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    Cinema Eye Honors Nominees for Genre-Bending Award Include 'Beginners,' 'My Joy'

    The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking have announced the five nominees for their second annual Heterodox Award, which honors a narrative film that "imaginatively incorporates nonfiction strategies, content and/or modes of production." Last year's winner was Matt Porterfield f...

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    The Doc Option: Instead of "The Iron Lady" Watch "Tracking Down Maggie"

    Is there any reason to see "The Iron Lady" than to watch Meryl Streep knock another one out of the park? Was there any reason to watch the Bulls in the late '80s other than to see Michael Jordan? I don't know. I haven't seen the new Margaret Thatcher biopic, and I don't kno...

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    Here's The Top Grossing Documentaries of 2011, Led By 'Justin Bieber'

    Over the next few days, Indiewire will be offering a series of charts reflecting the big winners at the box office this year. Today's chart takes on documentaries, which were collectively led by none other than Justin Bieber.

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    Review and Interview: Wim Wenders' Exceptional 3D Doc "PINA"

    One of the best films of 2011 finally hits theaters in the U.S. today. Wim Wenders' "PINA" is a marvelous, magnificent, necessary and pioneering 3D documentary. I reviewed the film back in October during the New York Film Festival. Here's an excerpt.

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    The Doc Option: Instead of "War Horse" Watch "The Battle of the Somme"

    Two Doc Option columns in the same week? Hey, if Steven Spielberg can release two movies back to back, it's only fair that I get to provide alternatives for both. So yeah, here's another Doc Option for you:

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    The Doc Option: Instead of "The Adventures of Tintin" Watch "Tintin and I"

    Two of the most anticipated movies of the holiday season open in theaters today. But if you're thinking of choosing "The Adventures of Tintin," don't. I have a new Doc Option for you instead.

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    On DVD: Underrated Horror Comedies "Saint Nick" and "Burke and Hare," Plus Under-Seen Western "Blackthorn"

    Looking for something to rent this week? Here's what we had to say about the films out on DVD/Blu-ray today. Titles include "Saint Nick," "Burke and Hare" and "Blackthorn." Also: Docs on DVD highlights and new VOD release "Moneyball."

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    The Doc Option: Instead of "Chipwrecked" Watch "Chumming With Chipmunks"

    I know, you're so excited about the new "Alvin and the Chipmunks" sequel, "Chipwrecked," but the theaters are going to be packed with obnoxious children all weekend so why not wait a bit? In the meantime, I have another Doc Option for you.

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    On DVD: "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," "Kung Fu Panda 2," "Fright Night" and More

    Looking for something to rent this week? Here's what we had to say about the films out on DVD/Blu-ray today. Titles include "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," "Kung Fu Panda 2," "Fright Night," "Monica & David," "Worst in Show," and "...

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    Watch Now! Black Surfer Documentary "Whitewash" Narrated By Ben Harper And Black Thought Of The Roots

    We profiled the insightful, black surfer documentary Whitewash back in August and now you can watch it, courtesy of Hulu, for free.  It explores the issue of race and  “black consciousness” in America through the eyes and minds of black surfers.

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