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Source: The Guradian

Documentary Now! An ode to the funniest spoof on television

Thursday 17:15 GMT

After a year that saw documentaries dominate the box office and the wider culture, there’s something apt about the third season of Documentary Now! arriving so early in 2019.

Hader and Armisen, along with a host of stars in amusing cameos, have created a retrospective of the most important moments in documentary film-making – and in doing so poke fun of the genre’s worst excesses. The pair have created the type of humor that perhaps only cinephiles can love (rather like Armisen’s Portlandia spoke to a specific hipster-aware audience); one that comes from recognition of tropes that can only be appreciated if has watched the films that they parody.

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