Juste un mouvement (2021) Open City Documentary Festival Review

Juste un mouvement (2021) Open City Documentary Festival Review

Inspired by the work of Jean-Luc Godard, Vincent Meessen’s ‘Juste un mouvement’ (2021) documentary on Senegalese left-wing revolutionary Omar Blondin Diop, review. By Sam Sewell-Peterson.

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The Sparks Brothers (2021) Review

The Sparks Brothers (2021) Review

Self-confessed music fanboy Edgar Wright makes for the perfect director of Sparks music documentary ‘The Sparks Brothers’ (2021), about Ron and Russell Mael aka The Sparks Brothers. Review by Mark Carnochan.

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Crip Camp (2020) Review

Crip Camp (2020) Review

Nominated for Documentary Feature at the 2021 Oscars, “Crip Camp is an essential story of liberty and spirit against impossible odds”. James Lebrecht and Nicole Newnham direct, Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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My Octopus Teacher (2020) Review

My Octopus Teacher (2020) Review

‘My Octopus Teacher’, the wildlife documentary phenomenon that has earned a nomination at the 2021 Oscars, isn’t quite the runaway success of other documentaries in its genre. Katie Doyle reviews.

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Collective (2019) Review

Collective (2019) Review

Romanian film ‘Collective’, a nominee in both the Documentary Feature and International Feature categories at the 2021 Oscars, is “one of the most important documentaries of all time”. Mark Carnochan reviews.

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Do Not Split (2021) Short Film Review

Do Not Split (2021) Short Film Review

‘Do Not Split’, the Oscar nominated Documentary Short Subject from the frontlines of Hong Kong’s protests against the CPC by Anders Hammer, reviewed by Joseph Wade.

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Colette (2020) Short Film Review

Colette (2020) Short Film Review

Colette Marin-Catherine, a survivor of the Nazi occupation of France and sibling to a young man killed in labour camps, is the subject of this Oscar nominated Documentary. Review by Joseph Wade.

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Hunger Ward (2021) Short Film Review

Hunger Ward (2021) Short Film Review

Hunger Ward – Oscar nominated for Documentary Short Subject, Skye Fitzgerald’s unflinching look at the Yemen food crisis caused by its conflict with Saudi Arabia is unmissable. Review by Joseph Wade.

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A Concerto Is a Conversation (2020) Short Film Review

A Concerto Is a Conversation (2020) Short Film Review

‘A Concerto Is a Conversation’, from Kris Bowers and Ben Proudfoot, is a 2021 Oscars Documentary Short Subject film nominee about race, legacy, heritage and music. Joseph Wade reviews.

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A Love Song for Latasha (2020) Short Film Review

A Love Song for Latasha (2020) Short Film Review

In 1991,15 year old Latasha Harlins was shot and killed in an LA convenience store. Oscar nominated documentary short subject ‘A Love Song for Latasha’ tells of her impactful life. Joseph Wade reviews.

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