No Stone Unturned

No Stone Unturned – Review

This was first reviewed on 05/10/17 as part of London Film Festival. Following in the footsteps of recent popular crime documentaries Making a Murderer and Serial, No Stone Unturned tells the horrific story...
Liberami

Deliver Us (Liberami) – Review

The art of documentary-making has been trending to harrowing new extremes in recent years, potentially due to the prevalence of true crime content – be it the podcast Serial or Netflix’s Making a Murderer...
Jane

Jane – LFF 2017 Review

Despite its proficiency in inspiring emotion, Jane can at points feel like it’s a little lacking in depth. There are countless details in Goodall's work that are glossed over in quick montages, details that...
Kingdom of us

Kingdom of Us – LFF 2017 Review

Suicide and mental health are vitally important topics of discussion, with Kingdom of Us facing these head on. In a relentlessly challenging documentary brought to us by Netflix, creator Lucy Cohen shows the...
A Film Still From NO STONE UNTURNED. Photo Credit: Stan Harlow.

No Stone Unturned – LFF 2017 Review

Following in the footsteps of recent popular crime documentaries Making a Murderer and Serial, No Stone Unturned tells the horrific story of the mass murder in Loughinisland, Northern Ireland. 23 years on and...
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Makala – LFF 2017 Review

In Swahili, 'makala' means 'charcoal'. Emmanuel Gras’ observational documentary follows Kabwita Kasongo as he journeys fifty kilometres across seemingly endless Congolese dirt tracks to hawk his wears in the...
Jim carrey

Jim & Andy – Venice 2017 Review

As hinted by its nicely simple title, Jim & Andy is a documentary exploring the brilliant but difficult comedy minds of Jim Carrey and the late Andy Kaufman, centring on how those minds became one on the...
City of Ghosts

City of Ghosts – Review

The opening minutes of City of Ghosts show Matthew Heineman on the same showy form that made his Cartel Land so interesting. Key members of Syrian anti-ISIS journalist group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently...
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Whitney: Can I Be Me – Review

Whitney: Can I Be Me sees Nick Broomfield take on the iconic spectre of Asif Kapadia's Amy, and largely fail. His brief, of course, is to take on the iconic spectre of Whitney Houston, but again, we've seen...