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20 Overlooked Documentaries You Need to Stream on Netflix

29 August 2017 6:32 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After you’ve streamed “Man on Wire,” “The Look of Silence,” and “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” take a chance on one of these great non-fiction titles.

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- Zack Sharf

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‘Documentary Now!’ Director Alex Buono Reveals Secrets of ‘Juan Likes Rice and Chicken’

28 August 2017 4:49 AM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Alex Buono, cinematographer and director of Documentary Now!, reveals the logistics behind the Emmy®-nominated episode “Juan Likes Rice and Chicken.” One of the standout episodes of the second season of IFC’s Documentary Now! »

- Megan McLachlan

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The Best Netflix Foreign Language Shows Worth Reading Subtitles For, Part 1

10 May 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you’re looking for something a little different on your TV, foreign shows are readily available on our streaming services. But don’t be put off by the subtitles — otherwise, you could be missing out on some excellent programming.

Netflix has more than its share of worthwhile TV shows with subtitles — whether they’re American shows that are set around the world or foreign shows that have come to our digital shores. You can even change the settings for the ones that have English-dubbed tracks to revert them back to their beautiful native tongue.

Read More: The Best Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Acquired Series You’re Not Watching

While choosing to watch TV with subtitles allows for the optimal experience — immersing you in another culture through its language while you appreciate the actor’s actual performance — there’s one other benefit as well. Reading subtitles requires that you put »

- Hanh Nguyen

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The Best Netflix Foreign Language Shows Worth Reading Subtitles For, Part 1

10 May 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

If you’re looking for something a little different on your TV, foreign shows are readily available on our streaming services. But don’t be put off by the subtitles — otherwise, you could be missing out on some excellent programming.

Netflix has more than its share of worthwhile TV shows with subtitles — whether they’re American shows that are set around the world or foreign shows that have come to our digital shores. You can even change the settings for the ones that have English-dubbed tracks to revert them back to their beautiful native tongue.

Read More: The Best Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Acquired Series You’re Not Watching

While choosing to watch TV with subtitles allows for the optimal experience — immersing you in another culture through its language while you appreciate the actor’s actual performance — there’s one other benefit as well. Reading subtitles requires that you put »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Jon Favreau, ‘Chef’s Table’ Director David Gelb Discuss Capturing Food on Film

3 May 2017 9:58 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Foodies and film lovers descended upon the Wiltern Theater Sunday night to celebrate the kick-off of Foodbowl, the L.A. Times’ month-long food festival.

The event, cleverly dubbed Chef’s Fable, featured several notable chefs and the filmmakers who told their stories.

The conversation was moderated by Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold. It kicked off with a panel on “Chef’s Table,” the popular Netflix food documentary series, now in its third season.

“Chefs just inherently have amazing stories because of all the hard work and all the risk. The creative journey a chef takes makes them great subjects for film,” explained “Chef’s Table” director David Gelb.

“I love the show ‘Planet Earth.’ I thought it was cool to apply that look to food,” Gelb said of his subject matter. “The food is beautiful and its an art form so it should have the same kind of reference in the way it’s captured.”

While »

- Lawrence Yee

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Jon Favreau, ‘Chef’s Table’ Director David Gelb Discuss Capturing Food on Film

3 May 2017 9:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Foodies and film lovers descended upon the Wiltern Theater Sunday night to celebrate the kick-off of Foodbowl, the L.A. Times’ month-long food festival.

The event, cleverly dubbed Chef’s Fable, featured several notable chefs and the filmmakers who told their stories.

The conversation was moderated by Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold. It kicked off with a panel on “Chef’s Table,” the popular Netflix food documentary series, now in its third season.

“Chefs just inherently have amazing stories because of all the hard work and all the risk. The creative journey a chef takes makes them great subjects for film,” explained “Chef’s Table” director David Gelb.

“I love the show ‘Planet Earth.’ I thought it was cool to apply that look to food,” Gelb said of his subject matter. “The food is beautiful and its an art form so it should have the same kind of reference in the way it’s captured. »

- Lawrence Yee

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‘Citizen Jane’ Tops New Limited Releases, and ‘Lost City of Z’ Makes the Top 10

23 April 2017 10:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Two specialized releases made the top 10 this week: “Gifted” (Fox Searchlight) came in #8 with $4.5 million, while the second weekend of “The Lost City of Z” (Bleecker Street) managed to place 10th in only 614 theaters.

Specialty distributors are pushing their films to more theaters; at nearly 2,000 theaters in its third week, “Gifted” is a wide release. This strategy doesn’t always work: A24 went to over 1,000 theaters initially for “Free Fire” with Brie Larson. It flopped across the board despite its pedigree.

Documentaries continue to stand out among niche limited openers. “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City” (IFC) scored a strong New York two-theater response despite its parallel VOD option. And food scored again as “Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent” (The Orchard) worked with targeted marketing in its first two cities.

