Archive for the ‘Documentary’ Category

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope

In a lot of ways documentary is the responsible older sibling of film making. It’s not that documentaries can’t be designed to entertain — of course they can — but they also shoulder the responsibility of educating, or enlightening, their audience [Like any form of creative media there are exceptions to this rule, but for […]

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Blu-Ray: Last Chance to See

Whenever I watch one of those awards nights – where people who already have far more than they need get up and accept awards for things that they were already exasperatingly over-paid to do – I always end up asking myself who I’d thank should I ever win anything of greater accolade than a parking fine. […]

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DVD: Follow ups, Sequels and Series No.1

I don’t really like going back and reviewing sequels, or continuations of titles that I’ve already visited. Too often it feels like you’re just saying the same thing about the same things. But there are titles that I feel deserve a mention, so from time to time I’m going to be doing this kind of […]

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Movie: Lake Mungo

Ghost movies are pretty lame. There, I said it! Really you’re going to be pretty hard pressed to find a truly creepy ghost movie, that doesn’t rely on the clichés hammered home by so many Japanese horror movies (and their American remakes). But forget The Eye Ring Shutter Grudge Pulse 3, because LAKE MUNGO is […]

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Documentary: Chicago 10

David Gilmour joined Pink Floyd. The Planet of the Apes, Rosemary’s Baby, Night of the Living Dead, Barbarella and 2001: A Space Odyssey were released. The Beatles created Apple Records and began work on The White Album. Gillian Anderson, Kylie Minogue, Naomi Watts and Jeri Ryan were born. Apollo 8 orbited the Moon. Led Zeppelin […]

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Series: Engineering Connections s1

Most boy nerds know Richard Hammond as one of the guys from TOP GEAR. Specifically he’s the guy to survived a gut wrenching (almost) three hundred mile an hour crash during an attempt at the British land speed record back in 2007. More importantly though, he’s a guy who has created many many hoon-filled hours […]

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Documentary: Gonzo

There are some names that have gravitas. Hunter S Thompson is one of them. Having not grown up in the United States, and being far too young to remember Nixon, or anything much before ‘the Regan years’ — and even then, Regan was just a guy on the news to me — I’ve never had […]

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