Documentaries

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2000 file photo, British filmmaker Lewis Gilbert poses for a photograph. Producers say Gilbert, who directed dozens of movies including three James Bond thrillers, has died at 97, it was reported on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (William Conran/PA via AP, File)
February 27, 2018 - 3:10 pm
LONDON (AP) — Director Lewis Gilbert, whose dozens of movies included three James Bond thrillers —"You Only Live Twice," ''The Spy Who Loved Me" and "Moonraker" — and the Swinging London classic "Alfie," has died at 97, colleagues said Tuesday. Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson...
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Guillermo del Toro poses in the press room with a plaque honoring his nomination for outstanding directorial achievement in a feature film for "The Shape of Water" at the 70th annual Directors Guild of America Awards at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
February 04, 2018 - 9:38 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The fantasy romance "The Shape of Water" added another key prize in its awards season run with Guillermo del Toro's win at the Directors Guild Awards Saturday. "The Shape of Water," about a mute woman who falls in love with an underwater creature, has emerged as the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2017 file photo, actress Viola Davis poses in the press room at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Davis Davis produced and narrates the documentary series “Two Sides,” airing on TV One. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
January 28, 2018 - 12:27 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Viola Davis knows how to make an audience see into the heart of a character, whether a burdened mother in "Doubt" or the flawed attorney in "How to Get Away with Murder." She hopes the same holds true for the critical issue examined by the documentary series "Two Sides," the...
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This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Daniela Vega in a scene from, "A Fantastic Woman." The film was nominated for an Oscar for best foreign picture on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. The 90th Oscars will air live on ABC on Sunday, March 4. (Sony Pictures Classics via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 4:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar nods for women and minorities drew many of the headlines in Tuesday's nominations, but this year's Academy Awards also mark a breakthrough for transgender filmmakers. Yance Ford, the director of the documentary "Strong Island" and a trans man, became the first transgender...
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January 23, 2018 - 11:28 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The maker of the documentary "Last Men in Aleppo" has made Oscars history for his war-torn country, Syria. The 90-minute documentary is the first Syrian film to be nominated for an Academy Award. Firas Fayyad, the Syrian director and writer of the film who is also from Aleppo, called...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from "Wonder Woman." The Patty Jenkins-directed blockbuster received zero Oscar nominations Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, even in a year that was surprisingly friendly to big budget hits. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 10:46 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It is a mathematical impossibility for a group of Oscar nominations to please everyone, but this year came pretty close with meaningful love for "Get Out," ''Lady Bird" and "Phantom Thread," and the history-making nomination of "Mudbound" director of photography Rachel Morrison,...
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FILE - In this June 2, 1953 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II wearing the bejeweled Imperial Crown and carrying the Orb and Scepter with Cross, leaves Westminster Abbey, London, at the end of her coronation ceremony. Queen Elizabeth II reveals the secrets of giving a speech while wearing a weighty crown, in unusually candid comments that are part of a new documentary to be aired on the BBC on Sunday Jan. 14, 2018, on her coronation and the symbolism of the crown jewels. (AP Photo/File)
January 12, 2018 - 9:01 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has revealed the secrets of giving a speech while wearing a weighty crown, in unusually candid comments in a new documentary on her 1953 coronation and the symbolism of the crown jewels. Among the revelations of the BBC program airing Sunday is that the...
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FILE - In this April 22, 2015 file photo, Ronan Farrow attends the Sixth Annual Women in the World Summit opening night in New York. Farrow, who has written extensively about sexual misconduct charges against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein for the New Yorker magazine, has signed a three-year television deal with HBO. Farrow will develop and star in a series of documentary specials focused on the abuse of power by individuals and institutions, the network said. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 11, 2018 - 3:55 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the TV critics meeting in Pasadena, California (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Is four and a half hours of Garry Shandling too much? Not to filmmaker Judd Apatow, who produced an upcoming HBO documentary on him. Apatow describes Shandling as a mentor. He wrote for...
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This frame of a video taken by the Italian Coast Guard on Jan. 6, 2018, in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, shows migrants being rescued from dinghies as they try to cross to Italy. As many as 64 African migrants, including a mother whose surviving 3-year-old child desperately clung to her, are feared dead after a traffickers’ overcrowded rubber dinghy from Libya started taking on water and deflating in the Mediterranean Sea. (Italian Coast Guard via Ap Photo)
January 11, 2018 - 8:40 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the migration issues in Europe (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Austria's new interior minister is denying that he intended any provocation in saying asylum-seekers should be held in a "concentrated" fashion at accommodation centers. Herbert Kickl is a member of the...
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FILE- In this Oct. 27, 2017, file photo, actress Rose McGowan speaks at the inaugural Women's Convention in Detroit. Actress and activist McGowan will be the subject of a new documentary TV series. E! said Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2017, it will air the first part of “Citizen Rose” on Jan. 30, which coincides with the release of her memoir, “Brave.” (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
January 02, 2018 - 11:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress and activist Rose McGowan will be the subject of a new documentary TV series. E! said Tuesday it will air the first part of "Citizen Rose" on Jan. 30, which coincides with the release of her memoir, "Brave." Four more episodes will air in the spring. McGowan helped open a...
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