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Free Fire (A24) – Metactritic: 64; Festivals include: Toronto 2016

$1,040,000 in 1,070 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $972

Clearly a disappointment considering its »

- Tom Brueggemann

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‘Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On’ Review: Rashida Jones Brings Us The Ultimate Feminist Porn (Minus the Porn)

21 April 2017 12:55 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

We’ve seen it a bunch of times before: A film acquired by Netflix performs well, and the streaming service commissions a series based vaguely on the concept. “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” led to David Gelb heading up “Chef’s Table.” “Wet Hot American Summer” begat “First Day of Camp.” And the 2015 documentary “Hot Girls Wanted” now brings us “Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On.”

Created by Ronna Gradus, Jill Bauer, and Rashida Jones, this documentary series is (despite the title) not all that explicit. It is, however, deeply embedded in the idea that human beings like to have sex, and thus exploring the ways in which technology and commerce have become embedded in that basic biological urge.

Read More: Sundance Live: Shooting ‘Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On’ in 4k — Watch

Four of the first season’s six episodes focus on sex as an act with a transactional element (y’know, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On’ Review: Rashida Jones Brings Us The Ultimate Feminist Porn (Minus the Porn)

21 April 2017 12:55 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

We’ve seen it a bunch of times before: A film acquired by Netflix performs well, and the streaming service commissions a series based vaguely on the concept. “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” led to David Gelb heading up “Chef’s Table.” “Wet Hot American Summer” begat “First Day of Camp.” And the 2015 documentary “Hot Girls Wanted” now brings us “Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On.”

Created by Ronna Gradus, Jill Bauer, and Rashida Jones, this documentary series is (despite the title) not all that explicit. It is, however, deeply embedded in the idea that human beings like to have sex, and thus exploring the ways in which technology and commerce have become embedded in that basic biological urge.

Read More: Sundance Live: Shooting ‘Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On’ in 4k — Watch

Four of the first season’s six episodes focus on sex as an act with a transactional element (y’know, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Redband trailer for new Morgan Spurlock wrestling documentary

7 April 2017 5:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Produced by Kerri Borsuk, Academy Award Winner Glen Zipper (Undefeated) and Ross Dinerstein (Jiro Dreams of Sushi), Ryan Harvie and John Paul Horstmann, Morgan Spurlock’s latest documentary takes a look at a subject close to my heart… wrestling!

Morgan Spurlock Presents Bodyslam: Revenge of the Banana! follows a unique group of social outcasts who partake in the world of amateur wrestling via Ssp Wrestling (Seattle Semi-Pro Wrestling). Led by Josh Black a.k.a. “Ronald McFondle,” and Bill Bates a.k.a. “Eddie Van Glam,” by day the wrestlers are chefs, hairdressers, and delivery men, but by night these “cabaret combatants” put on raunchy matches while rabid fans chant obscenities and hurl beer cans at their heads…

It’s all fun and games until new recruit Paul a.k.a. “The Banana” joins up and plays the role of villain far too well. Banished from the group, he swears »

- Phil Wheat

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‘Bodyslam: Revenge of the Banana’ Trailer: Morgan Spurlock Presents Doc Explores Wild World of Amateur Wrestling — Watch

14 March 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

From Kerri Borsuk, Glen Zipper (“Undefeated”) and Ross Dinerstein (“Jiro Dreams of Sushi”), along with lauded documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, comes Ryan Harvie and John Paul Horstmann’s “Bodyslam: Revenge of The Banana.” And yes, that title almost speaks for itself.

Read More: Morgan Spurlock’s New Documentary ‘Rats’ Will Definitely Make You Lose Your Lunch — Watch

The film debuted at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival and was recently acquired by Virgil Films. You too can soon experience the power of The Banana.

Per the film’s official synopsis, it “follows a unique group of social outcasts who partake in an unfamiliar world of amateur wrestling via Ssp Wrestling (Seattle Semi-Pro Wrestling.) By day they are chefs, hairdressers, and delivery men, but by night these ‘cabaret combatants’ put on raunchy matches while rabid fans chant obscenities and hurl beer cans at their heads. The de-facto spokesman of the wrestling »

- Kerry Levielle

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‘Barbecue’ Is a Globe-Spanning Documentary That Will Leave You Hungry — SXSW 2017 Review

10 March 2017 5:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Food porn doesn’t have to tell a good story, but the best culinary documentaries recognize that food is story. Australian director Matthew Salleh’s first feature, “Barbecue,” embraces that approach, careening across 12 countries in search of different approaches to the art of roasting meat with fire. He captures gorgeous scenery and food in lush 4K imagery, loading up enough cultural nuance to make Anthony Bourdain look like a homebody. Anyone who salivates at the site of a grill will find much to lust over.

