Category Archives: Documentaries

PANTANI: THE ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF A CYCLIST (James Erskine, 2014) 7/10

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KISS THE WATER (Eric Steel, 2013)

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Genre: Documentary In her desolate cottage in Northern Scotland Megan Boyd used to make fishing flies, though looking like delicately put together works of art, they were also lethal for catching salmon. Her name became something almost mythical as people … Continue reading

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1: LIFE ON THE LIMIT (Paul Crowder, 2013)

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Starring: Michael Fassbender, Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher Genre: Documentary Covering over 60 years of Formula 1 since the first world championship in 1950, this tells a story that starts off in the ‘golden’ era of the sport in its first … Continue reading

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THE MISSING PICTURE (Rithy Panh, 2013)

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Starring: Randal Douc Genre: Documentary Rithy Panh tells the story of his personal traumatic childhood experience of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge and its horrific regime between 1975 and 1979 in which millions of the country’s residents died, including all of Panh’s … Continue reading

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BLACKFISH (Gabriela Cowperthwaite, 2013)

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Starring: Tilikum, Dave Duffus, Samantha Berg Genre: Documentary Tilikum is a 12,000 lbs. Orca captured from the wild when young for use at the popular SeaWorld parks and has been directly responsible for the deaths of 3 trainers during his … Continue reading

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THE BURFORD TOP 10S: THE BEST FILMS OF 2013

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As always, to qualify the film’s opening theatrical release day has to be in 2013, it just seems easiest that way. The only films that I feel could have made this list, but I have not the chance to see … Continue reading

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SEDUCED AND ABANDONED (James Toback, 2013)

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Starring: Alec Baldwin, James Toback, Martin Scorsese Genre: Documentary/ Alec Baldwin Actor Alec Baldwin and director James Toback decide to join forces to make a loose remake of Last Tango in Paris, which will also star Neve Campbell. Of course … Continue reading

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THE GATEKEEPERS (Dror Moreh, 2012)

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Starring: Ami Ayalon, Avraham Shalom, Avi Dichter You may like this if you like: 5 Broken Cameras (Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi, 2011), The Act of Killing (Josh Oppenheimer, 2012), McCullin (David Morris and Jacqui Morris, 2012) The Gatekeepers is … Continue reading

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THE ACT OF KILLING (Josh Oppenheimer, 2012) 10/10

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VILLAGE AT THE END OF THE WORLD (Sarah Gavron and David Katznelson, 2012)

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  Starring: The villagers of Niaqornat You may like this if you like: The Peddler (Eduardo de la Serna et al, 2010), Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin, 2012), Trashed (Candida Brady, 2012) Shot over the course of a … Continue reading

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