Chris Brown, woman batterer, is releasing a new documentary entitled Welcome to My Life. It would be difficult to not touch on Rihanna in a Chris Brown documentary, but there’s something about Brown hinging his trailer his domestic abuse scandal that just doesn’t sit right with me. It’s as if he’s saying “Yes, we all know I’m… More »
Snoop Dogg has launched a new series on his amazing YouTube channel “Merry Jane.” The series is called “Planet Snoop,” where he narrates animal scenes in true perfect Snoop style. Basically a nature documentary style-show but where it’s just Snoop getting high and commenting on nature. Um, perfect?
Some observations include: “This squirrel… More »
The Tribeca Film Festival kicks off on April 13, but the recently released line-up has got people really pissed off — with good reason. The film festival, which was founded in 2002 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in an attempt to revitalize downtown NYC after 9/11, usually has quite a few… More »
Feminist, writer, director, and mother of the modern rom-com, Nora Ephron passed away due to leukemia complications four years ago. Ephron was known for creating strong, female characters that “say it like it is” and her many published essays that do just that. Then why was she so secretive about her battle with such a severe… More »
If you’ve ever co-opted their gang sign, you’ll want to read this More »
It’s a filthy, nauseating, infuriating job, but somebody’s got to do it. More »
“I wondered about a lot of things.” YOU AND ME BOTH, SISTER. More »
Malala Yousafzai is one of the few strangers with the ability to consistently make me cry. It could be an interview where she calls Obama out about drones, or a quote from her about equal-opportunity education for girls, or even just the passing reflection of her face from a bus or billboard or ghost in… More »
It’s the brainchild of Jose Antonio Vargas, who is thankfully not white, just FYI. More »
The soundtrack for the widely-acclaimed Netflix documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” is a stunning collection of old friends and new, gathering together to put their own spin on Nina Simone’s classic songs. NPR First Listen — the best way to listen to new music these days, honestly — has the soundtrack streaming until its release… More »
The son of Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy, Adam Nimoy raised over $600,000 through Kickstarter to make a documentary that will focus on the pop icon and his legacy, having received little interest from film studios.
Adam Nimoy is a TV director and film professor, so the production, titled “For the Love of… More »
Mike Huckabee and Rand Paul appear in documentary with the pastor who helped create Uganda’s notorious “Kill The Gays” bill. More »
Set your DVR. Tonight at 9 p.m., HBO will premiere “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” a documentary about the Nirvana frontman produced by his daughter Frances Bean Cobain, and trust me, you do not want to miss it. I got a chance to see the film on Friday and have not stopped thinking about it… More »
“It’s the JFK assassination of our time!” I kept squawking at my boyfriend who was trying to read me a New York Times article that was being published almost in real time with Sunday night’s series finale of HBO’s surprise hit docuseries “The Jinx.” He paused from reading aloud in his version of Bobby Durst’s… More »
Robert Durst, the New York real estate heir who is the subject of HBO’s six-part docuseries “The Jinx,” was arrested today in New Orleans on a warrant in a homicide investigation in Los Angeles. While little is known about the investigation, many suspect its related to the execution-style murder of Durst’s friend Susan Berman in… More »
Just a day ago, the Indian Parliament banned an airing of BBC’s latest Storyville documentary, “India’s Daughter,” which focuses on the brutal 2012 Delhi rape of 23-year old Jyoti Singh, who was gang raped by four men on a public bus as she returned home from seeing a movie with a male companion. Singh died… More »
“Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief,” which premiered this past Sunday at Sundance, promises a variety of disturbing revelations about the secretive and notoriously vindictive church founded by science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard.
Along with the stuff we’re used to hearing — like how the church abuses its members and destroys families,… More »
In their new documentary, “Weed The People,” filmmakers Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein profile the story of Sophie Ryan, who at seven months, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. After much research and investigation, Sophie’s parents turned to medicinal cannabis oil, and the results were almost unbelieveable — the treatment was shrinking Sophie’s tumor. More »