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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...
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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...
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Ultraviolence – LFF 2020 Review

In 2001, director Ken Fero released Injustice, a documentary examining the killings of Black people in police custody in the UK. Ten years in the making, Ultraviolence is Fero’s emphatic and essential...
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Time – LFF 2020 Review

In Garrett Bradley’s documentary Time, Sibil "Fox" Richardson is working to have her husband Robert released from prison. She believes his sentence—60 years for armed bank robbery—is oppressively and...
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I Am Samuel – LFF 2020 Review

“Alex is the love of my life… we belong together.” What appears to be a sweet and earnest declaration of love from Samuel, the subject of Peter Murimi’s vital documentary, swiftly becomes a defiant...