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50 Best Documentaries Of All Time That Will Change Your Life

Documentaries are often more powerful than other types of films simply because they show the sides of life that many people would not be able to …

Why Amy Schumer’s ‘12 Angry Men’ Parody Is So Goddamned Brilliant

“The defendant is accused of committing a heinous crime. You gentlemen of the jury are facing a grave responsibility. Thank you, gentlemen.”<p>The …

Comedy

Bone-Chilling Trailer For Rodney Ascher's Documentary THE NIGHTMARE

Super Cool Trailer for THE BOY AND THE BEAST Anime Film

Tintype Portraits of Celebrities at the Sundance Film Festival

Photographer Victoria Will captured portraits of celebrities at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Instead of using her DSLR, however, Will decided …

Film Festivals

Making your own visual novel is becoming so much easier

From Unity to Twine, tools that allow individuals to create personal games are becoming more accessible and useful. Last week saw the launch on Steam of a simple program that allows just about anyone to create their own visual novels.<p>I have no programming ability and no great desire to make games. …

Interactive Fiction

The 10 Indie Films You Must See This April

#1 Ex Machina (April 10)<p>(Film Page)<br>Director: Alex Garland <br>Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander, Corey Johnson, Deborah …

Ex Machina Review: Finally, an Artificial Intelligence Movie with Some Brains

Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson may be headed for the big spectacle of Star Wars, but their first sci-fi collaboration is refreshingly small and smart.<p>After a recent run of overly-hyped, but ultimately disappointing sci-fi efforts, fans of the genre finally have something worth getting excited …

We Happy Few is very British, very psychedelic and very scary

Compulsion Games' <i>We Happy Few</i> has a striking BioShock-esque art style, a terrific <i>Brave New World</i>-inspired premise and survival mechanics akin to <i>Don't Starve</i>. But after playing it for about 20 minutes at PAX East, I don't know yet if it's fun.<p>Neither does Compulsion, though — and that's totally …

Honest Game Trailers Skewers 'The Order: 1886'

I’ve been pretty vocally critical of <i>The Order: 1886.</i><p>I predicted it would be one of the biggest video game letdowns of 2015, and I don’t think that was far off the mark.<p>And while my review of the game wasn’t quite as harsh as others, I believe that visual grandeur aside, it deserves every bit of …

Titan Fall

How a filmmaker finally infiltrated Scientology for HBO's explosive documentary

"I turned it down," he told Business Insider recently at HBO's New York City offices. Like many filmmakers who wanted to investigate Scientology, the uncertainty of doing it without getting bogged down in an expensive legal battle turned him off of the project.<p>What was different was the involvement …

Church of Scientology

7 Cool Nintendo Games Coming in 2015

The Wii U and 3DS eShops have a healthy helping of digital games on the way from some talented developers.<p>At an event during the annual Game …

8 Essential Filmmaking Tips from Darren Aronofsky

Celebrate the 'Black Swan' director's birthday with his words of wisdom on everything from color to improvisation.<p>With over 15 years of filmmaking experience in both mainstream Hollywood and the nooks and crannies of independent filmmaking, director Darren Aronofsky has tackled drugs, ballet, …

Build A Compact 1080p Gaming PC For $400 (Benchmarks Included)

<b>[UPDATE: This has proven to be a popular build, but what if you want to stretch your budget to $800? Check out this newer mini-ITX, 1440p gaming build!]</b><p>There’s a widespread misconception floating around that says building a decent gaming PC is an expensive endeavor. But what if you could assemble …

Branding

Meet The TV Successor To "Serial"

HBO's stranger-than-fiction true crime documentary The Jinx — about real estate heir Robert Durst — brings the chills and thrills missing since Serial wrapped up its first season.<p><i>Serial</i> obsessives: HBO's latest documentary series is exactly what you've been waiting for.<p><i>The Jinx: The Life and Deaths</i> …

Crime

Tales of the Grim Sleeper – Nick Broomfield’s salutary serial-killer documentary

Nick Broomfield’s documentary about LA’s Grim Sleeper murders tells a sad tale with powerful footage<p>This extremely depressing documentary about serial murder in impoverished South Central LA argues powerfully that murder suspect Lonnie Franklin was able to kill countless women over a period of …

HBO Nabs ‘3 1/2 Minutes’ Documentary From Participant Media — Sundance

HBO has acquired U.S. television rights to director Marc Silver’s <i>3 1/2 Minutes,</i> a <i></i>documentary about the shooting death of black teenager Jordan Davis …

Helen Macdonald wins 2014 Costa book award for ‘haunting’ H is for Hawk

Photograph: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images<p>Helen Macdonald (left) poses with other Costa book award nominees, Ali Smith, Emma Healey, Jonathan Edwards and Kate …

The Sundance Film That Explores The Tragic Killing Of A Black Florida Teenager

3 1/2 Minutes is the story of 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was killed at a Florida gas station for not turning his music down. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house during this screening. UPDATE: On Jan. 31, HBO announced that it had purchased the documentary. On Oct. 5, HBO announced it will debut …

Sundance

Thirteen exciting books they’ll talk about at Jaipur Literature Festival

The line-up is always stellar, but here are some of the authors to watch out for.<p><b>Treasure Neverland: Real and Imaginary Pirates</b> by Neil Rennie shows …

Books

More Business Models, Less Business Plans

Average read time: 3-4 minutes<p><b>Business Plan Writing Seminars Aplenty</b><p>A green business idea is one that is raw, untested, and unproven. One shouldn't …

Small Business

Gorgeous, Mind-Bending Sci-Fi Short Film - ATROPA

Our real police/race problem: Diverse forces, white resentment, and America’s persistent divides

<b>Mayor Bill de Blasio talks with New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton during a NYPD Memorial ceremony last October in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)</b><p>Why diverse police forces can’t seem to trump the economics of racism, or the twisted politics of white resentment<p>Jim Sleeper<p>January 2, …

Drezus Walks: Meet the Native American Rapper Merging Old Sounds and New

Drezus grew up selling drugs, was in a chart-topping rap group, almost died twice, and came back to rap about his heritage.<p><i>Photos courtesy of Drezus</i><p>Alone in the Oregon Coast wilderness, Jeremiah Manitopyes sat in a dark cave, waiting for a vision to appear. Despite his large frame and tough …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Photographs of Oymyakon, the Coldest Village on the Face of the Earth

Located in the heart of Siberia, the village of Oymyakon in Russia is widely considered to be the coldest inhabited place on Earth. A temperature of …

How To Break From Corporate America And Build Your Own Business

Julia Beardwood woke up one day–and like many chained to a corporate job, she bled unhappiness.<p>But unlike many who yearn for change and don’t do anything about it, Julia took a different road.<p>Call it a road of action.<p>As founder and owner of Beardwood & Co., she reigns as an expert brand strategist …

The Best Documentaries of 2014 | Documentary News | POV Blog | PBS

From Sundance to the Oscars — and every festival, critics list and industry awards show we can find in between — we’re continually updating our list …

Self-Promotion 101: Use Better Storytelling To Master The Art

Is there a story that you need to start telling others about the great things that are happening because of you?<p>Let’s look at who gets the glory for the biggest development of our time. Some say Vint Cerf was the father of the Internet. Others say that the late Jon Postel was the real “God of the …