Documentaries

This image released by Netflix shows Yalitza Aparicio, center, in a scene from the film "Roma," by filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron. On Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, the film was nominated for a Golden Globe award for best foreign language film. The 76th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 6. (Carlos Somonte/Netflix via AP)
December 09, 2018 - 5:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Film Critics Association on Sunday named Alfonso Cuaron's deeply personal drama "Roma" best film of the year, adding to the acclaimed film's steadily mounting honors. Cuaron's black-and-white film, a Netflix release, has been cleaning up many of the top prizes of...
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In this Wednesday Dec. 5, 2018 photo made available Thursday by Yasin Aktay, and showing Yasin Aktay an adviser to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, with US actor Sean Penn, in Ankara, Turkey. Aktay told The Associated Press Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, Penn is in Turkey working on a documentary about the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate on Oct. 2 in Istanbul. Aktay, who was a friend of Khashoggi's, was the first to alert authorities that the journalist had disappeared after entering the consulate. (Handout via AP)
December 06, 2018 - 6:47 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish official says Sean Penn is in Turkey working on a documentary about the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Yasin Aktay, an adviser to Turkey's president, tells The Associated Press on Thursday that the two-time Oscar winner...
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FILE - This image released by Disney shows characters, from left, Ralph, voiced by John C. Reilly, Yess, voiced by Taraji P. Henson and Vanellope von Schweetz, voiced by Sarah Silverman in a scene from "Ralph Breaks the Internet." Thanksgiving leftovers led the box office, as Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” grossed $25.8 million to repeat as the No. 1 film in U.S. and Canadian theaters. The “Wreck-It Ralph” sequel dropped steeply after nearly setting a Thanksgiving record last weekend. But with only one new film in wide release, nothing came close to “Ralph Breaks the Internet” in the typically quiet post-Thanksgiving weekend. (Disney via AP, File)
December 02, 2018 - 12:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — On a typically sleepy post-Thanksgiving weekend in movie theaters, leftovers led the box office with Disney's "Ralph Breaks the Internet repeating as No. 1 with $25.8 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The "Wreck-It Ralph" sequel dropped steeply (54...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2018 file photo, Ariana Grande, center, performs at Wango Tango in Los Angeles. Grande is giving fans an all-access pass into her musical life through a new documentary series on YouTube. The streaming service announced Wednesday, Nov. 28, that Grande will be featured in “Ariana Grande: Dangerous Woman Diaries.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 28, 2018 - 12:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ariana Grande is giving fans an all-access pass into her musical life through a new documentary series on YouTube. The streaming service says Grande will be featured in "Ariana Grande: Dangerous Woman Diaries." The four-part series is set to launch Thursday on the "No Tears Left...
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Actress Rachel Weisz, left, holds photos of her co-stars Emma Stone and Olivia Colman from the movie "The Favorite" as she accepts a special honor from Cynthia Nixon, right, at the 28th annual Independent Filmmaker Project's Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
November 27, 2018 - 5:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In the first major soiree of Hollywood's awards season, Chloe Zhao's elegiac, lyrical Western "The Rider" took best feature film at the 28th annual Gotham Awards. It was a surprising, but far from baffling conclusion to the Gothams, the New York-based gala for independent film, held...
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October 30, 2018 - 9:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Ava DuVernay is making a multipart documentary on Prince for Netflix with the support of the late musician's estate. The director on Tuesday confirmed Twitter reports late Monday that she's working on the film. The documentary will be made with extensive use of Prince's archives and...
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Zimbabweans watch the documentary, "Gukurahundi genocide:36 years later" during its screening in Harare, Wednesday, October 17, 2018. The screening of the documentary on massacres by the military in the 1980s ended in harsh exchanges, reflecting how the killings pose a challenge for a new president who preaches unity but refuses to apologize for his alleged role in one of the countrys deepest wounds.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
October 18, 2018 - 8:14 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A new documentary on massacres by Zimbabwe's military has led to harsh exchanges as the 1980s killings challenge a new president who preaches unity but refuses to apologize for his alleged role in one of the country's deepest wounds. The screening in the capital, Harare,...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Kevin Hart in a scene from "Night School." (Universal Pictures via AP)
October 01, 2018 - 5:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish's "Night School" opened with $27.3 million in North American ticket sales, making it the first straight-up comedy to debut No. 1 at the box office since Melissa McCarthy's "The Boss" in April 2016. In what was expected to be a close race, Universal's "...
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Director Errol Morris sits in the cinema, next to a reserved seat for Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's former chief strategist, prior to the screening of his film 'American Dharma' at the 75th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
September 05, 2018 - 1:14 pm
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris says that when he interviewed Steve Bannon for his latest film, "American Dharma," Morris likened him to Satan, and was surprised when President Donald Trump's former chief strategist "embraced the idea." Morris made the comment Wednesday at a...
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Australian filmmaker James Ricketson speaks from a prisoner van outside Phnom Penh Municipal Court, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. The 69-year-old Australian is at the court to hear his verdict Friday on a charge of violating national security that carries up to 10 years in prison. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
August 31, 2018 - 1:11 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — An Australian filmmaker arrested after flying a drone to photograph a Cambodian opposition party rally last year was convicted of spying and sentenced to six years in prison Friday. James Ricketson had faced up to 10 years in prison. Almost two dozen jailed critics or...
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