It’s straightforward to understand the ferocity with which IFC’s gleefully foolish Documentary Now!, now in its third season, takes on nonfiction filmmaking. Each episode mocks a special well-known documentary, with Saturday Evening Reside vets Fred Armisen, Invoice Hader, and Seth Meyers (who all co-created the sequence) making gleeful hash of all the pieces from The Conflict Room to Cease Making Sense to (in a superb current episode) the documentary concerning the recording of the unique solid album for the musical Firm. And lots of of their well-known mates, from John Mulaney to Cate Blanchett, cease by.
Typically the present is just too content material to lean on the truth that it’s making enjoyable of documentaries, and don’t you suppose that’s bizarre?! However then one thing wholly sudden will occur, and the all the pieces will come collectively in sublimely silly methods.
Plus, Helen Mirren serves as host!
“Documentary Now! is healthier than it’s ever been: absurd, joyful, and characteristically exact. And the brand new episodes nonetheless handle to select thoughtfully on the intentions and strategies of filmmakers, notably relating to portraying genius.” Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic
Metacritic Rating: 88 out of 100