documentary

'Living Undocumented' puts faces on families

"Living Undocumented" is a passionate piece of advocacy filmmaking, one that -- for all the tears and heart-wrenching moments -- will likely end up preaching to the choir. The Netflix presentation nevertheless puts faces on the toll of US immigration policy, while making a point of noting the role of past administrations as well as the current one.

Ken Burns on the love and loss of 'Country Music'

Ken Burns, the renowned documentarian known for bringing American history to vivid life, debuts his latest effort on Sunday, "Country Music." The ambitious yet intimate eight-part PBS series chronicles one of the country's indigenous and most beloved musical genres.

Winfrey revisits Jackson accusations with 'After Neverland'

Oprah Winfrey conducted a sympathetic interview with Wade Robson and James Safechuck, whose allegations of sexual abuse by Michael Jackson provide the foundation of "Leaving Neverland," the stunning four-hour HBO documentary that concluded Monday night.

'The Trump Dynasty' distills president's life into A&E documentary

As with all things pertaining to Donald Trump, people will surely project their preconceived notions onto "The Trump Dynasty," a three-part, six-hour A&E documentary presented under the Biography banner. This deep dive into the president's life is nevertheless well worthwhile -- especially through the first two parts, which offer a detailed guide of the people and events that shaped him.

Climbing 3,000 feet without ropes

Any doubts as to whether Alex Honnold was the greatest rock climber of all time were doused when the American did something that no one thought was humanly possible.

'Lorena' goes beyond tabloid trappings to the heart of Bobbitt case

The Lorena Bobbitt story launched a thousand jokes, from late-night comedians to Howard Stern. The four-part documentary "Lorena," however, goes beyond the headlines about the woman who cut off her husband's penis, yielding a thoughtful, comprehensive look at domestic abuse and how the media covers high-profile stories.

LeBron James HBO documentary 'Student Athlete' indicts NCAA

LeBron James bypassed college and headed directly to the NBA, where he has earned millions. That makes him an intriguing vehicle to produce "Student Athlete," a stinging rebuke of collegiate athletics and the organizing NCAA, amid his rapid expansion off the court as a producer and performer.

Ruth Bader Ginsberg documentary 'RBG' earns favorable verdict

Stirring in all the right ways, "RBG" is much more than just a profile of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the unexpectedly iconic Supreme Court Justice. The documentary, rather, turns out to be a wonderful love story, with a buddy comedy -- built around Ginsburg's unlikely friendship with her ideological opposite, the late Antonin Scalia -- thrown in for good measure.