Category Archives: documentary

Documentary review: Magicians. Life in the Impossible (2016) directed by Marcie Hume, Christoph Baaden

Product info: This documentary shot over a four-year period follows careers and private lives of four magicians: Jon Armstrong, a master of the card trick, Brian Gillis who has to endure the death of his dog, recessionary challenges, and considerable downsizing on … Continue reading

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That Sugar Film (2014) directed by Damon Gameau

Movie info: Three years ago a young Australian actor called Damon Gameau stopped eating refined sugar. He didn’t complain.  Now he embarks on an experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on his healthy body. 60 days … Continue reading

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TV mini series review: Meet the Romans with Mary Beard (2012, BBC2)

Product info: Professor Mary Beard takes a look beyond the stories of emperors, armies and gore in ancient Rome, a city at the heart of a vast and dominating empire — in order to meet the everyday people at the … Continue reading

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Movie review: 20 Feet from Stardom by Morgan Neville

I watched this one because Tasha/heidenkind mentioned it on her excellent blog, Truth, Beauty, Freedom and Books – thank you very much again, my dear! Movie info: A documentary about backup singers who usually stay in the shadows of big … Continue reading

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Movie review: Citizenfour directed by Laura Poitras

Synopsis: In January 2013 Laura Poitras, an American documentary film director and producer, started receiving anonymous encrypted e-mails from “CITIZENFOUR,” who claimed to have evidence of illegal covert surveillance programs run by the NSA in collaboration with other intelligence agencies … Continue reading

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