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Noteworthy American Documentary Filmmakers

Lower digital equipment costs, crowd-funding and inexpensive online distribution models open the door to many first-time documentary filmmakers. These beginners follow in the footsteps of many iconic directors of the past. Learn more about some of these noteworthy American documentary filmmakers....(more)

Nature Documentaries: An Inside Look at the Film "African Cats"

"African Cats" tells the intimate life story of a close-knit pack of cheetahs and lions. This nature documentary promotes the "Save the Savanna" initiative by the African Wildlife Foundation and the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. Producers Keith Scholey and Alastair Fothergill use real footage from Kenya's Maasi Mara National Reserve to show the animals' daily lives as they struggle to survive. The film is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson....(more)

Discover College Documentary Films

Many of today's top filmmakers started their careers in film schools. Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and John Lassiter are perfect examples. These directors learned their craft making college films, including documentaries, animation, comedies, and dramas. Schools like the New York Film Academy or Columbia University staged festivals for their students' films. Moreover, numerous film festivals gave new works exposure....(more)

Documentaries: The Process of Turning a Current Event Into a Movie

Documentaries are tremendously enjoyable and helpful films. They do everything from raising awareness of a certain event or phenomenon to informing and persuading viewers about a certain issue. The process of creating a documentary is not easy. It greatly mirrors the process of creating a dramatic film, but the thrust of a documentary is very different. Creating a documentary is nothing less than turning a current event into a movie....(more)


8 Best Gangster Movies

Gangster movies have become an integral part of film culture, and some of these titles have profoundly influenced the film industry forever....(more)

8 Indie Films That Actually Didn't Stink

Anyone can respect an indie film, but these in particular left a lasting impression on us all. Here's to 8 indie films that actually didn't stink....(more)

The 5 Best Love Stories of All Time

Nothing is better than snuggling up with your loved one and getting lost together in a love story movie. Seeing your favorite actor or actress falling in love on the big screen can take you to a place of joy. These timeless movies remind people about the emotion of love, and for a moment, let them forget about its reality. With their engulfing plots and captivating characters, these five feature films are classic love stories that have stood the test of time....(more)

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Recent Movie Endings That Made You Want To Scream

We look back on some of the decade's most frustrating, obvious, and downright stupid endings of otherwise good movies....(more)

8 Movies That Disappointed Everyone

Whether a remake of a beloved cinema classic or an innovative genre mashup, these 8 movies were surrounded by hype and fanfare. Yet, even with great directors and big budgets, they still failed miserably. Below are 8 of Hollywood's most disappointing movies ever....(more)

All About the MPAA R-Rating for Films

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) states that the R rating (short for restricted) means a film contains adult material. Children under the age of 17 are not allowed to attend R-rated films unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Here is a brief overview of the R rating from its inception to critiques of the rating....(more)

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Marc Eastman has been writing movie reviews for over 12 years, contributing to several websites. In 2008 he launched his own blog/site,, and quickly became a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association. He also co-hosts the RU? Instant Reaction Review podcast, where he tries to take some of... Read More

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