documentary

Uncovering Curiosities: John Spira’s ELSTREE 1976

Elstree 1976 isn’t a film about the making of Star Wars. John Spira’s 2015 documentary plays like a High School reunion film. It’s a look at the past and a catch-up with some of the supporting actors and extras who played a part in George [...]

April 4, 2021

Notebook Reviews: NIGHT AND FOG (NUIT ET BROUILLARD)

Alain Resnais – 1956 Night And Fog is a powerful and harrowing documentary about the holocaust. It’s emotionally gripping stuff and it makes Steven Spielberg’s  Schindler’s List seem like a sanitised, Hollywood version of [...]

February 18, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Eric Walter’s MY AMITYVILLE HORROR

My Amityville Horror is a bizarre (but strangely riveting) documentary focused on Daniel Lutz as he recounts events from the infamous Amityville haunting on 112 Ocean Avenue in 1975. The middle-aged, Lutz doesn’t appear to have recovered from the [...]

January 9, 2021

Notebook Reviews: BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB

Wim Wenders – 1999 Wim Wenders’ Buena Vista Social Club is a captivating documentary about the Cuban music scene. Interviews with the musicians and performances are intercut to deliver a throughly engaging film. It would have been nice [...]

December 15, 2020

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