Documentary, Film Reviews

REVIEW: A Crime on the Bayou (2021)

It’s fair to say that divisions and racial tensions in America are every bit as palpable as they were back in 1966, the year Nancy Buirski’s documentary reflects upon. There might not be Jim Crow or (official) segregation, but there is George Floyd and Breonna…

Documentary, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Brabham (2021)

Formula One, in recent years, has become synonymous with hyperbolic wealth and glamorous locations. Think of the jewel in the racing calendar crown, Monte Carlo – a veritable playground for the rich and famous. Think of the multi-million dollar sponsorship deals per car. Think of…

Documentary, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Storm Lake (2021)

The pen, as the saying goes, is mightier than the sword. And, in light of recent international events – the murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the detainment of Roman Protesavich – it is clear that good journalism still wields some power. Before the days of…

Documentary, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Julia Scotti – Funny That Way (2021)

TV talent shows have provided a springboard to stardom for many of today’s most famous acts; Harry Styles, Little Mix and Jennifer Hudson, among many others all found fame on TV talent competitions. However, whilst shows like these often discover new talents, they also offer…

Documentary, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Final Account (2021)

For those with a keen interest in history – specifically the events surrounding World War Two – there are a plethora of documentaries to choose from. From The World at War to Shoah; from The Nazis – A Warning from History to The Last Days,…

Documentary, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Bastards’ Road (2021)

Spiritual pilgrimages have long been seen as a way to heal your body; your mind; your soul. The road itself is time to reflect; to assess what needs work; to make a change. The destination is often incidental or purely symbolic – the literal end…

Crime, Documentary, Netflix, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: The Sons of Sam (2021)

The Son of Sam murders in 1970s New York City are some of the most well-known, the most chilling, in all of true crime. When David Berkowitz was identified as the gunman responsible for the shootings that left seven people dead and several more seriously…

Documentary, Film Reviews

REVIEW: What Drives Us (2021)

If we were to look at Dave Grohl’s directorial efforts as an unofficial trilogy on the humane qualities of music, then it seems fitting that What Drives Us feels like the culmination of his previous observations. From tracking what keeps the recording process full of…

BFI Flare 2021, Documentary, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Cured (BFI Flare 2021)

Whilst today the LGBTQ+ community and its allies are still fighting for a range of rights and freedoms, one that is receiving particular attention at this present moment is the campaign for a ban on conversion therapy. Similarly, during the 60s and 70s, there was…