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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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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: MARLEY

Review: MARLEY

With the unexpected success of SENNA last year, the documentary is possibly experiencing something of a resurgence as a commercial entity of late, and MARLEY, the new documentary on the life of the legendary reggae singer, looks set to become a similar crossover hit, writes Paul Martinovic. … Read entire article »

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Jon Shenk: “President Nasheed is a true David to the climate change Goliath”

Jon Shenk: “President Nasheed is a true David to the climate change Goliath”

Filmmaker Jon Shenk’s body of work reflects the personality of a man who is really engaging with the world around him, fighting for human rights issues and an end to all suffering. His latest doc, The Island President, adds climate change to that list. DocGeeks talks to the director about his Sundance award winning film and how he got unlimited access to the Maldives’ president.   … Read entire article »

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Review: My Big Break

Review: My Big Break

Hollywood: glamour, riches, fame. In an industry where image is everything, getting a real depiction of what goes on behind the scenes is rare. A documentary that has been ten years in the making gives an elusive glimpse into the lives of four young aspiring actors and what they do to become famous. Turns out, the dream of making it big isn’t always as rewarding as it may seem. Kristy Hutter reviews former Raindance nominee My Big … Read entire article »

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