
    8 Takeaways From Hulu’s Surprise-Released Fyre Festival DocFrom what Ja Rule knew to Hulu shading Netflix’s rival doc.
  44. trailer mix
    Watch the Trailer for Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes“He just doesn’t look like the type to kill somebody.”
  45. trailer mix
    Lorena Bobbitt Is Ready to Talk in the First Trailer for Lorena“I didn’t choose to be in the spotlight, but there’s no going back.”
  46. trailer mix
    Watch the First Trailer for Documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black HorrorBased on the book by Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman.
  47. tv review
    Surviving R. Kelly Is a Necessary Awakening, But It Asks the Wrong QuestionsThe docuseries walks the line between honoring these survivors’ memories and exploiting them.
  48. documentaries
    American Dream/American Knightmare Gives Suge Knight the Last WordThis Showtime documentary does not fawn, but it lets the Death Row co-founder’s claims go unchallenged.
  49. best of 2018
    The Top 10 Documentaries of 2018Including Shirkers, Amazing Grace, and They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead.
  50. true crime
    Retired Detective Sues Netflix and Making a Murderer Filmmakers for DefamationManitowoc County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Andrew Colborn says the Netflix docuseries exposed him to “worldwide ridicule, contempt and disdain.”
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