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
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What Films Give Us the Most Long-Term Scares?
This Halloween do you want a film to give you cheap, fleeting scares? Or do you want a documentary that will give you fears for a very long time?
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‘Particle Fever’ Tops This Week’s Nonfics Home Picks
This week's recommended documentaries to watch on Netflix and other home viewing platforms includes 'Particle Fever' and 'The Queen of Versailles.' Also inside is our guide to all the rest of the docs new to DVD, Blu-ray, Netflix Instant, Amazon Instant and more. Also check out our weekly TV guide.
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Are There Any Acceptable Documentary-Inspired Halloween Costumes?
Continuing the discussion of what's respectful and what's not with real-life, non-celebrity documentary characters, just how many of them are ripe for cosplay and Halloween dress-up?
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‘The Look of Silence’ Trailer
'The Look of Silence,' Joshua Oppenheimer's follow-up to 'The Act of Killing' opens next summer.
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‘F for Fake,’ ‘Los Angeles Plays Itself’ and ‘We the Economy’ Top This Week’s Nonfics Home Picks
This week's recommended documentaries to watch on Netflix and other home viewing platforms includes Orson Welles's 'F for Fake,' Thom Andersen's 'Los Angeles Plays Itself,' the Morgan Spurlock productions 'We the Economy' and 'A Brony Tale,' Ashley Sabin and David Redmon's 'Downeast' and two finalists for the next documentary short Oscar. Also inside is our guide to all the rest of the docs new to DVD, Blu-ray, Netflix Instant, Amazon Instant and more. Also check out our weekly TV guide.
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8 Short Documentaries Named to 2014 Oscar Shortlist Include the Stunning ‘White Earth’
This year's Oscar shortlist for the documentary shorts category includes the stunning 'White Earth,' plus 'The Lion's Mouth Opens,' a new film by former nominee Lucy Walker ('The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom'). They come from as far as China, Poland and Mexico and deal with such subject matter as cancer, rare and incurable disease, veterans' trauma, the loss of children to a disaster, the North Dakota oil boom, a famous artist and animal slaughter.
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DOC NYC 2014 Lineup Includes ‘The Yes Men Are Revolting’ and Wiseman’s ‘High School’
The 5th annual edition of the DOC NYC documentary festival will be held November 13-20.
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‘Love Meetings,’ ‘Return to Homs’ and ‘Private Violence’ Top This Week’s Nonfics Home Picks
This week's recommended documentaries to watch on Netflix and other home viewing platforms includes Pasolini's 'Love Meetings,' Sundance winner 'Return to Homs,' HBO's 'Private Violence,' 'The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin,' the '30 for 30' installment 'The Price of Gold,' Joe Berlinger's 'Whitey: United States of America v James J. Bulger' and AJ Schnack's new series 'Midterms.' Also inside is our guide to all the rest of the docs new to DVD, Blu-ray, Netflix Instant, Amazon Instant and more. Also check out our weekly TV guide.
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‘America: Imagine a World Without Her’ Review: Imagine a World With Better Right-Wing Documentaries
Dinesh D'Souza and John Sullivan ('2016: Obama's America') are back with another right-wing documentary, this time taking on the influence of Howard Zinn and Saul Alinsky that have caused much of the population to feel ashamed to live in the United States. With historical reenactment and a checklist of criticisms against America to address, the film aims to remind us why this nation is the greatest.
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‘CITIZENFOUR’ Trailer
CITIZENFOUR, Laura Poitras's documentary about Edward Snowden, opens October 24th.