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Film Review: Where to Invade Next (★★★½)

To some degree, you have to know what you’re going to get when you sit down to watch a documentary from Michael Moore. In the case of his latest endeavor, Where to...

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Film Review: Song of Lahore (★★★½)

Song of Lahore couldn’t be timelier after the tragic events in Paris this week. Then again, you could say Song of Lahore has been timely for nearly a decade, or...

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Film Review: The Russian Woodpecker (★★★★)

Conspiracy theories are in right now. Okay, maybe they never went away but it seems as if there’s a conspiracy theory associated with almost everything in...

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Film Review: Janis: Little Girl Blue (★★½)

Janis Joplin’s songs were described by critics as “desperate mating calls” dripping with a need for sex and a desire for love, all of which is depicted...

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Film Review: Tab Hunter Confidential (★★★½)

To many, Tab Hunter’s name doesn’t inspire any recognition. But for those who enjoy obscure and studio era cinema, Hunter’s both an intriguing...

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Film Review: He Named Me Malala (★★★½)

At only 18 years old, she has already become a New York Times best-selling author, an international spokesperson for human rights and education activist for women and...

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NYFF: Michael Moore’s ‘Where to Invade Next’ is his most optimistic documentary to date

To some degree, you know what you’re going to get when you sit down to watch a documentary from Michael Moore. In the case of Where to Invade Next, a number of...

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Film Review: Finders Keepers (★★★½)

Finders Keepers is the best comedy of tragic idiots that the Coen brothers never had the chance to make. It’s certainly not the most important documentary of the...

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Film Review: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (★★★½)

The best documentaries inspire change while bemoaning our inability to comprehend and learn from past precedence. This is no more clearly presented than in Stanley...

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Film Review: Becoming Bulletproof (★★★½)

Kids grow up dreaming of becoming the impossible. A ballerina, an astronaut, a movie star. For myself, there wasn’t an epiphany where I realized I would never...

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NYFF: ‘Everything is Copy’ puts forward a touching tribute to Nora Ephron

This documentary really snuck up on me. Much more than just a TV movie for HBO on the dearly departed filmmaker Nora Ephron, Everything is Copy is a doc with a lot on...

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Teaser Trailer drops for Michael Moore’s documentary ‘Where to Invade Next’

Almost completely in secret, filmmaker Michael Moore recently completed a new documentary, his first in quite a while. It’s called Where to Invade Next and is...

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Film Review: Best of Enemies (★★★★)

Witness the birth of the modern news media in one of the year's best docs

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Historical Circuit: The Times of Harvey Milk (★★★)

Winner of the Best Documentary Feature at the 1985 Academy Awards, Rob Epstein’s The Times of Harvey Milk was recently made available through Fandor as part of...

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Film Review: The Look of Silence (★★★)

Though it might not be of particularly strong interest to anyone who hasn’t seen director Joshua Oppenheimer‘s award winning and Academy Award nominated prior...

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Film Review: I Am Chris Farley (★★★)

Between the death of Robin Williams and the release of this year’s documentary regarding the juxtaposition of comedy and tragedy, Misery Loves Comedy, this year,...

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Film Review: Stray Dog (★★★)

After the fairly substantial and at least partially unexpected success of Winter’s Bone a few years ago (including a Best Picture nomination at the Academy Awards), I...

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Film Review: Hot Girls Wanted (★★)

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: a pretty young girl, fresh out of high school, emerges from a bus stop in a big, glamourous city with dreams of stardom and easy...

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INTERVIEW: Kevin Pollak talks Directing and ‘Misery Loves Comedy’

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: Earlier in the week at the Tribeca Film Festival, The Awards Circuit was invited to take part in an intimate roundtable with actor, comedian, and...

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Film Review: Live from New York! (★★★½)

2015 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” has become an institution of American television.  One line that rings profoundly true in Bao Nguyen’s...

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Film Review: Seymour: An Introduction (★★★)

More often than not, documentaries tend to be heavy material, so whenever a lighter doc comes along that manages to also be high quality, you want to really celebrate...

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Film Review: The Hunting Ground (★★★½)

Much like he did with the Academy Award nominated The Invisible War, documentarian Kirby Dick shines a light on an outraging subject in The Hunting Ground. Here,...

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Film Review: We Are the Giant (★★½)

Greg Barker's doc offers inspiring tales from the Arab Spring, but the bigger picture is cloudy

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2015 Oscar Circuit: Best Documentary Feature

Our annual look at the individual Oscar categories.  If you miss a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2015.  You can also see the official Oscar...

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Film Review: Dinosaur 13 (★★★½)

In 1990 palaeontologist Pete Larson and his team excavated the 13th T-Rex skeleton discovered so far. It was the largest and most complete specimen yet. Todd Douglas...