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‘Maiden’ and ‘Apollo 11’ Lead Oscar Documentary Feature Shortlist

The sailing documentary “Maiden” and the chronicle of the first trip to the moon, “Apollo 11,” are among the 15 titles that made this year’s shortlist for the Oscars’ Best Documentary Feature race.The shortlist also included two films about Syria, “For Sama” and “The Cave”; the first film produced by Barack and Michelle Obama’s production […]

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Indie Box Office: ‘The Farewell’ Hits Top 10 as Non-Fiction ‘Honeyland’ Builds Buzz

It was more of same at specialized theaters this weekend. Documentaries dominated the openings, led by buzzy “Honeyland” (Neon), while response continues strong for family movie “The Farewell” (A24). Lulu Wang’s Sundance narrative dramedy starring Awkwafina bucked the current documentary trend by landing among the weekend’s Top 10 grossers, even in limited release.Among the newbies, […]

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‘The Great Hack’ Trailer: Netflix Documentary Chronicles Facebook’s Great Privacy Scandal

It’s been a year since the Cambridge Analytica scandal revealed that the company had been harvesting personal data from 87 million Facebook profiles to use to skew public perception for the purposes of political campaigns. Still today, few people know what to do with the information that our personal information is out in the open, […]

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