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Best Documentaries of 2014: Scanning the Critics’ Lists




The critics have spoken. And they’re saying… a lot of different things, but when it comes to picking the best documentary films of the year there is plenty of common ground. We’ve surveyed a wide variety of critics and publications … Continue reading




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Bill Siegel’s 12 Documentaries That Had Biggest Impact on Him




  Documentary filmmaker Bill Siegel, whose previous film (co-directed with Sam Green) The Weather Underground was nominated for an Oscar, returns to the world of American political activism and history with his latest film, The Trials of Muhammad Ali. The film … Continue reading




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The Best of the Best Documentaries of 2013 Lists List




It was a good year for documentaries. Maybe we say that every year, but 2013 felt particularly strong. How can anyone keep track of all the excellent non-fiction films you need to see (and check off the ones you’ve already … Continue reading




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Best Docs Streaming on Netflix List via Uproxx




Thanks to Ryan Perry on Uproxx for compiling this list of the 25 Best Documentaries available to stream on Netflix, especially since [horn tooting sound] 11 of them are Independent Lens films and/or ITVS-funded films. Here are the Independent Lens … Continue reading




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Election Season Extended (for Best Documentaries of All Time)




What does it mean to be the greatest? This week our sister series, POV, launched an ambitious survey which will culminate in a master list of the greatest documentaries of all time. Obviously, we have our own favorites (wink, wink … Continue reading




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