In 2004, Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky was on his private jet when he was arrested for tax fraud and oil theft; he was later sentenced to prison in a remote Siberian penitentiary. The scandal created headlines around the world, but in "Khodorkovsky," filmmaker Cyril Tuschi puts forward a very different view: Khodorkovsky may have been the victim of Vladimir Putin's territorial rage when the affluent businessman refused to stay out of political affairs.
As Americans celebrate the Thanksgiving weekend with food and family, this week's Indiewire-curated selections on Hulu's Documentaries page explore our at-times complicated relationship with both the good and the bad that we put into our bodies.
This week’s indieWIRE-curated selections on Hulu’s Documentaries page turns to the world of non-fiction for Halloween costume inspiration. These docs feature vampires, superheroes, monsters, elves, Stormtroopers and more.
Xan Aranda’s debut, “Andrew Bird: Fever Year,” was one of few world premieres at the New York Film Festival and it feels like a discovery. It isn’t a concert film and it certainly isn’t a personal documentary. However, it’s a music documentary that’s entertaining, lyrical and oddly revealing. And it’s definitely worth seeing—if you can.