14 search results for Nick Broomfield

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    Review: Nobody in Wasilla wants to talk about 'Sarah Palin'

    Type: Post | Date: Saturday, Sep 10, 2011

    'You Betcha!' just isn't a good documentary
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    Sarah Palin - You Betcha!

    Type: Event | Date: Friday, Sep 30, 2011

    Nick Bromfield and Joan Churchill direct this look at Sarah Palin.
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    Sarah Palin, Comic-Con and Werner Herzog highlight 2011 Toronto Film Festival doc selections

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Aug 3, 2011

    Oscar winning filmmakers debuting new documentaries
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    Outrage Watch: Courtney Love doesn't want you to see that other Kurt Cobain doc

    Type: Article | Date: Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015

    Benjamin Statler-directed documentary targeted by Love's lawyers
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    Of monsters and ego: The best films of 2014

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Dec 12, 2014

    A 'weak' year or not, there were fascinating nooks and crannies to explore
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    2014 New York Film Festival slate revealed

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014

    Expected awards season players 'Foxcatcher' and 'Mr. Turner' Big Apple-bound
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    'CITIZENFOUR' leads Cinema Eye Honors' nonfiction film awards nominees

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Nov 13, 2014

    'Life Itself' and '20,000 Days on Earth' each earned five mentions
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    'CITIZENFOUR,' 'Tales of the Grim Sleeper,' among IDA Awards nominations

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014

    See the full list of film and TV non-fiction that made the cut
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    'Grim Sleeper,' 'Yes Men' and Iraq docs set for world premieres at Toronto Film Festival

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

    Just six out of the 15 selections have never been seen before
  • Monster - Blu-ray Disc

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Sep 1, 2009

    Model-turned-actress Charlize Theron leaves her glamorous image behind for this gritty drama, in which she plays a disturbed prostitute who becomes a serial killer. Aileen Wuornos (Theron) was a woman who survived a brutal and abusive childhood in Michigan to become a thick-skinned but emotionally damaged adult. Homeless most of her life, Wuornos subsisted by working as a street prostitute; later, when she was in Florida, down to her last five dollars and pondering suicide, she stopped into a bar for a beer. There, Aileen met Selby Wall (Christina Ricci), a woman in her early twenties who had been sent to live with relatives after her Christian parents became aware of her lesbian lifestyle. Selby is immediately attracted to Aileen, and while Aileen tells Selby she's never been in a lesbian relationship, she soon finds herself equally infatuated with her. Selby runs away from her family and moves into a cheap hotel with Aileen, who initially pays the bills by hooking. However, as their money runs low and Aileen finds herself unable to land a regular job, tensions mount between the two. One night, after a john attacks her, Aileen pulls a gun and kills the man. Although her first murder can be categorized as self-defense, Aileen's loathing for the men who pay her for sex becomes so extreme that she begins killing her customers regardless of their behavior. Meanwhile, Selby slowly becomes aware of the full extent of her lover's instability and the bloody consequences of her actions. Monster was inspired by the true story of Aileen Wuornos, whose life and death was chronicled in two documentaries by filmmaker Nick Broomfield, Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer, and Aileen: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide
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