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  • How spun are this year’s Oscar nominees?

    This year’s Oscar nominees for Best Documentary include heavy-hitting stories of violence across the world and the harrowing tales behind two of America’s best known soul artists. But in an era where it seems all documentaries are trying to push some kind of agenda, it’s important to ask: How accurate… read more

  • When Animals Attack

    Animal attack movies are popular because they prey on moviegoer’s fear of nature. Instead of phantoms, demonic spirits, or imaginary beasts, the protagonists are creatures we know are real and lurking out there… somewhere. But how close to reality are they? We took a look at a few animal attack… read more

  • Found Footage: 5 Flicks That Tried To Be True

    With Halloween this week, found footage “documentaries” are making their annual comeback. So, we wanted to take a minute to highlight five of these fictional movies that come a little too close to being real. We highly recommend watching any of these wonderful films on this hallowed week, but don’t… read more

  • The Top 10 Most Spun Documentaries of All-Time

    A lot of documentaries have a bias. Sometimes the slant is supported by facts and reasoned argument; other times, the film essentially amounts to a propaganda piece. We’ve watched them all so you don’t have to. Without further ado, here are CinemaSpin’s Top 10 Most Spun Documentaries of All-Time:

  • How ‘The Blair Witch’ Spun America

    In 1999, The Blair Witch Project succeeded in doing to film what Orson Welles’ “The War of the Worlds” broadcast had done to radio—they fooled an audience into believing that a fictitious horror story was real. While the hysteria driven by Orson Welles’ broadcast was unintentional, the Blair Witch Project… read more

  • Were documentaries always scientifically illiterate?

    Today it seems like almost all of the documentaries that are produced have an ideological agenda. But was it always this way? The 1996 Frontline documentary “Fooling with Nature” serves as evidence to the contrary. This level-headed approach to the science regarding Bisphenol A (BPA) provides a balanced perspective on the… read more