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  1. documentaries
    Can the Kids Can Save America?Steven Garza, the Texas teen star of the new documentary Boys State, isn’t so sure.
  2. movie review
    Boys State Is an Enthralling Doc About How the Kids Are (and Aren’t) All RightA mock state election among Texas teens ends up being an entertaining reflection of the American political id in this Apple TV+ documentary.
  3. documentaries
    A George Carlin Documentary Directed by Judd Apatow Is in the WorksComing to HBO sometime in the future.
  4. tv about movies
    Ava DuVernay Is Making an HBO Max Show Based on One Perfect Shot Twitter AccountEach episode will take a deep dive into a director’s “most iconic shot,” as well as a seminal cinematic image that influenced their career.
  5. movie review
    God Bless the Go-Go’s and This Documentary About the Go-Go’sThe Go-Go’s, debuting on Showtime, is a rollicking portrait of a seminal band, and an acute examination of female ambition.
  6. the legend
    Where Is Bill Bakula, Walter Mercado’s Ex-Manager, Now?The filmmakers behind Netflix’s Mucho Mucho Amor explain how they tracked down the man who made and destroyed the famous astrologer’s career.
  7. the most
    Charli XCX Releasing Doc About Her Quarantine Album As If She Hasn’t Done Enough6ft apart will follow the making of how i’m feeling now.
  8. true crime
    What to Know About I’ll Be Gone in the Dark and the Golden State KillerA guide to Michelle McNamara’s investigation, the hunt for the Golden State Killer, and how he was finally caught.
  9. youtube originals
    A New Demi Lovato Docuseries Is Coming to YouTube to Break UsPlus, James Charles’s Instant Influencer is getting a second season!
  10. the view from home
    Director Stanley Nelson Is Proud His Children Left Him to Go ProtestThe documentarian hopes the industry understands, “This is not an opportunity for white filmmakers to get another commission.”
  11. documentaries
    How Lenox Hill Filmed a Special Coronavirus Episode Inside a HospitalFor 33 days over two months, the Netflix docuseries witnessed the pandemic erupt inside a Manhattan hospital.
  12. movie review
    Be Water Is a Sports Doc with Righteous RageIn fact, it doesn’t feel like a sports doc at all. You walk away convinced that Bruce Lee was an artist more than anything else.
  13. blackout tuesday
    12 Documentaries You Should Watch About Racism and Police Brutality in AmericaThey are worth watching today and always.
  14. movie review
    On the Record Is Imperfect, Provocative, and Utterly NecessaryThe documentary detailing accusations of sexual assault against Russell Simmons proves to be a compelling and uneven work of the Me Too era.
  15. documentaries
    In AKA Jane Roe, a ‘Deathbed Confession’ Was Never the Plan“I was shocked,” documentarian Nick Sweeney says of Norma McCorvey’s onscreen confession. “It was not what I expected.”
  16. movie review
    Spaceship Earth Casts a Sympathetic Lens on a Much-Ridiculed Failed UtopiaMatt Wolf’s very entertaining documentary about Biosphere 2 sets out to liberate its architects and participants from their fate as a punch line.
  17. in the dome
    The Strange-But-True Story Behind Spaceship EarthBiosphere 2, a 1990s experiment in quarantine, was regarded as a spectacular failure. Has its reputation been misunderstood?
  18. now streaming
    The 25 Best True-Crime Documentaries on NetflixFrom Making a Murderer to Wormwood, the service is full of true-crime hits.
  19. coming soon
    Here’s a First Look at the Uncomfortably Relevant Doc Spaceship EarthIt tells the story of eight people tasked with quarantining inside of an experimental biosphere. How quaint!
  20. trailer mix
    Netflix’s Trial by Media Trailer: Lights, Camera, Courtroom!The documentary examines six famous trials, each one more salacious than the last.
  21. trailer mix
    Thomas Piketty the Movie Is Coming to a Virtual Theater Near YouCapital in the Twenty-First Century will be released via the newly launched digital-cinema platform Kino Marquee on May 1.
  22. documentaries
    A Documentary on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Freestyle Love Supreme Is Coming to HuluThe film premiered at Sundance this spring.
  23. coronavirus
    The Race to Make the First Coronavirus Documentary Has BegunAlex Gibney is producing one. David France is directing another. At least 20 documentarians agree: “It is the most important story of my lifetime.”
  24. first look
    Michelle Obama’s Becoming Doc Hits Netflix This MayThe former First Lady joins the Tiger King.
  25. the last dance
    A Mortified Carmen Electra Recalls Hiding From Michael JordanOn night two of The Last Dance, Electra recalled the time the greatest basketball player in the world walked in on her and Dennis Rodman.
