documentary

Jodorowsky’s Dune (2014) – Review

Directed by Frank Pavich
Starring Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michael Seydoux, HR Giger, Nicholas Winding Refn

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Leave The World Behind (2014) – Review

 

Like John Travolta, I got chills and they’re multiplying. This was not the sight of Olivia Newton-John in shiny black spandex that made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck, but the concert footage from ‘One Last Tour’ from Swedish House Mafia, of which this is a documentary feature, directed by Christian Larson, teaming up with the band again after their collaboration on Take One, another documentary about the band, released in 2010, and a handful of their music videos.

Catch our whole review of Leave The World Behind at Flickering Myth

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Free To Play (2014) – Review

A documentary from Valve featuring some of the best DOTA2 gameplayers from all around the world as they meet in a competition in Cologne to compete for the best team prize of, wait for it… a cool one million dollars. Yes, you real-world, three-dimensional people, whilst you are slogging your guts out in some windowless hovel for minimum wage to feed your kids Aldi baken beans, these nocturnal timewasters are lining their pockets with gold and their innards with Wotsits for being good at something that isn’t even real.

 

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Room 237 (2012) – Review

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 If you ever wanted proof that some people just have too much time on their hands, well, here you are. This documentary feature from the back end of last year spends its entire running time trying to convince us that there is more to ‘The Shining’ than meets the eye. The title comes from the room in the Overlook Hotel that holds as much fear for its audience as it does fascination. If only there was as much of either of these things here to dwell on, then this may have been a more satisfying experience.

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Mission To Lars (2013) – Review

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“Why are we doing this? 
“Because we have to and we can’t get out of this now.”
A documentary can sometimes be a difficult project to pin down for a reviewer. Most documentaries, if we’re honest, have a message for us – something the film-makers want to get across. Something that is apparently important (to the teller) enough not to regail as an imaginary tale.