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    Top 10: Best Documentaries That Should Have Been Nominated For Best Picture

    Documentaries weave beautiful stories, expose the darker side of humanity, examine popular culture and challenge communities and viewers alike. Films of this ilk regularly make critics’ year-end Top 10 lists and sometimes they even make dividends at the box office. But no documentary feature has ever been nominated for Best Picture (although nine foreign-language films […] More

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    New Blu-Ray/DVD Releases (12/18/18) – ‘All About Nina’ and Michael Moore

    This week, some of the most underrated films of 2018 hit Blu-Ray and DVD. “All About Nina,” just to name one, is a literal hidden gem. There’s a handful of other titles hitting shelves today that really deserve your notice too. It’s a slate that even includes a terrible offering that somehow requires another look. […] More

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    ‘The House With a Clock In Its Walls’ Ticks to the Top of the Box Office

    1. “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” Universal $26,850,000 2. “A Simple Favor” Lionsgate $10,400,000 3. “The Nun” NewLine $10,250,000 4. “The Predator” Fox $8,700,000 5. “Crazy Rich Asians” Warner Bros. $6,515,000 6. “White Boy Rick” Studio 8 $5,000,000 7. “Peppermint” STX Entertainment $3,720,000 8. “Fahrenheit 11/9” Briarcliff $3,101,000 9. “The Meg” Warner […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ is Michael Moore’s Most Urgent Documentary Yet

    Donald Trump seems like a perfect target for Michael Moore. After all, he was one of the few warning that Trump could win the election. He even made a documentary about it called “Michael Moore in Trumpland.” And yet, despite the title, “Fahrenheit 11/9” is not an attempt to prevent Trump’s re-election like “Fahrenheit 9/11” was […] More

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    New Blu-Ray/DVD Releases (09/18/18) – Dinosaurs Running Amok

    This week, dinosaurs are back. Yes, the highlight coming to Blu-Ray and DVD this week is a “Jurassic World” sequel. To be fair, there isn’t much to choose from today. Still, we press on. Here goes nothing! PICK OF THE WEEK “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” This franchise has become a bit of a punching bag […] More

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    INTERVIEW: TIFF Documentary Programmer Thom Powers Talks 2018 Festival

    Few stages are bigger than the Toronto International Film Festival. One of the largest festivals in the world, a single TIFF program can eclipse the size of many local festivals. Of these, the documentary side continues to cultivate one of the most consistently high-quality lineups for TIFF. Curator Thom Powers deserves that credit. Powers serves as the […] More

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    TIFF Rolls Out Documentary Lineup, Headlined By Moore, Herzog, & Morris

    Today the Toronto Film Festival announced it’s Midnight Madness lineup including some big franchises. That announcement, which includes “The Predator,” and “Halloween” World Premieres will take most of the attention today. However, TIFF also announced a very cool documentary slate today as well. Headlining the group is “Fahrenheit 11/9” which also released a trailer today. While Michael Moore will […] More