A New Documentary Explores the World of Bruce Lee Knockoffs

With the possible exception of James Dean, no actor left a bigger impact on the world of film in fewer onscreen appearances than Bruce Lee. While Lee headlined only four martial arts movies during his lifetime, those films — especially the fourth, Enter the Dragon, which Lee finished only a few months before his death — became so … Read more

Netflix Documentary Explores Jennifer Pan’s Infamous Murder-For-Hire Case

Disclaimer: The article contains mentions of murder. Reader discretion is advised. Netflix’s upcoming documentary What Jennifer Did will re-examine the gruesome murder-for-hire case. The documentary primarily focuses on a woman named Jennifer Pan, who called 911 on November 8, 2010, and told the dispatcher that unknown assailants shot her parents. The culprits fled the scene after committing the … Read more

Steve! (Martin): A Documentary in Two Pieces movie review (2024)

And that’s what makes the second half, subtitled “Now,” a masterstroke on Neville’s part. After 90 minutes of photos and clips, the second part of “Steve!” opens with Martin himself walking into his kitchen, chit-chatting and telling jokes, almost mocking the very fact that a movie is being made about him. Ending the first half … Read more

Exclusive Dawn Dusk Trailer Previews the Designer Documentary

ComingSoon is debuting an exclusive Dawn Dusk festival trailer for the documentary about leather bag designer Chelli Look. The film will have its world premiere on 2:30 p.m. on March 24 at the American Documentary & Animation Film Festival in Palm Springs. You can now buy tickets for the showing. “Dawn Dusk is an intimate, … Read more

America’s Greatest Threat? A New Documentary Argues It’s Christian Nationalism | Interviews

“God & Country,” which is produced by Rob Reiner, opens today. Earlier this week, I spoke to Partland via Zoom, curious to probe the troubling implications of his film. Below, Partland discusses his own religious background, why he thinks those on the left need to find common ground with moderate religious conservatives, and what’s up … Read more

The Space Race Trailer Previews National Geographic’s Astronaut Documentary

National Geographic has released a new The Space Race trailer for the documentary about the first Black pilots, engineers and scientists to become astronauts amidst the space race. The film will debut on National Geographic on Monday, February 12 and on Disney+ the next day. “The Space Race weaves together the stories of Black astronauts … Read more

Christopher Reeve Sundance documentary may sell to Warner Bros for $15 million

Super/Man, the Christopher Reeve documentary that was the talk of the Sundance Film Festival, is likely to be acquired by Warner Bros for a cool $15 million. Having just attended the 2024 Sundance Film Festival, I can testify that none of the movies I saw here received the overwhelming emotional reaction that Super/Man: The Christopher … Read more

Infamous ‘Star Wars Holiday Special’ Gets Its Own Documentary

Coming December 5, just in time for the holiday season, is A Disturbance In The Force. It’s a documentary about the oft-parodied Star Wars Holiday Special. The film features behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the special, which must have been a joy for all of those involved. The documentary premiered at South By Southwest earlier this year, and … Read more

Black Harvest Film Festival 2023: Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes, Black Barbie: A Documentary, We Were Meant To, Burnt Milk | Festivals & Awards

Not only did Black Harvest Film Festival feature a band of boundary pushing features, there were also smart, imaginative shorts too. Tari Wariebi’s “We Were Meant To,” which initially premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2023, comes out of the AFI Conservatory. The film elegantly mixes fable with political subtext through a community of Black men … Read more

Jamie Lee Curtis Produced Debra Hill Documentary to Begin Production

Hollywood Trailblazer: The Debra Hill Story, the Jamie Lee Curtis-produced documentary about the late writer/producer, will begin production with Causeway Pictures. Queen of the Hill The documentary is set to be directed by Irish filmmakers Jim McMorrow and Margaret McGoldrick, and it will tell the story of Hill, who wrote and produced many films with … Read more