Filmmaker Jan van Ijken’s documentary, The Art of Flying, captures the hypnotic movements of hundreds of thousands of starlings flying in massive flocks that appear to be completely random and chaotic, but miraculously, not a single mid-air collision ever occurs.
We’ve got nine long days to wait until the sequel to the BBC’s spectacular 2001 nature documentary, Blue Planet, airs on October 29 in the UK. Fortunately, the BBC has blessed us with a second trailer for Planet Earth II, which looks like it will make even the most extravagant Hollywood blockbusters pale in comparison.
When you work as a filmmaker, watching one of your cameras get destroyed is like watching part of your livelihood disappear. But it’s hard to be upset when the perpetrators dismantling your expensive equipment are a actually a pack of curious arctic fox pups—or kits, as they’re more accurately called.
Golf balls, some buildings, and even a few works of religious art imitate viruses. Not in a bad way, but in their beauty.
When director and photojournalist Kate Brooks began filming The Last Animals, which premiered last month at the Tribeca Film Festival, there were seven Northern White Rhinos left on the planet. Now there are only three, all living under 24-hour armed protection at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. Sudan, the last…
This past weekend, the BBC aired Terry Pratchett: Back in Black, a part-drama, part-documentary tribute to mark the death of one of fantasy’s most beloved authors. Typically, these sorts of specials about dead celebrities include “talking head” insight from fellow celebrities, but rarely cover the indelible mark left…
The only thing attracting more attention than the US election right now is that harrowing Planet Earth II video showing a recently hatched iguana as it fends off an army of snakes. For those who can’t get enough of this clip, BBC Earth has released some new footage of the encounter as it was being filmed.
The hate for the Star Wars prequels is vociferous and seemingly unending, but a new documentary wants to go back to the movies and re-examine if they were ever worth the anger... and maybe get you to reconsider your opinion on them.
If you’re half-Vulcan, half-human, go ahead and grab a box of tissues before you hit play. Because honestly, if you still miss the dearly departed Leonard Nimoy, this will tug at your heartstrings like they were a Vulcan lute.
“We will release 2,000 films by the year 2000.” It was an ambitious statement spoken by Empire Pictures president Charles Band in 1986—perhaps even a doomed one. A new documentary sets out to reveal what contributed to this B-movie studio’s downfall, as well as celebrate its gloriously cheesy triumphs.
We haven’t heard much from Elstree 1976, the fascinating documentary about the many, many actors who had the luck of appearing in one of the most popular movies of all time... but without ever showing their face on-screen. Now, there’s finally a new trailer and a release date.
It’s been just over a year since the icon that is Leonard Nimoy passed away, and we still can’t help but get a little teary-eyed about it. A new trailer for a documentary remembering him, directed by his own son, isn’t helping alleviate those teary eyes either.
It is damn near impossible to explain the joy that comes from watching Who’s Out There, a documentary on aliens made by NASA in 1975 starring real scientists, regular people, and then Orson Welles, pontificating into the camera. I cannot emphasize this enough: Spend half an hour watching this.
Only 12 humans in history have set foot on the Moon so far, and Eugene “Gene” Cernan was the last one to do so. A new documentary spends 90 minutes examining every last detail of his experience in space—from the feeling of leaving worried family members behind to the crazy experience of writing his daughter’s initials…
For anyone who has seen a Werner Herzog film, his voice isn’t something you’ll soon forget. Now the director is bringing that authoritative voice, and storytelling prowess, to brand new subject: technology.
Lego has built its empire just like the interlocking bricks themselves, by connecting kids and adults, using pop-culture and mass appeal. On July 31st, A Lego Brickumentary will premiere. It’s the very first full-length documentary chronicling the powerful toy brand.
Tech mogul and legit crazy person John McAfee is the subject of an upcoming six-part documentary by Spike TV, and I cannot wait.
Was The Dark Knight Rises a little too long for you? Do you find yourself consulting that peebreak app before going to see one of these three-hour Hollywood blockbusters. Pffft. That’s nothing. Here are some of the actual longest movies ever made, with videos you can watch right now.
Yoshida Brewery in northern Japan is a 144 year old family brewery that makes sake the old fashioned way. That is, they make sake in a way that preserves a 2000 year old tradition. Erik Shirai made a beautiful short of the people at Yoshida and the process of making sake in his film The Birth of Sake and it looks…