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Mesut Ozil, Stormzy, Arsenal fans and a few very embarrassing music videos

You’ve got to hand it to Arsenal fans, when they’re challenging for the Premier League title they certainly are a chirpy bunch.<p>A last-gasp Danny …

Soccer

Meet the Chimps That Lawyers Argue Are People

In a new study, chimpanzees were trained to walk upright. The fine print: They’re also plaintiffs in a landmark lawsuit.<p>The plaintiffs of a historic lawsuit seeking legal rights for chimpanzees finally made a public appearance—not in court, but in a study on the mechanics of walking on two feet.<p>The …

10 Haunting Documentaries That Are Stranger Than Fiction

Featuring serial killers, brutal maulings, and unsolved mysteries, documentaries can be far creepier than anything George Romero has ever …

Crime

The 14 Best Documentaries of 2014

2014 is the year documentaries began to take over. At least this seemed to be the case. The most acclaimed fiction film of the year, <b>Boyhood</b>, has …

Why documentaries matter

From the Oscar-winning Inside Job to heartthrob physicist Professor Brian Cox, documentaries are now one of our most valuable – but neglected – art forms<p>You lose count of the number of times you hear documentaries trashed. The argument is as old as the documentary, and it goes like this. Docs …

How the World Was Won: The Americanization of Everywhere review – a brilliant essay

A world without America would be hardly worth living in, argues Peter Conrad in his survey of the vast cultural reach of the US<p>Everyone can recall their first encounter with America, whether it was watching <i>Gone With the Wind</i> or <i>Dumbo</i>, the death of John F Kennedy, the resignation of Richard Nixon or, …

The Act of Killing: don't give an Oscar to this snuff movie

<i>The Act of Killing</i> won the documentary prize at the Baftas last week and is the favourite to win the much-coveted Oscar. I watch many documentaries on behalf of the BBC each year and I go to festivals. I'm a doc obsessive. By my own, not quite reliable reckoning, I've been asked by fans to show <i>The</i> …

A Syrian love story

<b>The British documentary maker Sean McAllister made headlines in 2011 when he was seized by the Syrian secret police. His capture meant the couple he was filming at the time had to flee the country, but that didn't stop them making the documentary together after his release.</b><p>Spoiler warning: Details …

Our next Movie Of The Week: Grizzly Man

“And this blank stare speaks only of a half-bored interest in food.”

Grey Gardens’ second lives

Documentary is one of the most discrete genres, rarely inspiring thoughts of sequels, franchises, or spin-offs. As with any rule, there are …

Old Age

The 50 Best Music Documentaries of All Time

The past few years have been something of a golden age for music documentaries, with the Oscar-winning success of <i>Searching for Sugar Man</i> and <i>20 Feet</i> …

Kurt Cobain

“The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution”: No lessons learned

<i>The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution</i>: No lessons learned<p>By Clare Hurley and Fred Mazelis<br>9 October 2015<p>Valuable footage combined with deeply …

Should you see both 'Man on Wire' and 'Walk'?

<i>The Walk</i> is Robert Zemeckis' new big-screen narrative based on the story of Phillippe Petit's rigging and performance of a high-wire walk between the twin towers. <i>Man on Wire</i> is James Marsh's 2008 documentary about Petit's famous high-wire walk.<p>Wait, do we really need two films (and a memoir, <i>Between</i> …

Pigspiracy Film: The Last Pig Documentary

(PIGS/FACTORY FARMING) It’s no secret that factory farms engage in inhumane practices–most prominently, the gruesome slaughtering of innocent animals.<p>…

Pigs

Postscript: Albert Maysles, 1926-2015

The filmmaker Albert Maysles, one of the crucial artists of modern documentary filmmaking—or, simply, one of the most important filmmakers of the past half-century—died on Thursday night, at the age of eighty-eight.<p>I saw Maysles—or, rather, Al, since I had the privilege of knowing him casually—for …

Marlon Brando

Movie of the Week: “Grey Gardens”

Movies change over the years. Decades ago, I saw “Grey Gardens” as a story of a festering delusion of the American aristocracy and the closed circles of high society decaying into inanition and dependency. I saw its pathologies, including squalor and nostalgia, revealing the true and hidden face of …

Middle Age

Smotherly Love: Grey Gardens: The Musical at Bay Street

Grey Gardens: The Musical was made for a run at Sag Harbor's Bay Street Theater, just a few miles from the original East Hampton real estate that inspired the Maysles' Brothers classic documentary film.<p>Starring the two Edies Beale, inseparable mother and daughter, the nonfiction film spawned an HBO …

Real Estate

The Grey Gardens Estate Could Be Yours for a Mere $175,000 a Month

The infamous mansion has been fully restored to its pre-Edie glory. And now it's ready for renters!<p>The Grey Gardens estate in East Hampton looks nothing like it used to. Any reminders of its years of decay have been wiped away, and the mansion and grounds are the picture of perfection.<p>Even so, the …

'The Walk' review: A visually compelling movie that is worth a watch

<b>The Walk</b><b>Dir</b>: Robert Zemeckis<b>Cast</b>: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Kingsley, Clément Sibony, César Domboy, James Badge Dale<b>Rating</b>:</b> …

Ben Kingsley

Scientology members are heckling at 'Going Clear' screenings and targeting Oscar voters for a documentary the church is making on the film’s director

Since the film — a scathing critique of the controversial church and its celebrity adherents, including Tom Cruise and John Travolta, based on Lawrence Wright's best-selling book— won three Emmys in September, the filmmaker says he has been the subject of an increasingly hostile harassment campaign …