Tag Archives: documentaries

  • ‘Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind’ Documentary Trailer (Video)

    ‘Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind’ Documentary Trailer (Video)

    Even before his death by suicide, Robin Williams embodied the “tortured clown” archetype in such a way that was probably only clear to his closest friends. And it’s those friends — Steve Martin, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Eric Idle and more among them — that are providing the spine for an upcoming documentary on the […]

  • ‘The Staircase': Yet Another True Crime Doc on Netflix (Trailer)

    ‘The Staircase': Yet Another True Crime Doc on Netflix (Trailer)

    Netflix may not be great for film culture, but it is pumping a reliable flow of stand-up comedy specials and true crime documentaries into the marketplace. I haven’t even watched Making a Murderer yet, and it’s almost too late for me to catch up with Evil Genius, but now The Staircase is already on the way. Here’s the deceptively simple […]

  • ‘The Land of Maybe': A Short Rock Climbing Doc from The North Face (Video)

    ‘The Land of Maybe': A Short Rock Climbing Doc from The North Face (Video)

    The North Face is one of those outdoor/athletic apparel brands that dips into documentary filmmaking from time to time. Last month there was A Love Letter to Winter featuring the brand’s snow sports team, and now it’s The Land of Maybe, starring The North Face’s sponsored team of rock climbers. Here’s the official synopsis: “Travel with us to […]

  • ’41x': A Short Film About Lawn Mower Racing (Video)

    ’41x': A Short Film About Lawn Mower Racing (Video)

    The Winter Olympics are currently happening in Pyongyang, which means that people all over the world are entranced by sports they probably don’t give much thought to outside of the Olympics: The luge, speed skating, snowboarding, curling. But there’s another obscure sport, not yet recognized by either of the Olympic committees, that is just as […]

  • ‘Rapture': A Hip Hop Documentary Coming to Netflix (Trailer)

    ‘Rapture': A Hip Hop Documentary Coming to Netflix (Trailer)

    Rappers Nas, Dave East, T.I., Rapsody, Logic, G-Eazy, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, 2Chainz, and Just Blaze are the subjects of a new hip hop documentary coming out later this year on Netflix. It’s called Rapture, and yesterday Netflix released an announcement trailer for the series, reportedly described by one of the show’s directors Sacha Jenkins like this: “Way back, when hip-hop culture was […]

  • ‘Dirty Money': Netflix Doc Explores Cost of Greed (Trailer)

    ‘Dirty Money': Netflix Doc Explores Cost of Greed (Trailer)

    It’s hard to open up a newspaper or check out social media these days without being reminded of ever increasing greed all around us. Alex Gibney is the documentarian behind Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and Going Clear, and he’s taken to Netflix for his next project, exploring just that subject across six different stories, covering everyone […]