I’m no documentary expert but I know what works. I have seen enough bad documentaries and plenty of good ones to know the patterns and how to make a documentary which is engaging, focused and in the very best of cases … Continue reading How to make a good documentary
As he was doing the promotional rounds for Birdman, the director of the Oscar-winning movie stated that superhero films were, amongst other criticisms, “Cultural Genocide.” This is pretty much the culmination of a blockbuster backlash that Hollywood is managing to survive … Continue reading Forget Superhero fatigue – why do we still watch biopics?
I love a good documentary! One of the best documentaries I saw last year was Banksy’s “Exit through the Gift Shop.” I think for me to enjoy the documentary I have to be intrigued by the subject. Seems obvious but it has to have a sense of wonder or “wow” about it or I’ll begin to get bored by the whole thing. This is why Exit through the Gift shop was so good because it sucked you in with the intriguing character at the center of the whole film. Man on Wire does exactly the same! The synopsis is simple; it’s … Continue reading Man on Wire (2008) Review