Salleh’s approach borrows from a now-familiar genre as he combines philosophical ramblings from his subjects with tranquil imagery of their cooking processes, stringing them together with an awe-inspiring score. It’s an approach you’ll recognize from “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” “The Birth of Sake,” or even the Netflix series “Chef’s Table” — quiet documentaries about the ways cuisines reflect broader ways of seeing the world. »

- Eric Kohn

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Tribeca Film Festival’s “Virtual Arcade” Lineup Is A Who’s-Who Of Vr Filmmaking

3 March 2017 1:10 PM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

In 2017, for the first time, the Tribeca Film Festival will expand to feature a full slate of interactive and virtual reality (Vr) projects. The festival’s Vr selections will be displayed at an exhibition called Virtual Arcade, and the assembled lineup will be a strong one that includes innovative creators like Chris Milk as well as forward-thinking studios like Felix and Paul, Eko, and Wevr.

In total, 23 projects will be featured in the Virtual Arcade. Traditional film fans will recognize names like Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) and David Gelb (Jiro Dreams of Sushi) among the list of Vr filmmakers who will have their work showcased at Tribeca.

Many of the other Virtual Arcade selections highlight major innovators in the Vr space. Milk, who helped a dedicated Vr app for Samsung, is involved in two projects at Tribeca, including Life of Us, which he co-created. Felix & Paul, which helped Barack Obama »

- Sam Gutelle

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‘Chef’s Table’ Is Not Food Porn, It Is Food Romance

17 February 2017 10:45 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Born out of the idea of wanting to make a food program that wasn’t a competition or a travel show, filmmaker David Gelb was inspired to create Jiro Dreams of Sushi, the 2011 critically acclaimed documentary film about an 85-year-old sushi master. The success of that film eventually led to Chef’s Table, a docuseries on Netflix now in its third season (debuting online Feb. 17). The series is comprised of “biographical, cinematic films about chefs telling their own stories,” says Gelb, creator and executive producer of the Emmy-nominated show that has quickly fascinated audiences with its previously untold stories of the world’s top chefs and restaurants. 

In its first two seasons -- plus a French-language offshoot, Chef’s Table: France -- the Netflix series has featured renowned and award-winning chefs Dan Barber, Gaggan Anand, Grant Achatz, Magnus Nilsson and Massimo Bottura while also shining a light on lesser known personalities, such as Ana »

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'Soul': Film Review | Berlin 2017

13 February 2017 7:56 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

“All great food is soul food” could be the logline for this polished foodie flick from directors Jose Antonio Blanco and Angel Parra, which documents two world-famous chefs from the East and West to show how, deep down, they have a lot in common.

Taking us inside the kitchen of Eneko Atxa’s three-Michelin-star restaurant Azurmendi in northeastern Spain, and to the legendary Tokyo sushi joint run by 91-year-old Jiro Ono (already the subject of 2011’s Jiro Dreams of Sushi), the simply titled Soul does not break any new ground in the culinary genre and sometimes feels closer to a lavish »

- Jordan Mintzer

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Hulu Adds to Film Library With Magnolia Pictures Deal

23 January 2017 12:01 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Hulu is building out its film library through a new deal with Magnolia Pictures that will give it exclusive streaming rights to the distributor's movies after their theatrical run. 

The deal grants Hulu the pay one window streaming rights to upcoming Magnolia films. It will bring new titles to Hulu in the second half of 2017. 

Magnolia, known for Blackfish, Jiro Dreams of Sushi and Melancholia, currently lists James Baldwin documentary I Am Not Your Negro and Cezanne et Moi among its upcoming releases. Many of Magnolia's older titles, including Blackfish and Melancholia, are currently streaming on Netflix. 

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- Natalie Jarvey

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Hulu Inks Deal With Magnolia Pictures for Pay-tv Window Streaming Rights, After Netflix Pact Expires

23 January 2017 12:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hulu reached a new multiyear output-licensing agreement with indie film distributor Magnolia Pictures, under which Hulu will obtain pay-tv window streaming rights to films to future releases starting in the second half of 2017.

The deal comes after Netflix’s output deal with Magnolia recently expired after three years. Under Hulu’s pact with Magnolia, films will become available to stream exclusively on Hulu following their theatrical run; the companies did not say how long the agreement will run.

“As we continue investing in the most valued and sought-after content, films are essential to that mix,” Craig Erwich, Hulu’s senior VP and head of content, said in a statement. “Magnolia Pictures continuously releases thought-provoking and award winning titles that we know our viewers will love.”

Magnolia Pictures president Eamonn Bowles added, “We are very proud and excited to have struck such a meaningful partnership with a great company like Hulu. »

- Todd Spangler

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Within Launches Original Virtual Reality Series ‘The Possible’

12 January 2017 6:00 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Virtual reality firm Within has released the first episode in a five-part original series titled “The Possible,” which provides viewers with a 360-degree perspective into some of the latest scientific and technological breakthroughs. The series, Within’s first attempt at producing original content, is available on Within’s app and watchable via a smartphone Vr setup like Samsung’s Gear Vr. Veteran filmmaker David Gelb, who helmed the documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” and created Emmy-nominated Netflix series “Chef’s Table,” is directing the series, which aims to bring Vr into a serialized format similar to a TV show and build a dedicated audience. »

- Matt Pressberg

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