Super Size Me certainly has a compelling hook. Morgan Spurlock wants to delve deeper into the effects of McDonalds on the health of America so decides to eat nothing but food from that restaurant for 30 days. Three meals a day, … Continue reading Documentary Month: Super Size Me (2004) Review
You wouldn’t be at fault for wondering why The Friedman family are getting their own documentary when you start watching this movie. The shocking reveal of child-pornography and sexual assault allegations may seem surprising but are not unique and you begin … Continue reading Documentary Month: Capturing the Friedmans (2003) Review
You could make a fairly convincing argument for The Thin Blue Line being the first “true crime” documentary. It is certainly one to inspire the likes of Serial or The Making of a Murderer. From it’s in-depth look at the system … Continue reading Documentary Month: The Thin Blue Line (1988) Review
There is something very simple about adding colour to black and white footage but somehow this technique brings the First World War to life in a way not realised before. It makes the event feel much more current and not over … Continue reading WW1 and Documentary Month: They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) Review
You can’t help but feel a little cheated by Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie. The American religion is so secretive and shrouded in mystery that any chance to get close to the truth about what happens at this organisation should be … Continue reading Documentary Month: My Scientology Movie (2015) Review
There is a scary frankness to the first half of Bowling for Columbine. It is a movie which effectively outlines the facts about gun-crime in America and does so in a way which can’t help but force you to shake your … Continue reading Documentary Month: Bowling for Columbine (2002) Review
Horror is well and truly behind us and this month we take a reflective look at a conflict ending 100 years ago this November. World War 1 is an event that hasn’t made it to the big screen as often as … Continue reading WW1 and Documentary Month: The Launch!