Documentary

  • 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...

  • Looking for Richard- Review ***

    In a word association exercise, it would be unexpected for ‘William Shakespeare’ to follow the word ‘Al Pacino’. But nothing about Looking for Richard is...

  • THE KILLING OF AMERICA (1981)  – Review ****

    In 1962, Mondo Cane started a documentary trend that explored the bizarre and sensational, including tabboo subjects and actual violence on screen. Some of these...

  • Terror in the Skies – TV Review ***

    It may seem like a grim choice for an evening watch, but documentary series about plane crashes have a faithful audience. From Air Crash Investigation...

  • For the Love of Spock – Review ***

    To boldly go where no one has gone before. That should be the motto of any documentary. And as the 50 years of the ‘birth’...

  • Sour Grapes – Review ***

    Everyone loves a good falsification story, even if it’s hard, in filmic terms, to reach the level of F for Fake. Sour Grapes, a new...

  • Tickled – Review ****

    Have you ever heard of competitive endurance tickling? No? Want to Google it? Watch a few videos? Yeah? Looks fun, doesn’t it? Weird, silly and...

  • Dugma: The Button – Review ***

    Norwegian director Paul Sakaladin Refsdal was once kidnapped by the Taliban and somehow made the best out of it, by converting to Islam and making...

  • Weiner – Review ****

    If you’re not a resident of New York and don’t follow American late night talk shows, you probably never heard of Anthony Weiner. Or perhaps you...