Christopher Campbell is the managing editor of Nonfics and a freelance writer and editor for Film School Rejects, and Fandango. In the past he has contributed to Indiewire, MTV News, Movieline, Paste, 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.
Trailers Trapped
‘Trapped’ Trailer
The latest from Dawn Porter (Gideon's Army) follows the struggles of clinic workers and lawyers trying keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women.
In Theaters Welcome to Leith
Now On DVD: ‘Welcome to Leith’ Chronicles a Complex Conflict Between a Hate Group and a Group of Haters
Directed by Flex is Kings collaborators Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher K. Walker, Welcome to Leith is a documentary that chronicles a complex conflict between neo-Nazis and the residents of a town they've infiltrated.
Features Crazy Love (Magnolia Pictures)
100 Must-See Documentaries Streaming on Netflix This February
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 100 recommended documentaries now available, as of February 1st, to stream on the site. This should keep you busy for a while.
Reviews Sundance Institute
‘Gleason’ Maintains a Brilliant Balance of Tears and Laughter
Clay Tweel (Finders Keepers, Print the Legend) directed this documentary that follows the life of former NFL player Steve Gleason after he's diagnosed with ALS.
Reviews Sundance Institute
‘The Blackout Experiments’ is a Terribly Ineffective Nonfiction Horror Film
The Blackout Experiments is a documentary for the midnight movie crowd, a look at an extreme horror theater experience called Blackout.
Reviews Sundance Institute
‘Nuts!’ is an Off-the-Wall Animated Documentary About the Citizen Kane of Medical Quackery
This animated documentary by Penny Lane (Our Nixon) depicts the life story of John R. Brinkley, a quack doctor who got rich during the Great Depression allegedly curing impotence by giving men goat testicle glands.
Reviews 4th Row Films
‘Kate Plays Christine’ Plays With Form in Ways Rarely Seen in American Documentary
Robert Greene's Kate Plays Christine follows actress Kate Lyn Sheil as she prepares for a new role: a real news reporter who killed herself on the air in the 1970s. But this is not your typical documentary character study.
Reviews Sundance Institute
‘The Lovers and the Despot’ is a Gripping True Story of Movie Stars, Secret Spies and Kim Jong-il
The Lovers and the Despot is an incredible documentary about the time Kim Jong-il kidnapped a popular actress and filmmaker from South Korea to benefit the cinema of North Korea, directed by Ross Adam and Robert Cannan and edited by Jim Hessions (Rich Hill).
Reviews Sundance Institute
‘Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang’ is an Endearing Portrait of an Explosive Artist
Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang is the latest documentary from Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald ('One Day in September').
Features Field of Vision
The Most Important Discussion of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Begins With a Short
The big conversation at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival kicks off with a short documentary on gun violence and continues with more films on the issue.