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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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‘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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The hit of the New York Film Festival and now a certain frontrunner (possibly neck in neck with Life Itself) for this
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NYFF 14: Frederick Wiseman’s ‘National Gallery’ is a Masterpiece of Impression
Frederick Wiseman continues his phase focused on the arts and its spectators with a trip to London's National Gallery, one of the most prestigious art museums in the world. He filmed the institution for 12 weeks in 2012 and the result is this magnificent portrait of the place inside and out, mostly with attention to themes of context of exhibition and ways of seeing.
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‘The Overnighters’ Review: A Brilliantly Snowballing Drama of the Human Condition
Jesse Moss, director of 'Full Battle Rattle' and producer of 'William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe,' delivers his best work yet with this story of a modern boomtown in North Dakota and a pastor who can't get much local support as he aids the migrants arriving in the area daily. At once an observational character study, ultimately the film taps into the modern American Dream fueled by hope and desperation.
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‘Roger & Me, ‘Last Hijack’ and ‘Photographic Memory’ Top This Week’s Nonfics Home Picks
Our latest streaming and rental recommendations include the 25th Anniversary anniversary of 'Roger & Me,' 'Last Hijack,' 'Photographic Memory,' 'American Promise,' 'Caucus,' 'Justin Bieber: Never Say Never' and 'Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present.' 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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‘The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin’ is a Necessary Introduction to the Virtual Currency
'The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin' is a documentary that has divided us in opinion here at Nonfics, so we're posting both. Here we have the positive take on the film, which chronicles the history of the titular virtual currency in a way that had reviewer Christopher Campbell feeling like he was watching very important events unfold.