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Our Nixon shows other side of 37th US President

Our Nixon shows other side of 37th US President

Between 1969 and 1973, three of President Nixon’s closest aids filmed more than 500 reels of Super 8. They captured intense strategic conversations, meetings between heads of states, private moments and everything in between. Under normal circumstances this footage would be hot enough but in the aftermath of Watergate its importance only increased. … Read entire article »

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A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman

A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman

Graham Chapman’s life story, animated in 14 different styles. If this doesn’t capture the man’s work and persona then what does? Nicola Lampard reviews this rather unconventional hybrid documentary. … Read entire article »

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DVD Review: The Imposter

DVD Review: The Imposter

1994, San Antonio, Texas, a 13-year old Nicholas Barclay disappears without a trace. His family is left distraught, broken and scared. Who has taken their beloved son, is he still alive? Then, just over three years later, miraculous news is delivered; their boy has been found – in Spain. But instead of the end of it, this is merely the beginning of a story so unbelievable that it can only be true. … Read entire article »

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IDFA Review: Elena

IDFA Review: Elena

Director Petra Costa’s mother told her she could live anywhere but New York, and chose any profession except being an actor but, like all daughters do at times, Petra decided to do exactly the opposite. The result is this very emotional and personal documentary. … Read entire article »

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IDFA Review: For I Know My Weakness

IDFA Review: For I Know My Weakness

Patty Looper Sills is a homeless alcoholic when she enters the life of documentary filmmaker John Dentino, begging for money. He has his own reasons to document her story, and ends up being involved in her life for several years – longer than he sometimes would have liked. But the resulting film is certainly worth it. … Read entire article »

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IDFA Review: Mea Maxima Culpa – Silence in the House of God

IDFA Review: Mea Maxima Culpa – Silence in the House of God

In his latest documentary, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, Oscar winning director Alex Gibney delves into the horrific scandal of child sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. … Read entire article »

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LFF Review: Canned Dreams

LFF Review: Canned Dreams

In a society that is marked by the golden arches of McDonald’s and triple whoppers with curly fries, we no longer stop and ask ourselves “what did it take to get this food on our table?” The reality is however that your tin of food has probably seen more countries and people than you’ll ever do. Katja Gauriloff’s documentary takes us on a 30,000km journey following a simple can of ravioli, from sourcing to selling, … Read entire article »

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