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Regarding Susan Sontag portrays a woman ahead of her time

Regarding Susan Sontag portrays a woman ahead of her time

The very nature of documentary is to reflect, condense and categorise the events and the people that surround us. The problem facing Regarding Susan Sontag is how do you categorise a subject that is beyond categorisation? … Read entire article »

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DVD: Sing Your Song

DVD: Sing Your Song

Released on DVD today, Sing Your Song charts the life and accomplishments of the world-renowned entertainer Harry Belafonte. With his charismatic and incredibly likable character clear throughout the film, this biographical documentary reveals his true passion is not just singing and acting but fighting injustice and creating awareness for the civil rights movement, on which he had great impact. … Read entire article »

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Anton Corbijn: Inside Out

Anton Corbijn: Inside Out

For a man who has made a career out of making the famous more famous, Anton Corbijn seems to find it difficult to deal with being in the limelight himself, as the new documentary “Anton Corbijn: Inside Out” shows us. … Read entire article »

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Spike Lee’s BAD25 to open at Venice Film Festival

Spike Lee’s BAD25 to open at Venice Film Festival

Although the King of Pop has passed away, his music lives on. On Friday 31 August during the Venice Film Festival, exactly 25 years to the day after the album Bad was initially released in 1987, director Spike Lee will premiere his new documentary BAD25. At the time the album instantly surged to a No.1 in the world charts – will the film do the same? … Read entire article »

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David vs. Goliath in You’ve been Trumped

David vs. Goliath in You’ve been Trumped

Although not entirely unbiased and balanced, Anthony Baxter’s new documentary poignantly portrays the struggle of a small Scottish community against a big American commercial monster. … Read entire article »

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Woody Allen: A Documentary – but just for fans

Woody Allen: A Documentary – but just for fans

Making a film about a filmmaker can be a very tricky thing but Robert B Weide has attempted it with his new depiction of Woody Allen, creatively called “Woody Allen: A Documentary”. What your opinion of the result is depends on how big of a fan you are, writes Alexandra Zeevalkink. … 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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