Tag Archives: Documentary

Going Clear (2015)

Sean Welsh is right about films. Continue reading

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McCullin (2012)

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Senna (2010)

“Everything that happens is real, and I didn’t shoot a frame of it. I didn’t need to. My team and I used the actual footage to create a three-act story of the life of Ayrton Senna.”1 Asif Kapadia “All aspects … Continue reading

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9999 | Document Film Festival 2015

For me, Ellen Vermeulen’s 9999 (2014) is the key film of Document – International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 2015. That’s perhaps a less grand claim than it seems, so let me explain why. This was my first year on … Continue reading

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Going Clear Programme Note for GFT

Going Clear (Dir. Alex Gibney, 2014) is screening at GFT until Thursday 2nd July. My accompanying programme note will be available at screenings – you can download the physical version here and there’s an online version at GFT’s blog here. GFT archives all its programme notes online here. … Continue reading

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What does VHS mean to you?

What does VHS mean to you? Three quite different but uniformly excellent documentaries at Edinburgh International Film Festival – Remake, Remix, Rip-off (Cem Kaya, 2014), Chuck Norris Vs Communism (Ilinca Calugareanu, 2015) and Stand by for Tape Back-Up (Ross Sutherland, … Continue reading

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