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HBO’s ‘The Forever Prisoner’: TV Review

Prolific documentarian Alex Gibney returns to some of the themes of his Oscar-winning 'Taxi to the Dark Side' for this feature about the interrogation and ongoing detaining of Abu Zubaydah.

Alex Gibney to Direct Viggo Mortensen, Caleb Landry Jones in Vietnam War Thriller ‘Two Wolves’

Oscar-winning doc-maker Alex Gibney is making further strides into the narrative world and has recruited Viggo Mortensen and Caleb Landry Jones to star in his upcoming thriller, Two Wolves. Altitude is producing the feature, from two-time Oscar winner Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything, The Darkest Hour, Bohemian Rhapsody), which is set to tell the […]

Diane Weyermann, ‘Inconvenient Truth’ Producer and Participant Veteran, Dies at 66

Diane Weyermann, the passionate Participant executive and driving force behind such resonant documentaries as the Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth, Citizenfour and American Factory, has died. She was 66. Weyermann died Thursday in New York after a battle with cancer, Participant announced. Weyermann exited the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program to join Participant in 2005, soon […]

Alex Gibney on Why He Takes on the Opioid Crisis in ‘The Crime of the Century’ Documentary

Premiering mere months after the October release of his COVID-19 documentary Totally Under Control, Alex Gibney’s The Crime of the Century takes a close look at the opioid crisis in America. Here, Gibney tells THR why the epidemic deserves our attention. Why did you first get interested in the opioid crisis? There was a sense […]

Alex Gibney Talks New Opioid Crisis Doc and Dangers of a “System That’s Enthralled With Money”

One of the final shots of The Crime of the Century, the new two-part documentary series on America’s opioid crisis helmed by Alex Gibney, depicts a graveyard with a view of Purdue Pharma’s headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. It’s a compact visual metaphor for one of the film’s main arguments: that by aggressively working to expand […]

‘The Crime of the Century’: TV Review

Prolific documentarian Alex Gibney turns his attentions to the opioid crisis in a four-hour HBO documentary.

National Geographic Nabs Matthew Heineman’s ‘The First Wave’ COVID-19 Doc

The 'Cartel Land' director spotlights the frontline heroes of the coronavirus pandemic in a film from Participant and Our Time Projects, with Neon releasing theatrically later this year.

‘Tiger’: TV Review

Executive producer Alex Gibney and directors Matthew Heineman and Matthew Hamachek tackle the life and legacy of Tiger Woods in 'Tiger,' a four-hour HBO documentary.

Alex Gibney’s New Doc Examines “Heart of the Failure” of Trump’s Pandemic Response

How ‘Totally Under Control’s filmmakers documented the Trump administration’s failure to contain Covid-19.  “I think many Americans have been put at physical risk for cynical political reasons,” says Alex Gibney.

‘Totally Under Control’: Film Review

Alex Gibney recruits codirectors Suzanne Hillinger and Ophelia Harutyunyan for 'Totally Under Control,' a pre-election look at America's COVID-19 experience under President Donald Trump.

‘Kingdom of Silence’: Film Review

Rick Rowley takes a deep dive into the life of the late Jamal Khashoggi in 'Kingdom of Silence,' a Showtime documentary executive produced by Alex Gibney and Lawrence Wright.

‘Totally Under Control’ Trailer: Alex Gibney Examines Trump, Government’s Response to COVID-19

The first trailer for Alex Gibney's doc, 'Totally Under Control,' was released Sunday morning.