Legendary filmmaker William Friedkin – you know, the guy who directed Jade! – gets the documentary treatment with Friedkin Uncut. A cavalcade of talented folks, including Francis Ford Coppola, Quentin Tarantino, Willem Dafoe, Wes Anderson, Matthew McConaughey, and more, are all on hand to talk about what makes Friedkin so special. Watch the Friedkin Uncut trailer below.
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The internet loves cats, mostly because their eccentric and entitled behavior makes them perfect for memes. But it’s easy to forget that there are thousands of stray cats out there who need a good home, food, and someone to give them some love. That’s where the real cat lovers come in to play.
It sounds unbelievable, but there are over 500,000 stray cats in New York City alone. Since the city itself and animal control are unable to resolve the issue, a group of volunteers have taken it upon themselves to do as much as possible to help as many cats as they can. A new documentary simply calls them The Cat Rescuers, and they comb through NYC looking for cats to humanely trap, get spayed or neutered, and released – either back to their cat colonies or into someone’s warm home. Watch The Cat Rescuers trailer to meet these cat saviors and, of course, see some kitties. Read More »
Whenever smaller film trailers slip through the cracks, we try to give them a spotlight with a trailer round-up. Below you’ll see trailers for a horror-comedy, a new documentary, a creepy thriller, and a war drama from the fine folks at A24.
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In 2014, a Chinese billionaire opened a car factory in the remains of an abandoned General Motors plant located in Dayton, Ohio. The plant hired two thousand locals to come work alongside transplanted Chinese workers. The East-meets-West culture clash was almost immediate. The documentary American Factory chronicles the story with potentially powerful results. Watch the American Factory trailer below.
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Nathan Fielder brought us comedy gold in the Comedy Central series Nathan For You. The comedian bridged the world of comedy and reality makeover shows with a series that featured an awkward Fielder running a consulting firm aiming to help people looking to improve their own businesses. But the ideas Fielder often had were unconventional, questionable, and absolutely hilarious. Now Fielder will bring his unique brand of comedy with a new one-year overall deal at HBO, which includes a documentary series that feels like a kindred spirit to Nathan For You. Read More »
It’s been nearly a decade since Patrick Swayze left this world after battling pancreatic cancer for almost two years, so there’s no better time to look back fondly at the life and career of the man who made us swoon with his dance moves, smolders and roundhouse kicks.
I Am Patrick Swayze is a new documentary in the series of films from Paramount Network that look back at some of the late, great Hollywood stars who have left us far too soon. After covering the likes of Heath Ledger, Chris Farley, Richard Pryor, and Paul Walker, the latest installment brings an impressive line-up of Patrick Swayze’s co-stars to eulogize the Dirty Dancing and Ghost star, and even his wife, singer and actress Lisa Niemi partakes in the memories. Watch the I Am Patrick Swayze trailer below for a sneak peek. Read More »
Anton Yelchin would have been 30 years old this year, but the star of Green Room, Charlie Bartlett, Terminator Salvation and the Star Trek reboot franchise died in a tragic accident in June of 2016. Three years later, a new documentary called Love, Antosha looks back at the unfortunately short life of the actor who touched a lot of people, both through his work and his life. Now a new clip from the documentary features Simon Pegg telling a story that illustrates just how wonderful of a person Anton Yelchin was. Read More »
The book Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation by Blake J. Harris chronicles the rivalry between the two video game companies that squared off for console supremacy in the home in the 1990s. The seminal period in video game history is already slated to become a limited series at CBS All Access, but now the streaming service is also going to turn the book into a feature documentary with Legendary Television Studios. Read More »
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Playing together for fifty years and counting, ZZ Top is the longest-running American rock band which has kept its original members in tact. The trio, with its two frontmen known for their long beards, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame fifteen years ago, and now they’re getting the documentary treatment which traces their journey to the height of rock superstardom. Check out the trailer for ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band From Texas below. Read More »
Nanfu Wang grew up in China ashamed she had a younger brother. She didn’t know why. Matchsticks, posters, operas, parades, and walls were inscribed with maxims, like nursery rhymes, programming the ideal of the one-child family. To be in a family with two children seemed like an anomaly. Indoctrination had an incalculable impact on the elders and youths of China. Wang was no exception. She shows a photo of her child self, in a choir where she sang about the evils about having more than one child.
Directed Wang and Lynn Zhang, both of whom had first-hand experiences with the psychological effects of the one-child policy, One Child Nation assembles interviews with Wang’s family members, acquaintances, ex-officials, propaganda artists, ex-traffickers who carried abandoned babies to sell to orphanages, American adoptive parents assembling a database to reunite torn-apart families, an exiled Chinese journalist, and a girl bereaved over her missing twin. Woven in are her personal perceptions, shaped by the birth of Wang’s son.
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