Articles Posted in the " Documentary " Category

  • Celluloid Man (E) Home Entertainment Review

    When film connoisseur P.K. Nair caught his first glimpse of cinema as a child, little did he know what a profound and life-changing experience this would be. For what started as a boyhood fascination became the passion behind his life’s work: founding the first national archive of Indian cinema.

  • Visitors (U) Film Review

    The film is created and directed by Godfrey Reggio, whose experimental Qatsi trilogy Koyaanisqatsi (1982), Powaqqatsi (1989) and Naqoyatsi (2002) made visual statements that weren't very subtle and expressed them in kinetic images that kept you sometimes dazzled.

  • Leave the World Behind (15) Film Review

    Break-ups in the music industry are always sad and frustrating but when it involves three long-time friends who happen to be responsible for the most hypnotic global electronic dance phenomenon called Swedish House Mafia, on top of their game and creativity, then it’s not merely painful but downright baffling – not least to the millions of fans who worshipped them ecstatically night after night, gig after gig.

  • Twenty Feet from Stardom (12A) Film Review

    Look beyond and behind the multimillion album selling artists that receive all of the attention, fame and royalties. In the background there is a virtually unnoticed but still formidable force that powers heart and soul into making the biggest names look and sound like the world class superstars that they are. Who are they? For the first time ever the Oscar winning Twenty Feet from Stardom invites you into the unseen world of the backing singer.

  • The Unknown Known (12A) Film Review

    Errol Morris has always been a documentarian with an acute and interrogative sensitivity towards the truth concerning subjects in which this quality, elusive and intangible at the best of times, proves to be particularly frustrating and untenable.

  • Plot for Peace (12A) Film Review

    Dir. Carlos Agullo and Mandy Jacobson, US, 2013,  84 mins Cast: Jean-Yves Ollivier, Thabo Mbeki, Joachim Chissano, Denis Sassou Nguesso, Chester Crocker, Winnie Mandela Review by Marianne Gray Plot for Peace is an evocative documentary that reveals an untold story of apartheid’s fall, and the mysterious French businessman, code name “Monsieur Jacques”, who was, among […]

  • Journal de France (12A) | Film Review

    Something about the stylistically layered approach to its subject – a veteran French photojournalist and documentary film maker – makes this documentary quietly inspiring and even profound.

  • Janapar: Love on a Bike (15) Home Entertainment Review

    When Tom Allen gave up his job to go around the world on his bike, he thought that the bike ride would be the whole of the adventure. But the trip offered so much more and, in fact, changed his life. This charming and all-engrossing documentary film, as narrated by Tom, tells us a lot about Tom before he sets off as well as what happens during his epic adventure.