Trailer For The Batkid Documentary Will Make You Feel All Warm And Fuzzy

With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, five-year-old Miles Scott stole our hearts when he fulfilled his dream of becoming Batman for a day. The trailer for the upcoming documentary Batkid Begins takes us behind the scenes of the day that San Francisco became Gotham City and Miles became a hero. » 5/21/15 2:20pm 5/21/15 2:20pm

One of New York's Dirtiest Cops Ever Weighs In on Today's NYPD

A handful of New York City cops have contended for the dubious crown of most corrupt ever in the 170-year history of the NYPD. There was Charles H. Becker, who met the electric chair in 1915 after he successfully ordered a hit on a gambler who had threatened to expose him as crooked. Or Louis Eppolito and Stephen… » 5/15/15 2:35pm 5/15/15 2:35pm

Documentary On Biggs Darklighter, A Character Mostly Cut From A New Hope

Biggs Darklighter was Luke Skywalker’s best friend in the first Star Wars movie, but most of his scenes were cut from the final version of the film. In this installment of Jamie Benning’s Filmumentaries, Garrick Hagon, who played Biggs, talks about his experience on the Star Wars set and his feelings about the movie. » 5/13/15 11:00am 5/13/15 11:00am

Dark Star Offers A Melancholy, Intimate Portrait Of Artist H.R. Giger

There’s a sadness running through Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World — a portrait of the Swiss artist whose most famous creation was the title character in Alien. It comes from knowing that its subject died last year. But the mood suits this appreciative study of a man who counted fear and death among his muses. » 5/08/15 8:00am 5/08/15 8:00am

View A Trailer For A Doc On The Real-Life Heavenly Creatures Murderers

Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures dramatized one of New Zealand’s most shocking murders, in which a pair of teen girls brutally killed one of their mothers. Director Alexander Roman’s documentary, Reflections of the Past, uses interviews, vintage images, and reenactments to further explore the story. » 4/30/15 6:00pm 4/30/15 6:00pm

A Forensic Photographer Explains The Fine Art Of Capturing A Crime Scene

Forensic photographer Nick Marsh discusses his 20-year career in David Beazley's five-minute documentary. Among the revelations: lighting, composition, and keeping an open mind are of utmost importance — and technology has actually harmed his profession by flooding the field with undertrained shutterbugs. » 4/16/15 9:00pm 4/16/15 9:00pm

Like Marty, a Back to the Future Documentary Will Arrive in October 2015


Back In Time, a documentary that started life as a small film about Back to the Future from the point of view of the Delorean, has expanded far beyond its original brief. Just from the trailer you can see just how perfect a celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of Back to the Future the documentary is. » 3/11/15 2:30am 3/11/15 2:30am

A Haunting Animated Documentary About Rediscovery Of An Extinct Insect

Dryococelus australis, known as the Lord Howe Island stick insect or tree lobster was thought to be extinct by 1920, but in 2001, a small population of the species was rediscovered. This fantastic animated documentary traces that rediscovery and the species and the attempts to bring it back from the brink of… » 1/12/15 4:40pm 1/12/15 4:40pm

You Must Watch This Documentary About Making 1970s B-Movie Demon Lover

Demon Lover Diary is sort of like American Movie and Blair Witch Project rolled into one, amazing cinematic experience. In 1975, filmmaker Joel DeMott went with her boyfriend Jeff Kreines to Michigan, to help a young Donald G. Jackson (of Rollerblade notoriety) film his first feature, Demon Lover. The results are… » 9/29/14 4:40pm 9/29/14 4:40pm

Video Games: The Movie: The Kotaku Review

Most Kotaku readers probably won't need to watch Video Games: The Movie. They'll already know—and likely love—the mythology being presented in the new Kickstarted documentary. The real question, then, is if the film has the ability to ignite that love in people who aren't video game enthusiasts. Sadly, it doesn't.… » 7/15/14 2:27pm 7/15/14 2:27pm