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    The Documentary Oscar Shortlist Has Landed

    Well, after we had the temerity to predict the Oscar shortlist of 15 documentaries, we didn't do half bad.

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    Review: Why Lance Armstrong Needs to Watch 'The Armstrong Lie'

    According to multiple sources associated with "The Armstrong Lie," the biker has refused to see it. That's too bad

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    Review: Alex Gibney's Compelling But Unsurprising Lance Armstrong Documentary 'The Armstrong Lie'

    The last few years have seen sport of all kinds haunted by the specter of doping, with everyone from Barry Bonds to Alex Rodriguez linked to the use of banned substances. But the name that is likely to forever be linked with drugs cheating in sports is Lance Armstrong. Thanks to his seven victories ...

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    Alex Gibney On How Being Deceived By Lance Armstrong Led to 'The Armstrong Lie'

    Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney is known for going after big fish such as the Catholic Church (“Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God”), Enron (“Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room”) and the United States Military (“Taxi to the Dark Side”), but when he was tapped to make a film on Lance A...

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    EXCLUSIVE: Behind the Scenes with Alex Gibney at His Jigsaw Productions

    It’s not just productivity but prescient subject matter that marks Alex Gibney’s work as a director. His Lance Armstrong portrait “The Armstrong Lie” opens Friday; “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks” was released in July. Last year, Gibney directed “Park Avenue: Money Power & the American Dre...

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    5 Films About Real-Life Sporting Controversies

    It will surprise exactly no one to learn that few of us here at the Playlist ever sat at the jocks’ table in high school and only a very few of really count ourselves as major sports fans. However there are aspects of modern sporting culture that, whether or not we find ourselves transfixed by the s...

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    Watch: Alex Gibney Investigates the Rise and Fall of Lance Armstrong in 'The Armstrong Lie' Trailer

    Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney ("Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," "Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer") has quickly evolved as a filmmaker synonymous with rise and fall character portraits.

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    WATCH: First Trailer for Alex Gibney's 'The Armstrong Lie'

    "I like to win, but more than anything I can't stand the idea of losing." So says Lance Armstrong at the outset of the first trailer for Alex Gibney's "The Armstrong Lie," which hits theaters November 8. Watch below.

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    Watch: First Trailer For Alex Gibney's 'The Armstrong Lie' Cycles Online

    From the top of the sports world, to tabloid-worthy flameout, to an interview with Oprah Winfrey—Lance Armstrong has certainly lived a life and then some. From a hero to a pariah, few scandals in the past few years have resonated with the public quite like the revelation that the beloved cyclist was...

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    International Documentary Association to Honor Alex Gibney and Laura Poitras

    The International Documentary Association (IDA) has announced their top award recipients for the 2013 IDA Documentary Awards to be held on Dec 6. The 2013 Career Achievement Award will be presented to Academy Award and Emmy Award winning director Alex Gibney. Known for his critical, investigative pi...

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