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Sisters With Transistors – Review

This film was previously reviewed in June 2020 as part of Sheffield Doc/Fest. Lisa Rovner explores women’s work in electronic music in her feature documentary debut Sisters With Transistors. The film is...
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Stray – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. Told almost entirely from the point of view of strays roaming the crowded streets of Istanbul, Elizabeth...
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My Father and Me – Review

A veteran documentarian whose career started in the early ‘70s, Nick Broomfield’s best known work includes Kurt & Courtney, Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer, and Whitney: Can I Be Me. His...
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Nous – Berlinale 2021 Review

Alice Diop’s latest documentary captures life in the Paris suburbs, meandering between characters, vignettes, and geographies of the city with inquisitiveness but without interrogation. The wildlife-watching...
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Uppercase Print – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2020 as part of our Berlinale Film Festival coverage. Hybrid documentaries often use their newly-filmed footage to advance narrative drama in the absence of its...
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Woman in Motion – Review

Fans of Star Trek may remember Nichelle Nichols as the unflappable communications officer Lieutenant Uhura of the Enterprise, but Nichols’ involvement in humanity's journey into space goes beyond the...
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The Capote Tapes – Review

For a man as loudly individual and extroverted as Truman Capote – bestselling author of In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Ebs Burnough’s documentary begins remarkably intimately. Capote’s...
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Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets – Review

This film was originally reviewed in October 2020 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets sets out to break the rules of cinema. Why do we have to distinguish between...
Descent

Descent – Raindance 2020 Review

Freediving is diving without any breathing apparatus, relying only on the diver's lung capacity to stay underwater for incredibly long periods of time. The more extreme form of this is 'ice freediving' where...
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The Painter and the Thief – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival 2020 coverage. The story could’ve been torn straight out of a Hitchcock thriller: two thieves break into a gallery and steal two...