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‘Class Action Park’ is tonally all over the place, but ultimately an entertaining doc on an unusual subject.

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‘Desert One’ recounts the failed mission to save hostages during the Iran Hostage Crisis of the 1980s.

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‘Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies’ is a fascinating and illuminating look at how social mores have changed, as well as how the industry itself treats the subject. Therefore, it was really great to speak with director Danny Wolf Wolf about his recent spate of work, and the art of presenting underrepresented topics onscreen.

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Ron Howard follows four people for one year as they deal with the loss of a town caused by a wildfire. The Camp Fire killed 85 people and is known as California’s most destructive wildfire.

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This rock doc fails to look more closely at 70s rocker Suzi Quatro’s influence on the current crop of musicians out there – but it still doesn’t stop ‘Suzi Q’ from being entertaining.

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The sheer number of creative ways in which writer/director Jeffrey McHale uses footage for this retrospective movie documentary makes it the new gold standard of the genre, taking a movie you’re likely already biased against and leaving you feeling like you might just love it.

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This documentary shows how obsessive life online can be and how it’s effecting America’s young lives.

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Jane Goodall’s 60 years working with chimpanzees is explored in this new personal documentary.

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A touching tribute to one of the most famous artists in western civilization, Loving Vincent does right by Vincent van Gogh, recounting the Dutch painter’s life story in an inventive and mesmerizing way.

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Unfocused, indulgent, and scattered, Human Flow, opening at the Tivoli Friday, doesn’t know what it wants to be, and has an even more difficult time trying to figure out what it wants to say.

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‘Icarus’ is a thrilling, frighteningly relevant documentary that may go a long way toward explaining the danger of any state propaganda machine.

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The Skyjacker’s Tale is a captivating investigation of race and class in the Caribbean, as well as an informative unpacking of what it means to reform and mature.

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Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey is the story of the eponymous climbing legend, Beckey, who has been making history and inspiring climbers since the late 1930s.

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Let’s be clear: There is enough remarkable footage of hot magma bursts and erupting volcanoes to make any straight-up nature documentary jealous. But Herzog’s interests are cultural.

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Full Court is playing at this year’s Seattle International Film Festival, and isn’t a bad watch by any means. Spencer Haywood’s story is an interesting one, and his documentary is forthright as it concerns the good as well as the bad in the man’s life. Yet the picture doesn’t exactly reinvent the wheel when it comes to its presentation.

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