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The Carpetbagger: An Oscar-Nominated Transgender Director on His ‘Authentic Self’

Yance Ford is the first transgender director to receive an Oscar nomination, for his documentary “Strong Island.” The film is a brutal, intimate portrait...

Review: ‘George,’ Like Its Fluxus Subject, Is Playful and Prankish

Photo George Maciunas, with a copy of his manifesto, as seen in Jeffrey Perkins’s documentary “George.” Credit Jeffrey Perkins It’s appropriate that “George,” a documentary...

What’s on TV Monday: ‘Tell Them We Are Rising’ and ‘The...

Photo Spelman College’s class of 1898, as seen in “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities.” Credit Spelman College Enjoy...

Cultured Traveler: Retracing America’s Musical Canvas

Advertisement There’s one thing that has a remarkable way of connecting people from different cultures and backgrounds: music. In “America’s Musical Journey,” a 3-D...

What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Coco’ and ‘The Bachelor Winter Games’

Photo A scene from “Coco.” Credit Disney Pixar Pixar’s latest film arrives on Amazon. And “The Bachelor Winter Games” begins on ABC. What’s Streaming COCO (2017) on...

What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars’ and...

Photo Eric Clapton, as seen in “Life in 12 Bars.” Credit Ron Pownall/Showtime Eric Clapton gets personal in “Life in 12 Bars.” And SundanceTV brings...

Review: In the Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts, Moving Portraits and Visceral Stories

Photo Eddie Harrison and Edith Hill in the short film "Edith+Eddie." Credit Kartemquin Films/ShortsTV In some years, watching the Oscar-nominated documentary shorts is the easiest...

Gilda Radner Documentary to Open Tribeca Film Festival

Photo Gilda Radner as Roseanne Roseannadanna on “Saturday Night Live.” Credit Alan Singer/NBCU Photo Bank, via Getty Images A feature-length documentary about Gilda Radner, an...

What’s on TV Monday: ‘Trainwreck’ and ‘Coach Snoop’

Advertisement Amy Schumer plays a proudly promiscuous men’s magazine writer in “Trainwreck.” And the rapper Snoop Dogg makes for an encouraging-but-tough “Coach Snoop.” What’s...

What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Battle of the Sexes’ and ‘Gifted’

Advertisement Emma Stone plays the star athlete to Steve Carell’s “male chauvinist pig” in “Battle of the Sexes.” And Chris Evans is a...

Review: A Break from Electronic in ‘Above & Beyond Acoustic: Giving...

Photo From left, Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamaki in "Above & Beyond Acoustic: Giving Up the Day Job." Credit Drew Ressler/Abramorama The trio...

Review: The Ring Is a Cage in Every Sense in ‘The...

Photo Joe Carman and Clayton Hoy in "The Cage Fighter." Credit Sundance Selects The straightforward, elemental documentary “The Cage Fighter” suggests that many of the...

What’s on TV Thursday: ‘30 for 30’ and ‘A.P. Bio’

Photo Bill Belichick, left, and Bill Parcells in “30 for 30: The Two Bills.” Credit ESPN Films With the Super Bowl three days away, a...

G.I.s ‘Without a Country,’ Protesting the Vietnam War

Photo The struggle for racial equality and the anti-Vietnam war movement are paralleled in David Loeb Weiss’s 1968 documentary, which includes footage and interviews from...

Review: ‘In the Intense Now’ Revisits the Drama of 1968 in...

Photo A scene from the documentary “In the Intense Now,” from João Moreira Salles. Credit Icarus Films The ’60s — 1968 in particular — are...

What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘The Detour’ and ‘Citizen Rose’

Photo Jason Jones in “The Detour.” Credit Chris Large/TBS A family finds Alaska to be a fresh source of dysfunction in “The Detour.” And the...

What’s on TV Monday: Avett Brothers Documentary and ‘Between 2 Shores’

Photo Scott Avett (left) and Seth Avett in “May it Last.” Credit Oscilloscope Laboratories A documentary on the folk-rock group the Avett Brothers airs on...

What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Step Sisters’ and ‘The Number on Great-Grandpa’s...

Photo Megalyn Echikunwoke, left, and Naturi Naughton in “Step Sisters.” Credit Daniel McFadden/Netflix A new Netflix comedy focuses on dancing sororities. And an HBO documentary...

What’s on TV Friday: ‘Norma’ and ‘Jane the Virgin’

Photo Sondra Radvanovsky in “Norma” at the Met Opera in 2017. Credit Sara Krulwich/The New York Times Watch a broadcast of the Met Opera’s production...

Rewind: When the Maysles Made a Vérité Star of a Bible...

Photo Paul Brennan in a scene from the 1969 documentary “Salesman.” Credit Janus Films In their first documentaries, the brothers Albert and David Maysles portrayed...

Review: ‘Tall’ Is a Little Movie About How Buildings Got So...

Photo A scene from Manfred Kirchheimer’s documentary “Tall: The American Skyscraper and Louis Sullivan.” Credit Cinema Guild/Streetwise Films “Tall” is a compact history of the...

Review: In ‘Beuys,’ a Portrait of the Artist as a Socially...

Photo Joseph Beuys, in “Beuys,” a documentary directed by Andres Veiel. Credit Kino Lorber For some, the work of the German artist Joseph Beuys is...

What’s on TV Monday: ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ and ‘Detectorists’

Photo James Baldwin (center), as seen in “I Am Not Your Negro.” Credit Dan Budnik/Magnolia Pictures “I Am Not Your Negro” is on PBS. And...

This Is What We Learned When the Queen Opened the Vault

Asked if she was in the carriage for a long time, she replied dryly, “Halfway around London.” The big day began with her parading around...

It’s the Ultimate TV Prize: An Unscripted Queen Elizabeth

The argument came at an auspicious time, ahead of the tide of cotton-candy publicity that will accompany Prince Harry’s wedding in May. Advisers were...

What’s on TV Monday: ‘David Bowie: The Last Five Years’ and...

Photo David Bowie in a scene from “David Bowie: The Last Five Years.” Credit Jimmy King/HBO David Bowie’s final years are explored in a new...

What’s on TV Saturday: ‘The Incredible Dr. Pol’ and ‘Everything, Everything’

Photo A scene from “The Incredible Dr. Pol,” Season 12. Credit Nat Geo Wild High-strung emus are among a vet’s patients in “The Incredible Dr....

Review: The Incomplete Vision of ‘Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer’

Photo Marcelo Gomes in a scene from David Barba and James Pellerito’s documentary. Credit Retribution Media/Cinema Tropical The experience of watching the documentary “Anatomy of...

What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Tesla’s Death Ray’ and Near East Relief

Photo Cameron Prince (left) and Jack Murphy in the Discovery series “Tesla’s Death Ray.” Credit Discovery “Tesla’s Death Ray” investigates an ominous 20th-century invention. And...

Your Week in Culture: Cardi B’s New Year’s Eve, ‘9-1-1,’ Louise...

Most of the art world spends the holidays catching its breath, but it’s a great time for dedicated viewers to catch up. Whether it’s...

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