The history, the heroes, and the scandals... And yes, we included Ken Burns' lengthy miniseries.
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Author: Cole Henry
Cole Henry is a media theory and philosophy student at Georgia State University, as well as a freelance writer and editor. He is quite interested in every aspect of documentary cinema, and can usually be found reading, writing, running, adding items to his Criterion Collection shopping cart, and eating tacos.
For Discovery Channel, Oscar-winning filmmaker Ross Kaufman ('Born Into Brothels') shines a spotlight on the importance of tiger conservation.
Mark Cousins ('The Story of Film: An Odyssey') studies the sketches and paintings of Orson Welles in order to better understand a man who has become near-mythic.
Former US Marine Corps combat cameraman Miles Lagoze presents the footage that was never meant to be seen.
Whether or not you like Talking Heads, the Rolling Stones, Jay-Z, or the other performers in these documentaries, they're still essential viewing.
The challenges faced by Bergman, Spielberg, Herzog, Coppola, Gilliam, and more famous filmmakers lay bare in these phenomenal making-of films.
Space is on our minds once again thanks to 'Apollo 11' and the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. Here are the greatest films on the subject.
From chronicles of 19th-century murderers through the latest true crime work by Joe Berlinger, these are the best nonfiction film portraits of serial killers.