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Review: Does ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ Deserve an Oscar?

Review: Does ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ Deserve an Oscar?

The Oscar-nominated documentary is about a musician who died... but then he didn't.
Review: Race and Rape in ‘The Central Park Five’

Review: Race and Rape in ‘The Central Park Five’

This Ken Burns documentary looks at five black boys falsely convicted of rape.
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory Movie Review

Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory Movie Review

The West Memphis Three finally get a happy ending. Now on DVD.
Review: ‘The Imposter’ is a Documentary You Have to See

Review: ‘The Imposter’ is a Documentary You Have to See

Nicholas Barclay went missing in 1994. Three years later, he reappeared. Or did he?
Bob Marley is the Star in ‘Marley’, a Movie Review

Bob Marley is the Star in ‘Marley’, a Movie Review

Long before Snoop Dogg became Snoop Lion, there was Bob Marley.
‘Chimpanzee’ Proves That Baby Chimpanzees Are Cute

‘Chimpanzee’ Proves That Baby Chimpanzees Are Cute

Chimpanzees are adorable. Baby chimpanzees.... Likeohmygodtheyresocuteiwantone. See them in Disney's new documentary, now playing.
What is a Terrorist? If a Tree Falls Review

What is a Terrorist? If a Tree Falls Review

Here's our movie review of the Oscar-nominated documentary If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, which poses an interesting question: what makes a man a terrorist?
Pina: A Documentary You Should See in Theaters, in 3D

Pina: A Documentary You Should See in Theaters, in 3D

The very thought of watching a documentary about a dancer, or dancing, regardless of Oscar nominations or credentials, was agonizing. Shame on me.
Hell and Back Again: Does It Deserve an Oscar?

Hell and Back Again: Does It Deserve an Oscar?

The Oscar-nominated documentary Hell and Back Again, now on DVD, is an intimate portrait of one American soldier's attempt to transition back to regular life.
Senna Movie Review

Senna Movie Review

I've never been a fan of racing, but the documentary Senna has given me a new appreciation of the sport.
The Sad and Disturbing Tale of ‘Project Nim’

The Sad and Disturbing Tale of ‘Project Nim’

Project Nim is a disturbing documentary that looks at the life of one chimp - named Nim - who was raised from birth as a child in a human home.
The Top Ten Best Movies of 2011

The Top Ten Best Movies of 2011

Frankly, 2011 was not a great year for movies, but there were a few that stood out from the rest. Here are the top ten movies of 2011.
Into the Abyss Movie Review

Into the Abyss Movie Review

Not to be confused with a James Cameron action-thriller, Into the Abyss is Werner Herzog's latest documentary. And it is good.
Win a Blu-ray Player. And Michael Jackson: Life of an Icon

Win a Blu-ray Player. And Michael Jackson: Life of an Icon

We're giving away a free copy of Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon on Blu-ray. Oh, and a Blu-ray player on which to watch the movie, a $110 value!
The People vs. George Lucas: A Must for Star Wars Fans

The People vs. George Lucas: A Must for Star Wars Fans

The new documentary The People vs. George Lucas - now on DVD - looks at the dilemma, the paradox, that is George Lucas.
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