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‘Fake Famous’: TV Review

Journalist Nick Bilton explores the hollow, fraudulent and artificially glossy world of social media superstardom in this HBO documentary.

‘Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street’: Film Review | Sundance 2021

Director Marilyn Agrelo traces the first two decades of 'Sesame Street' in a feature-length documentary that will air on HBO.

‘In the Same Breath’: Film Review | Sundance 2021

Documentarian Nanfu Wang follows 'One Child Nation' with 'In the Same Breath,' an eye-opening investigative study for HBO of the COVID-19 outbreak and the common thread of misinformation from both Chinese and American leaders.

‘Transhood’: TV Review

Filmed over five years, HBO documentary 'Transhood' chronicles four American families as they navigate childhood gender transition.

‘Welcome to Chechnya’: Film Review | Sundance 2020

David France's new documentary for HBO, 'Welcome to Chechnya,' is a searing probe into the government-directed persecution, torture and killing of LGBTQ citizens from the Russian republic, chronicling the selfless work of rescue activists.

‘Liberty: Mother of Exiles’ Is “Ultra Relevant,” Say Filmmakers

HBO's 'Liberty: Mother of Exiles' premiered Monday in New York City, with executive producers Diane von Furstenberg, Jason Blum and Sheila Nevins all in attendance.

‘Game of Thrones’ Finale to ‘Deadwood’ Movie: What’s Coming to HBO in May

'Game of Thrones,' 'Barry' and more may be airing finales at HBO, but come May, the network will welcome a wide variety of movies and shows.

‘The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley’: Film Review | Sundance 2019

In 'The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley,' Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney weaves a cautionary tale of hubris and deception around Elizabeth Holmes, who built a $9 billion business out of her overreaching dream of a biomedicine revolution.

Billy Crystal Remembers Robin Williams at ‘Come Inside My Mind’ Premiere

Billy Crystal, Bob Saget and more remembered Robin Williams at the Los Angeles premiere of HBO's new documentary about the late comic, 'Come Inside My Mind.'

‘King in the Wilderness’: Film Review | Sundance 2018

Multiple Emmy winner Peter Kunhardt examines the conflicted period between the Voting Rights Act and the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in his probing study for HBO, 'King in the Wilderness.'

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Sheila Nevins (HBO Documentary Films)

One of the most influential forces in the history of doc filmmaking reflects on how a gig that was to last 13 weeks has gone on for more than 30 years, how the arrival of Vice at HBO and the rise of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon have impacted her division and what she thinks the future holds — for her, her division and doc filmmaking in general.

‘Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing’: TV Review

Wounds are still fresh in HBO's 'Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing,' which lacks focus but remains powerful.