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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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The 14 Best Documentaries of 2014
From biographical portraits, seafaring adventures and a trip through an art museum to issues regarding privacy, war, decolonization and racism, 2014 was a varied year for docs. It was an incredibly difficult task to choose only 14 titles -- and rank them -- for this year's best-of list.
Documentary Classics Into the Arms of Strangers
Holocaust Docs ‘Into the Arms of Strangers’ and ‘V-E +1′ Among National Film Registry Additions
This year’s crop of 25 additions to the National Film Registry includes a wide variety of musicals, war movies, teen comedy, stoner
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‘Expedition to the End of the World’ and ‘The Sheik and I’ Top This Week’s Nonfics Home Picks
This week's recommended documentaries to watch on Netflix and other home viewing platforms include one of the best films of 2014 ('Expedition to the End of the World'), one of the best films of 2013 ('The Trials of Muhammad Ali') a bunch of favorites from 2012 ('The Sheik and I,' 'Planet of Snail,' 'Fake It So Real' and 'The Invisible War') and the breakout 2009 doc by Jessica Oreck, 'Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo.' Also inside is our guide to all the rest of the docs new to DVD, Blu-ray, Netflix Instant, Amazon Instant and more. Plus, check out our weekly TV guide.
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What Might Have Been Nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Documentary of 2014?
Presuming the star-obsessed reputation of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is true, a documentary category might be filled with celebrity powered nonfiction films. We've selected 10 titles released in 2014 that could have fit that qualification.
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‘Regen,’ ‘1989’ and ‘Party Monster’ Top This Week’s Nonfics Home Picks
This week's recommended documentaries to watch on Netflix and other home viewing platforms include a classic city symphony film from Joris Ivens, the new doc from Anders Ostergaard, one of the best docs on LGBT culture plus 'A Band Called Death,' 'Beauty is Embarrassing,' 'Air Guitar Nation' and 'One Rogue Reporter.' 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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Guide to All the Sundance 2015 Documentary Competition Titles, With Trailers Where Available
Here is everything you need to know about the two documentary competition programs this year, complete with trailers and stills where available. Many of these are likely to be the docs we discuss all year long and will probably dominate the next Oscar shortlist.
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‘Monkey Kingdom’ Trailer
The latest from Disneynature opens on Earth Day, April 17, 2015.
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‘Concerning Violence’ Review: A Stunning, Startling Film on African Decolonization
Sundance '11 editing award winner Goran Hugo Olsson follows his fresh take on the compilation film, 'The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975,' with a new documentary that is formally and thematically similar, only focused on African decolonization around the same time period. Based on Frantz Fanon's 'The Wretched of the Earth' and again consisting of Swedish Television archives, the film features voiceover read by Lauryn Hill.
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Drew Associates Classics and ‘Kids for Cash’ Top This Week’s Nonfics Home Picks
This week's recommended documentaries to watch on Netflix and other home viewing platforms include a pack of ten Drew Associates works online for the first time, another classic from Drew vet Al Mayseles, with his brother, plus the underrated films 'Kids for Cash,' 'Medora,' 'Out of the Clear Blue Sky,' 'Documented' and 'Fifi Howls From Happiness.' 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.