  26. now streaming
    The 13 Best Nature Documentaries on Disney+Can’t get outside? These movies will take you there.
  27. vulture sports
    Huh, That Former Chicago Resident Sure Does Look FamiliarThe new Michael Jordan doc got creative in identifying subjects.
  28. tv review
    The Last Dance Is a Perfect Remedy for Sports WithdrawalA ten-part ESPN docuseries about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls would have been great under any circumstances. Right now, it feels like a gift.
  29. cool cats only
    Joe Exotic’s Fear of Tigers and 5 More Highlights From the Tiger King ReunionJoel McHale caught up with the remarkably chill cast of Netflix’s Tiger King.
  30. coronavirus
    Iranian Filmmaker Mehrdad Oskouei Awaits a Prison Sentence in QuarantineThe documentarian has been sentenced to a year in prison. He wonders if he were there now, amid the coronavirus, how would he spend his time?
  31. vulture recommends
    Meghan Markle Makes Glorious Return to Acting by Narrating Elephant Farts“Oh, dear. Ah, who did that?”
  32. so many questions
    Florida Sheriff Is Here to Debunk Your Tiger King Cold-Case TheoriesFans of the Netflix series are sending in tips about Carole Baskin’s ex-husband every day. Here’s what’s new with Don Lewis’s missing-person case.
  33. movie review
    Crip Camp Is a Transcendent Celebration of Activist CultureIt’s a shame this Netflix movie can’t be seen with a large, boisterous audience. It’ll make you want to dance and light up a joint.
  34. documentaries
    Hillary Clinton Has a Theory on Why People Love Her Most When She’s LosingAhead of the Sundance premiere of her new Hulu docuseries, Clinton spoke to Vulture about concession speeches and supporting Bernie Sanders.
  35. chat room
    Dick Cavett Still Feels Like Muhammad Ali’s ‘Main Man’The veteran host reflects on some highlights from his friendship with The Greatest, compiled in the new doc Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes.
  36. documentaries
    An Ava DuVernay-Directed Documentary About Nipsey Hussle Is Headed to NetflixThe director introduced this year’s Grammy tribute to the late rapper and activist, who was killed last March.
  37. the gold rush
    All 53 Movies Nominated for an Oscar This Year, RankedThis ranking of 2020 Academy-anointed films is subjective and based on nothing but personal evaluation. But it is right.
  38. hbo max
    Russell Simmons Accuser Documentary On the Record Headed to HBO MaxIn January, Oprah stepped away from the Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick film ahead of its Sundance premiere.
  39. sundance 2020
    When Documentaries Make You Question EverythingThis year’s slate of Sundance docs is unusually focused on narrative control: who has it, who demands it, and what happens when it changes hands.
  40. miss americana
    18 Things We Learn About Taylor Swift in Her Documentary Miss AmericanaThe superstar’s new doc, directed by Lana Wilson, reveals a lot: An eating disorder, the story behind her political awakening, and a cat backpack.
  41. radio vulture
    Taylor Swift Finally Invites You Into Her Narrative on Miss AmericanaMiss Americana peels away some of Taylor Swift’s complexities to reveal even more complexities.
  42. sundance 2020
    Kirsten Johnson on Fake-Killing Her Dad (Over and Over) in Dick Johnson Is DeadThe documentarian explains how and why she filmed a sob-inducing, wildly funny, preemptive eulogy for her beloved father.
  43. true crime
    A Cat Lover’s Guide to Don’t F**k With CatsHow to watch the Netflix true-crime docuseries without seeing any animal abuse.
  44. politics
    The New Hillary Clinton Documentary Reignites the Clinton-Sanders Beef“Nobody likes him.”
  45. only the young
    Taylor Swift Wrote a Song for Her Fellow Politically Disillusioned MillennialsNew Taylor Swift! Alert your 13-year-old cousins!
  46. trailer mix
    Close Out Your MLK Day By Tearing Up Over HBO’s We Are The Dream TrailerThe documentary, executive produced by Mahershala Ali, debuts on February 18.
  47. the epstein case
    Lifetime Expands Surviving Franchise With Jeffrey Epstein DocuseriesIt will premiere this summer.
  48. times up
    Russell Simmons Repeatedly Pressured Oprah to Pull Out of Accuser Documentary“The most powerful black woman in the world is being intimidated.”
  49. trailer mix
    Watch the Trailer for Hulu’s New Hillary Clinton Documentary, HillaryThe four-part docuseries premieres March 6.
  50. swiftiverse
    Netflix Crowns Taylor Swift’s Miss Americana With Release DateSwifties, assemble.
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