This week’s recommended documentaries to watch on Netflix and other home viewing platforms include Robert Greene’s ‘Actress,’ a new Showtime doc that pairs fittingly with that (‘That Gal…Who Was In That Thing’), airings on TCM of ‘Grey Gardens’ and Varda’s ‘Du Cote de la Cote,’ plus the decent films ‘Farmland,’ ‘A Life in Dirty Movies’ and ‘Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This is Stones Throw Records.’
Also inside is our guide to all the rest of the docs new to DVD, Blu-ray, Netflix Instant, Amazon Instant and more. Plus, check out our weekly TV guide.
‘Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation’ is a birthday portrait of iconic progressive publication The Nation, America’s oldest weekly newsmagazine, from two-time Oscar winner Barbara Kopple (‘Harlan County USA’).
In this week’s episode, Daniel and Christopher are joined by Kristy Puchko (Cinema Blend; PopCrush) to discuss Lotfy Nathan’s ’12 O’Clock Boys,’ which is one of the most critically acclaimed and honored docs of 2014 so far. Somehow the three of us are united in not thinking it’s such a great film, though it is definitely one with a lot to discuss.