Tag Archives: Documentary

Messi – New Release Review

We take a look at this investigation into the acclaimed footballer’s stardom… In this docudrama, Spaniard Álex de la Iglesia explores the question, “What makes Lionel Messi the greatest [football] player in the world?”. If you question that assumption then, basically, tough luck for you, as it is a foundational assumption for this interesting, though […]

Tell Spring Not to Come This Year – New Release Review

This is an arresting, nuanced and urgent documentary… Since Bush declared ‘Mission Accomplished’ as Western forces withdrew from Afghanistan back in 2003 the Afghan National Army have been continuing the fight alone. Not that you would know it considering how under-represented they are and how misrepresented their voice has become. This documentary gains its power […]

Exclusive Interview: Saeed Taji Farouky Talks Tell Spring Not to Come This Year

The powerful documentary Tell Spring Not to Come This Year is released in UK cinemas tomorrow (13th November) and we’ve been lucky enough to sit down with its director Saeed Taji Farouky. Read on as we talk to one of the most interesting interview subjects this site has had as we talk about the underrepresented story of the Afghan […]

He Named Me Malala – New Release Review

We delight in this triumphant and moving documentary… Documentaries can be so serious, so dour. And it isn’t always just the subjects on which we expect seriousness, like the American healthcare system or the failure of the Iraq War protests. Look at how much seriousness topics like, for instance, the Donkey Kong top score or […]

3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets – Review

We take a look at this ‘quietly devastating’ documentary about the murder of Jordan Davis… 3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets is a quietly devastating, award-winning documentary that tells a story no other genre nor filming style could. It follows the trial of Michael David Dunn, a 45-year-old software developer who was involved in an altercation with a group of […]

The Krays: Kill Order – Review

This often shocking documentary throws light on the terrible twins… The Krays are everywhere right now it seems. Tom Hardy is portraying both of them currently in cinemas (Legend), there has been a resurgence of the numerous films to have come out in the past and there is at least one other new film in the works. Amongst […]

Exclusive Interview: Roger Chapman Talks Last Words!

Today we welcome Roger Chapman to the site in order to find out a little more about his documentary Last Words: The Battle for Arnhem Bridge. We were big fans of the documentary¹ and so we were keen to find out what motivated Roger to make the film, as well as how he chose the film’s focus and […]

Last Words: The Battle For Arnhem Bridge – Review

A compelling story as told by those who lived through it… ‘If in the years to come, you meet a man who says, “I was at Arnhem”, raise your hat and buy him a drink’. British War correspondent Alan Wood famously said that because the battle for Arnhem was an infamous and bloody battle during World War Two […]

Searching for Sugar Man – Review (Spoiler Free)

A moving ode to music and musicians which ruminates on the nature of success… Searching for Sugar Man paints the musician Rodriguez as an almost spectral figure who drifts on the fringes of music society, unseen and yet possessed with the clarity of sight and lyricism that can equally paint the world in mystery as it can inspire revolution. He […]

We Are Many – Review by Christian Robshaw

Christian Robshaw takes a look at this moving documentary which covers the 2003 antiwar march and its fallout… On February 15, 2003, the United Kingdom saw its largest-ever protests in reaction to Prime Minister Tony Blair’s plans for war against Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. In 2014, acclaimed documentarian Amir Amirani crafted a powerful account of […]