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Review: The Price of Kings – Shimon Peres

Review: The Price of Kings – Shimon Peres

Through exclusive interviews and archive footage, ‘The Price of Kings’ takes an in-depth look into the lengthy yet controversial political life of the current President of Israel, Shimon Peres. Mark Dellora reviews the second film in the acclaimed series on world leaders. … Read entire article »

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Review: Shut Up and Play the Hits

Review: Shut Up and Play the Hits

Sundance’s director of programming, Trevor Groth, called it “by far the coolest film we’ve ever shown at Sundance.” And it’s true; Shut Up and Play the Hits, a documentary about the last days of LCD Soundsystem is far more than a concert registration of one of the greatest bands that was. It is a feast of music, visuals and the human side of fame. … Read entire article »

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There is a hunger for independent films, says Robert Redford

There is a hunger for independent films, says Robert Redford

At the opening of the first ever Sundance Festival to take place outside of the US, actor, filmmaker and independent film advocate Robert Redford, hit out at David Cameron saying he does not agree with the PM’s plans to concentrate solely on commercially viable films, adding the idea shows Cameron has a “narrow view” of the industry. … Read entire article »

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Review: East End Babylon

Review: East End Babylon

Throughout the history of rock, musicians have often played down their middle class roots in an attempt to gain street cred. As director Richard England’s revealing documentary ‘East End Babylon’ makes clear, this is not an accusation that could ever be leveled at the Cockney Rejects. … Read entire article »

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Review: Being Elmo

Review: Being Elmo

Thinking of Elmo, you’ll most likely picture him on tv, singing with his friends, or as a stuffed version on a shelf, waiting to be purchased for a lucky toddler. It’s safe to say, not many people think about the man behind one of the world’s most recognized and loved characters. Director Constance Marks did though and so a truly unique and endearing documentary was born. Kristy Hutter reviews Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey. … Read entire article »

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Review: Marx Reloaded

Review: Marx Reloaded

What would have happened if Trotsky had met Marx? What would have happened if Marx lived now? Would we have a more equal society? Would we still see crises, poverty and class-divides? Would we listen to what he had to say? Filmmaker and philosopher Jason Barker tries to provide answers to all these questions and more in his new documentary Marx Reloaded. Sign up now and watch Marx Reloaded for FREE with your LOVEFiLM trial >> … Read entire article »

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Cannes 2012: Which documentaries made the festival?

Cannes 2012: Which documentaries made the festival?

It was a bit of a dissapointment this morning when Cannes 2012 revealed its line-up. Not because there weren’t enough exciting releases, but because there weren’t enough exciting documentaries. Only seven docs will be screened at the festival this summer, check out here what you can expect. … Read entire article »

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