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  1. coldplay
    Head Full of Dreams Brings Coldplay Back Down to EarthIt’s an intimate look at the biggest band in the world.
  2. movie review
    Aretha Franklin’s Concert Doc Amazing Grace Is TranscendentThe long-buried documentary, which Franklin blocked from theaters, is finally being released.
  3. documentaries
    Cracked Up Dives Deep Into the Mind and Work of Darrell HammondHere are the most fascinating things we learned from the new documentary.
  4. documentaries
    Syrian Filmmaker Talal Derki’s Documentary Is Putting His Life at RiskHe profiled a member of the al-Nusra Front — and now they’re after him.
  5. how did i get here?
    How My Son and I Ended Up in a Film About FilmInstant Dreams, a documentary about Polaroid enthusiasts, comes to New York. I’m in it. How’d that happen?
  6. documentaries
    Meet the 1970s Guerillas Who Helped Kick-start DIY Video ComedyDecades before smartphones and YouTube made producing videos easy, there was TVTV.
  7. movie review
    They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead Is IntoxicatingMorgan Neville gives us a sense of just how much Orson Welles transformed over the years, both intentionally and unintentionally.
  8. tv review
    Shut Up and Dribble Makes a Powerful Case for Athletes Who Speak UpLeBron James co-exec produces this thoughtful docuseries, which explores the NBA’s history of racial justice and protest.
  9. music
    Terrence Malick Is Making a Documentary About Lil PeepHe’s a friend of the family.
  10. documentaries
    Ava DuVernay’s Upcoming Prince Documentary Is Already Your Favorite DocumentaryThe film will reportedly have the full cooperation of the late singer’s estate.
  11. crime
    Michael Moore Shares Footage of Serial Bomb Suspect Cut From Fahrenheit 11/9The documentary’s crew captured Cesar Sayoc in the crowd at a Florida Trump rally in February 2017.
  12. documentaries
    What America to Me Told Me About My Own High SchoolI know what it feels like to be the only black kid in class, and this Starz documentary gave me a sinking sense of déjà vu.
  13. harvey weinstein
    Weinstein Accusers Share Their Stories in Trailer for The Reckoning“He left the room. This time he came back fully naked.”
  14. documentaries
    The Best Documentaries About Movies Gone Completely AwryShirkers continues a long tradition of documentaries showing how hard filmmaking can be.
  15. tv
    Samuel L. Jackson Suits Up to Host Underwater Archaeology Docuseries EnslavedThe six-part show will examine the Atlantic slave trade by searching for artifacts and ships sunk during the Middle Passage.
  16. movie review
    Liza, Cher, Warhol: Studio 54 and the Greatest Party You Weren’t Invited ToMatt Tyrnauer’s documentary is swift and entertaining — but later veers into odd, branded-content territory.
  17. studio 54
    The Founder of Studio 54 Is Finally Ready to Tell What Really Went Down ThereIan Schrager on getting over his embarrassment for doing time for stealing from the disco, and having Roy Cohn as his lawyer.
  18. tv review
    Who Is The Circus For?It’s hard to say what this Showtime docuseries adds to our understanding of politics or the way the news cycle works.
  19. documentaries
    When One Mistake Means the End of Your Movie — and Its StarThe stars and directors of Free Solo on their wildly dangerous free climbs, 3,000 feet up in the air.
  20. tv review
    Who Gets to Define Jane Fonda?The HBO documentary Jane Fonda in Five Acts reduces the Hollywood legend, even as it strives to exalt and empower her.
  21. documentaries
    What Lisa D’Apolito Learned About Gilda Radner Making Love, GildaGoing inside the SNL legend’s life and career with director Lisa D’Apolito.
  22. tiff 2018
    Here Are Michael Moore’s Biggest Targets in Fahrenheit 11/9Including Donald Trump, the New York Times, and Barack Obama.
  23. documentaries
    Why America to Me Director Steve James Made a TV Show About My High SchoolA conversation about his new Starz docuseries, which looks at racial inequity in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park.
  24. movie review
    Hulu’s Crime + Punishment Is a Powerful Work of DocumentaryStephen Maing’s film about 12 NYPD whistle-blowers makes you angry and scared in equal measure.
