AUTHOR
Christopher Campbell is the managing editor of Nonfics and a freelance writer and editor for Film School Rejects, Movies.com, Fandango, RogerEbert.com and Moviefone. In the past he has contributed to Indiewire, MTV News, Movieline, Fandango, Spout, Documentary Magazine, Cinematical, Screen Crush, Pajiba, First Showing and The Documentary Channel Blog. He began writing film criticism and covering film festivals for a zine called Read, back when a zine could actually get you Sundance press credentials. Since then he has received a Master's degree in Cinema Studies from NYU, where he concentrated on nonfiction film.
STORIES BY CHRISTOPHER CAMPBELL
Features Grizzly Man
150 Must-See Documentaries Streaming on Netflix This August
Because some people don't think there's anything good to watch on Netflix Watch Instantly anymore, we've compiled an updated list of our top 150 recommended documentaries now available, as of August 1st, to stream on the site. This should keep you busy for a while.
Home Viewing THAT SUGAR FILM
‘That Sugar Film’ Is a Flashy Remake of ‘Super Size Me’ Focused On Sugar Consumption
Directed by and starring Australian actor Damon Gamaeu, this documentary takes Morgan Spurlock's approach to address global health issues associated with sugar consumption.
Discussion I Am Cait
What Is the Difference Between “Reality Series” and “Documentary Series”?
With the debut of I Am Cait on E! and its being described as a "documentary series," we address the distinction between that term and "reality series."
Features mama sherpas
When Great Documentaries Have Very Limited Appeal and That’s Okay
The Mama Sherpas, a new documentary produced by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein (The Business of Being Born) has limited appeal but aims for utmost quality.
News Netflix
Netflix Earns Its First Nominations for News & Documentary Emmys
For the first time ever, Netflix has received nominations for News & Documentary Emmys, with both The E-Team and Mission Blue recognized in multiple categories.
Discussion THINKFilm
Viral Videos Are Rendering Checkbook Documentaries Obsolete
Checkbook documentaries are those that inspire specified charity for just the subjects on screen. And they're unnecessary as long as YouTube is around.
Reviews Web Junkie - Dogwoof Documentary 3
‘Web Junkie’ is a Terribly Inadequate Film About Internet Addiction
Morgan Spurlock is one of the executive producers of this documentary on a rehab bootcamp outside Beijing for teenagers with Internet addiction. As one of a number of new films about the issue of online gaming and our world's greater dependency on the web, it shows us how one part of the world is dealing with a quickly changing society immersed in virtual connections. But is it the fault of the technology? Dysfunctional families? Government restrictions? Unfortunately this film doesn't go deep enough to really ask let alone answer these questions.
In Theaters Amy
‘Amy’ Employs Paparazzi Footage As the Villain to Amy Winehouse’s Damsel in Distress
Director Asif Kapadia and editor Chris King, who previously collaborated on Senna, are back with another affecting rush of archival material for a biographical documentary on Amy Winehouse.
Features Act of Killing
150 Must-See Documentaries Streaming on Netflix This July
Because some people don't think there's anything good to watch on Netflix Watch Instantly anymore, we've compiled an updated list of our top 150 recommended documentaries now available, as of July 1st, to stream on the site. This should keep you busy for a while.