HBO Documentaries

The Blotter Presents 009: Mommy Dead And Dearest And The Snowtown Murders

Stephanie Green returns to discuss HBO's take on the Blanchard/Munchausen's-by-proxy case, plus Australia's most lethal Bunting. 2017.05.17

Mommy Dead And Dearest Has Two Problems

One is the title, which is trashy. The other is that it's only 82 minutes, and Sarah D. Bunting could have kept watching this crazy story all day. 2017.05.15

EHG 150: Turning It Out For RuPaul's Drag Race

Mark Blankenship returns to talk about Season 9's runway-stomping queens! 2017.03.29

EHG 144: Rising To The Challenge's 372nd Season

jk, it's 'only' Season 29 -- but will this round of innovations breathe new life into MTV's old warhorse? Kim Reed has thoughts! 2017.02.08

Becoming Warren Buffett Enjoys The Game

Can one documentary get its arms around the billionaire investor and philanthropist? 2017.01.31

EHG 142: Does Hunted's Good Idea Make For Bad TV?

Monty Ashley on The Amazing Fugitive, home movies, podcasts, and more! 2017.01.25

Beware The Slenderman Is A Peek At The Dark Side Of Girl World

Your editors discuss HBO's latest true crime documentary. 2017.01.24

The Trans List: 'You WILL Become Yourself'

HBO's documentary on the journeys of trans Americans is what you expect -- and unexpected too. 2016.12.06

Watch A Trailer For HBO's Documentary The Trans List

And let's hope it can open some minds. 2016.11.16

Is Three Days Of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks A Time You Should Revisit?

The shocking frequency of mass killings may have desensitized you to them; this film will reverse that process. 2016.09.19

Hitchcock/Truffaut: 'Editing Behavior Over Time'

Two legendary directors + one go-to book for film buffs = a classic documentary? Sarah D. Bunting runs the numbers. 2016.08.09

When Should You Let Go Of How To Let Go Of The World And Love All The Things Climate Can't Change?

'Before you pass out trying to say the entire cutesy title in a single breath' is our recommendation. 2016.06.27

HBO Doc Suited: 'You Have The Right To Be Handsome'

A bespoke tailor contemplates what it means to fit. 2016.06.21

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres Of The Shoah 'At The Very Limit Of Inhumanity'

A documentary about a difficult documentarian and his difficult masterpiece. 2016.05.02

Will Laurie Anderson's Heart Of A Dog Win YOUR Heart?

Or is the artist's collage of mourning too much? 2016.04.26

Only The Dead See The End Of War: Great Title, Not-So-Great Voice-Over

The perils of journalists trying to go poetic, as unfortunately illustrated by HBO's Iraqi-war doc. 2016.03.29

Is Nora Ephron Doc Everything Is Copy Worth A Close Read?

Her son Jacob Bernstein's look at his mother's life is professionally built and highly personal. Should you leaf through it? 2016.03.22

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