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Dead Good – Review

While there seem to be no taboo subjects left in 2019, the tranquil opening shot of Rehana Rose’s documentary immediately teases out UK society’s collective discomfort around the business of death....
Berlinale Ringside

Ringside – Berlinale 2019 Review

Sports documentaries have been done to death, but when a compelling, relatable tale of athletic redemption meets an expert storytelling team, the result is a surefire hit. Ringside – following two teenage...
Berlinale Systeme K

Système K – Berlinale 2019 Review

Early in Renaud Barret’s documentary, one of his profiled artists observes that the act of living in Kinshasa is creating art in itself. Système K provides a fearless platform through which the street...
They Shall Not Grow Old ORWAV 2018

They Shall Not Grow Old – Review

The jaw-dropping moment of digital wizardry in They Shall Not Grow Old as 100-year-old footage is flooded with colour is reason enough to crown it one of this year’s most exciting films. The shock of this...
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Fahrenheit 11/9 – LFF 2018 review

“How the fuck did we get here?” asks Michael Moore at the start of his new documentary-cum-raging leftist polemic Fahrenheit 11/9, reflecting on the night Donald Trump was named 45th President of the...
Irene's Ghost

Irene’s Ghost – LFF 2018 review

Most of us have relatives we hardly remember – an aunt, cousin or grandparent dead before we were born or when we were too young to form lasting memories. And although an impression is made, their memory...
Freedom Fields

Freedom Fields – LFF 2018 Review

For women in post-revolution Libya, trying to "have it all" looks a little different. Freedom Fields tracks the unrelenting determination of the first Libyan women’s football team, as the recent political...