  25. on tv
    CNN Will Release an Anthony Bourdain Documentary in 2019The network is in preproduction on a film about the TV host’s life.
  26. documentaries
    The RBG Documentary Is Coming to CNN, Hand Weights and AllGet ready to crush the patriarchy on the small screen.
  27. classic hollywood
    How the Dishy Documentary Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood Got MadeDirector Matt Tyrnauer on how he found “pimp to the stars” Scotty Bowers, and the stories that got cut.
  28. netflix
    What Other Tea Will Quincy Jones Spill in His Netflix Doc?The doc, directed by his daughter Rashida Jones, debuts September 21.
  29. vulture lists
    The Best True-Crime Series and Movies on NetflixFrom Making a Murderer and The Staircase to lesser-known standouts.
  30. the industry
    The USA Gymnastics Sex-Abuse Scandal Is Getting the HBO TreatmentA new documentary.
  31. from the archives
    Looking Back at Jerry Seinfeld: Comedian (Without the Cars and Coffee)Revisiting the 2002 documentary featuring Seinfeld and Orny Adams.
  32. Birth Control Essure Pulled Prior to Release of Netflix Doc The Bleeding Edge“This is exactly why we do this work: This film has already changed policies and changed history,” filmmaker Kirby Dick said in a statement.
  33. film adaptations
    Three Identical Strangers Documentary Is Getting Adapted Into a Feature FilmA fraternal twin of sorts.
  34. trailer mix
    M.I.A.’s Documentary Will See the Light of Day; Here’s the Trailer to Prove ItIts director previously leaked the trailer, sending the film into development limbo.
  35. documentaries
    9 of the Most Intriguing Revelations From Robin Williams: Come Inside My MindMarina Zenovich’s documentary is full of fascinating stories about the late comedian.
  36. podcasts
    Pod Save America’s Jon Favreau Has a New Politics PodcastThe Wilderness is about the history and future of the Democratic Party.
  37. movie review
    The Latest Whitney Houston Documentary Fixates More on Her Death Than Her LifeKevin Macdonald’s film attempts to deconstruct Whitney Houston without ever really painting a compelling portrait of her.
  38. documentaries
    ‘We Have to Do the Show’: What Spring Awakening Means to Parkland SurvivorsA new documentary follows Stoneman Douglas students in the months afterward, as they rehearse the Broadway musical.
  39. The Explosive Story Behind Three Identical StrangersWe talk to the director of the shocking documentary, about three brothers separated at birth — and the dark reason why they were split up.
  40. close reads
    The Fourth Estate Takes on #MeToo and the New York TimesBut does the Showtime documentary go far enough?
  41. The Real Killer in The Staircase Might Be … an Owl?A complete guide to the “owl theory” that Netflix’s true-crime documentary left out.
  42. Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind Premieres on HBO Next Month“You’re only given a little spark of madness and if you lose that, you’re nothing.”
  43. movie review
    Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Will Make You Miss Mister RogersMorgan Neville’s moving documentary is a wonderful breather from reality, from which you come back more conscious of the hate that runs the world.
  44. HBO’s John McCain Documentary Is Both Reverent and CandidJohn McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls is fairly honest about McCain’s sins as well as his strengths.
  45. r. kelly
    Hulu Is Making an R. Kelly Sexual-Abuse Documentary With BuzzFeed NewsLifetime is also making a docuseries and film about Kelly’s alleged abuse.
  46. true crime
    HBO to Air the Docuseries The Case Against Adnan SyedIt will examine the case made famous by the Serial podcast, about the murder of Baltimore teenager Hae Min Lee.
  47. 30 for 30
    ESPN and Netflix Will Present Michael Jordan’s Life Story in 10 HoursJordan has authorized the docuseries, which will premiere in 2019.
  48. the man who killed don quixote
    The Making of Terry Gilliam’s Don Quixote Is Getting Another DocumentaryThe film’s production was first chronicled in Lost in La Mancha, and will be explored further in He Dreams of Giants.
  49. RBG Is the Best Imaginable Retaliation to MansplainingYes, the Ruth Bader Ginsburg doc is a hagiography, but it has its cheeky aspect.
  50. A Guide to Jean-Michel Basquiat’s New YorkA glossary elaborating on many of the sources and references within Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
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