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.
This is not a review, but it is about how terrific the film is.
Not into theoretical particle physics? Or you think it'll be too over your head? Don't worry, because thanks to director Mark Levinson, editor Walter Murch and the art collective MK12, 'Particle Fever' is a delightfully captivating experience of the Large Hadron Collider launch.
Dana Nachman's 'Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World,' which is co-written and edited by 'Dear Zachary' director Kurt Kuenne, lays out the whole, straight story of "Batkid," a little boy with leukemia who became a superhero for a day thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the city of San Francisco and more than 10,000 supporters, including President Obama.
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 October 1st, to stream on the site. This should keep you busy for a while.
Seth Gordon ('The King of Kong') produced this documentary directed by Clay Tweel ('Print the Legend') and Bryan Carberry that delves deeper into humanity that it seems on the surface. The focus is on two men battling for the custody of one of the men's amputated legs, which had been acquired by the other in an auction. It's a wild tale, stranger than fiction for sure, but also ultimately a familiar and complex portrait of two antagonists that comes close but never reaches the tabloid sensationalism you expect.