Cecilia Zoppelletto writes about the genesis of her documentary feature La Belle At The Movies, which has its world premiere this weekend as part of Film Africa 2015.
Asif Kapadia’s documentary about the life and death of Amy Winehouse has been a fixture in the London top ten since its release. It has been praised for its sensitivity and dedication to a ‘true’ picture of Winehouse. But does it just follow a standard narrative for jazz musicians in the movies? Sarah and Martin Slade compare and contrast with the biopic of another jazz legend, Billie Holiday.
Paul Duane interviews Robert Gordon about the new documentary, which takes a look back at the 1968 televised debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley jr.
Matthew Turner reports for MostlyFilm from Sheffield.
As Electric Boogaloo opens in UK cinemas, Spank The Monkey looks at Mark Hartley’s trilogy of documentaries exploring the underside of cinema history.
Sarah Slade watches We Are Many – a new documentary about popular opposition to the Iraq war – and she can’t help noticing what gets left out.
Philip Concannon looks for the real Sam Fuller in a new documentary about the director.
Yasmeen Khan explores a history of women as consumers and creators of comics.
Peter Morgan reviews a documentary that lifts a curtain on…another one
Niall Anderson watches Al Pacino deconstruct Oscar Wilde’s most difficult play, and himself