Long Live My Happy Head (2022) Review – BFI Flare

Long Live My Happy Head (2022) Review – BFI Flare

‘Long Live My Happy Head’ (2022) is a wonderful new documentary from Will Hewitt and Austen McCowan exploring impending death through art. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.

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Flee (2022) Review

Flee (2022) Review

Riz Ahmed and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau bring ‘Flee’ to the big screen, an animated docudrama about an Afghan asylum seeker that is nominated for 3 Oscars. Review by Joseph Wade.

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10 Best Films 2021: Annice White

10 Best Films 2021: Annice White

In a 2021 film calendar filled with delayed releases from years gone by and dominated by big-budget blockbusters, Annice White highlights the 10 Best Films 2021.

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Delphine’s Prayers (2021) Open City Documentary Festival Review

Delphine’s Prayers (2021) Open City Documentary Festival Review

‘Delphine’s Prayers’ (2021), from well regarded documentarian Rosine Mbakam, serves as a memoir by its subject, a Belgian immigrant with a traumatic, perspective-shifting story. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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Songs for the River (2021) Open City Documentary Festival Review

Songs for the River (2021) Open City Documentary Festival Review

Charlotte Ginsborg coronavirus pandemic documentary ‘Songs for the River’ highlights social and political issues from the perspective of a small London community. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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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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