Tagged: documentary

Review: ‘Happy People: A Year in the Taiga’ brings cold perspective

For any first-world inhabitant complaining about working on weekends, office morale, or especially about cold weather in the winter, Happy People: A Year in the Taiga is sure to put things in perspective.

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Review: ‘The Ambassador’ is the Bravest Movie of the Year

Danish journalist Mads Brügger ventures into the seedy underbelly of African politics in this documentary.

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‘The Queen of Versailles’: From Riches to Rags, from Tragedy to Comedy

"Life is a comedy to those who think," wrote Boris de Schloezer, "and a tragedy to those who feel." Had Lauren Greenfield's documentary The Queen of Versailles, about a billionaire attempting to build the largest single-family home in America, come out two years ago it may have very well felt like a tragedy.

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5 Documentaries Scarier Than Horror Movies

We tell horror stories as a relief from the terrors of reality. But what happens when there's no such relief? Dan Schindel offers five documentaries that bring forward very real, very intimidating horrors.

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Interview: Whitney Smith, Director of ‘Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston’

Whitney Smith, director of "Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston," cast himself as a fashion outsider chasing one of America's great designers. He talks to Picktainment's Lilit Marcus about whether it worked.

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Academy Behind the “Times” When Picking Docs

A recent rule change in the qualifications for what documentaries can be nominated for an Oscar shows that the Academy isn’t keeping up with changing landscape of documentary filmmaking.

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Review: ‘Chasing Madoff’

Paul Hansen examines Chasing Madoff, a new documentary chronicling investigator Harry Markopolos' decade-long quest to expose Madoff's Ponzi scheme.

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Top 20 Documentaries of All Time

Apparently Morgan Spurlock is going to host a show where he counts down the best documentaries of all time. Since asking Spurlock to host such a show is like asking Avril Lavigne to host a countdown of the best bands of all time, we here at Picktainment are going to beat him to the punch. So here are the top 20 documentaries of all time and one honorable mention.

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