All posts tagged "documentary"

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Interview with Jeff Feuerzeig

    American director and screenwriter Jeff Feuerzeig is best known for his film The Devil and Daniel Johnston, for which he won Best Director at Sundance...