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Cinema Eye Honors Go to Non-Fiction Oscar Contenders ‘Collective’ and ‘Boys State’

The documentary film community gathered virtually on Facebook Tuesday night to chat and cheer each other on at the annual Cinema Eye Honors Awards. Oscar ballots are due Wednesday at 5pm Pt, and many documentary branch voters were on the livestream.At the start of the evening, as we waited for the pre-taped presentation to begin, […]

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‘Dissident’ Producer Thor Halvorssen on Alleged Saudi Troll Campaign Against Film on Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb

In his review of Bryan Fogel’s “The Dissident,” about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, Variety critic Owen Gleiberman notes that the investigative doc “has the shadow intrigue of cyber-warfare” including the hacking of Jeff Bezos’ cell phone and the army of trolls it exposes, allegedly hired to crush voices against the Saudi kingdom on Twitter.That […]

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/Filmcast Ep. 602 – One Night In Miami (Guest: Kendra James from Startrek.com)

David, Devindra, and Jeff chat about WandaVision, The Dissident, and the last day of the Trump presidency. For the feature review, the cast is joined by Kendra James, producer of the Official Star Trek Podcast, to review One Night in Miami, the new film directed by Regina King. The Slashfilmcast is launching a Patreon! Support […]

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This Week In Trailers: Cowboys, Breaking News in Yuba County, Dear Comrades!, The Dissident, Lapsis

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week, […]

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Bryan Fogel on Why Netflix and Streamers Were Scared of Releasing ‘The Dissident’

Bryan Fogel’s “The Dissident” was too hot to handle.The documentary about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist and political activist who was allegedly killed in 2018 on the orders of the Saudi Royal Family, was one of the hottest films at last year’s Sundance. It had glowing reviews, a ripped from the headlines subject, […]

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Filmmakers Attribute Growing Demand for Documentaries to Streaming Sites

Documentary and docuseries creators have found themselves amidst a rapidly expanding market for their work.During the FYC Fest documentary roundtable, Variety‘s Matt Donnelley discussed the state of documentary filmmaking with panelists including “Time” director Garrett Bradley, “Boys State” director Amanda McBaine, “Rebuilding Paradise” director Ron Howard, “The Dissident” director Bryan Fogle, “Welcome to Chechnya” director […]

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