Documentary

  • Letters from Baghdad – Review **

    Sometimes a documentary’s subject is so much more interesting than the documentary itself, than you are left in two states of mind: in one hand,...

  • WHO’S GONNA LOVE ME NOW – Review ***

                The Heymann brothers – Barak and Tomer –have been directing documentaries for quite a while (you may have come across them in 2015 with...

  • REVOLUTION: NEW ART FOR A NEW WORLD – Review ***

    The Russian avantgarde is a fascinating subject – not only because of the incredible quality of its output in such a short period, but also...

  • UNCERTAIN ***

    There’s something about Southern USA that attracts documentarists. In the tradition of  Errol Morris’s Vernon, Florida or, more recently, Sean Dunne’s Florida Man, there’s now...

  • Cameraperson – Review ****

    If you don’t like or are indifferent to documentaries, stay away from Kirsten Johnson’s Cameraperson – a scrapbook of jobs, personal life and growth, it...

  • I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO – Review ****

    James Baldwin may not be as known as Martin Luther King Jr. or Malcolm X, but the writer/poet/social activist is as much of a reference...

  • Elstree 1976 – Review **

    How was it, to work in Star Wars before it was The Star Wars? As episode 7 was shooting, director Jon Spira managed to get...

  • Embrace – Review ***

    Do women have bodily self-esteem issues? The answer is obviously affirmative, and yet Embrace, the first documentary by mother of three made activist Taryn Brumfitt, seems...

  • Magnus – Review ***

     Documentaries about geniuses aren’t that hard to find – and for chess geniuses, the standard is definitely famous Bobby Fischer Against the World (Liz Garbus, 2011)....

  • My Scientology Movie – Review ***

    Any documentary fans know Louis Theroux quite well – and know he’s not one to be scared to tackle controversial subjects. From Nazism, pedophiles, Westboro...