The UK documentary is in rude health. As the Grierson awards celebrating the industry approach, we look at the contradictions in the legacy of this filmmaking form.
Monthly Archives: October, 2015
Madame Courage tells the story of how admiring from a distance can bring meaning and joy to the life of a poor boy living in an Algerian slum.
Steve Jobs has a first class creative team behind it, and their cinematic abilities stop this film from being hagiography – but the subject lacks emotional power.
Fifty tells the interlinking stories of four older women in the bustling metropolis of Lagos who are facing down turning 50.
The 80s cult classic ultra-violent Hellraiser series gets a lavish Blu-Ray boxset release. How does the trilogy stand up almost more than 20 years on?
AKIZ takes a light touch to guide this German horror film about a confused teenage girl who starts to see a strange, clumsy apparition.
Johnny Depp stars as Boston crime lord James “Whitey” Bulger in Black Mass. It’s a great film, but doesn’t quite sit up with the greatest gangster films.
A new film night, Stanley’s Film Club, comes to South Norwood, a part of London sorely lacking in independent cinema action.
The pioneering director of the Czech New Wave Milos Forman’s third and most controversial feature, The Firemen’s Ball, receives the glamorous Blu-ray treatment.