22nd Jun2018

‘For the Love of the Boogeyman: 40 Years of Halloween’ Review

by Philip Rogers

This documentary is by fans and for the fans, chronicling why John Carpenter’s classic has stood the test of time. Bringing together some of the brightest voices from independent horror we will explore what makes the film so special. From the music, the mask to Michael Myers, everyone has their own take on Halloween (1978), […]

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02nd Nov2017

‘Deliver Us (Liberami)’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Whether you are religious or not you’ll have heard of exorcism and the role it plays in the Catholic Church. While it has made its way into popular culture with the likes of The Exorcist it is still a practice that is used to “rid” people of demons. Deliver Us is a documentary that gives […]

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09th Aug2017

Indican Pictures announce US debut of ’30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story’

by Phil Wheat

Indican Pictures is set to release the pivotal documentary on the Garbage Pail Kids. Titled 30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story, this documentary revisits the artists, who made these collectibles famous. Showing a rare glimpse into the corporate culture of Topps as they launched Garbage Pail Kids through the height of the […]

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08th Jun2017

‘Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

If you are a fan of movie history, you often read about actors and directors who had their obsessions. For Steve McQueen, his obsession was with speed, and the movie Le Mans. In the new documentary Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans we get to look behind the movie and hear the story of […]

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30th Mar2017

‘Viva Amiga’ Review

by Phil Wheat

In 1985 an upstart team of Silicon Valley mavericks created a miracle: the Amiga computer. A machine made for creativity. For games, for art, for expression. Breaking from the mold set by IBM and Apple, this was something new. Something to change what people believed computers could do. In a world of green on black, […]

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11th May2016

Studio Canal acquire UK rights to ‘De Palma’ documentary

by Phil Wheat

Studio Canal have today announced the UK acquisition of Director-Producer’s Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow’s much anticipated documentary De Palma from A24. In this lively, illuminating and unexpectedly moving documentary, directors Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow engage in a personal and candid discussion with De Palma, exploring not only his life and work but also […]

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30th Sep2015

Watch Now: Trailer for new documentary ‘Nintendo Quest’

by Phil Wheat

Nintendo Quest follows two gaming enthusiasts, director Robert McCallum and life-long friend Jay Bartlett, as they hit the open road in hope of buying all 678 official retail licensed Nintendo games in just 30 days, with no online purchases. One man. 30 days, 678 games. No online purchases. It’s the premise that launched a film […]

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18th Aug2015

Ten Best: “Pop Culture” Documentaries

by Phil Wheat

In recent years there has been a real boom in documentaries surrounding popular culture. Films such as Electric Boogaloo, Video Nasties, The Search for Weng Weng and Adjust Your Tracking have captured the zeitgeist of fans across the globe, and in turn inspired more people to create their own documentaries about pop culture subjects that […]

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17th May2015

‘VHS Forever? Psychotronic People’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Written and Directed by Darren J. Perry, Mark Williams The latest in a growing strand of films that take a fond look at the VHS era, VHS Forever? Psychotronic People is a feature length documentary taking a look at the explosion of movies that became available on VHS in the UK. Taken from the perspective […]

27th Apr2015

‘Cobain: Montage of Heck’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Kurt Cobain is an enigma that we’ll probably never truly understand.  Cobain: Montage of Heck doesn’t try to dictate what we should think about the man, rather it gives a look at his life, from childhood to his infamous death.  Will it give the answers that everybody is looking for? I doubt it; but for […]

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10th Feb2015

‘Drew The Man Behind the Poster’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Featuring: Drew Struzan, Frank Darabont, George Lucas, Thomas Jane, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Guillermo Del Toro, Michael J. Fox | Directed by Erik Sharkey Opening with archival footage of Drew Struzan painting the original poster for Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace, Drew: The Man Behind the Poster, tells the life-story of an […]

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02nd Feb2015

‘Atari: Game Over’ Review

by Phil Wheat

As a kid growing up I can safely say we were dirt poor. When all the kids were playing the Atari 2600 I was stuck playing “Tennis” and “Football” on a hand-me-down Grandstand plug and play (think of Pong with 4 games rather than one); I did have a cousin who had the system but […]

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15th Jan2015

Review Round-Up: ‘D.I.Y.’ & ‘Life Itself’

by Nicky Johnson

D.I.Y. No, this isn’t an informative article about building shelves and benches but rather the first major short film from Josh and Mitch and Jam Flicks, better known for their adverts. Cantering around one man, Andrew (Anton Saunders), who’s left broken after discovering his wife has had an affair. Unable to confront her about it, […]

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29th Oct2014

‘Jodorowsky‘s Dune’ Review

by Dan Clark

Often it is the one that gets away that leaves the biggest impact. For director Alejandro Jodorowsky his white whale was his dream of adapting the literary classic Dune. It was a dream he came inches close of achieving only to see it disintegrate in a cloud of dry dust.    Although the movie was never made […]

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26th Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Drew The Man Behind the Poster’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Featuring: Drew Struzan, Frank Darabont, George Lucas, Thomas Jane, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Guillermo Del Toro, Michael J. Fox | Directed by Erik Sharkey Opening with archival footage of Drew Struzan painting the original poster for Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace, Drew: The Man Behind the Poster, tells the life-story of an […]

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23rd Apr2014

‘The Unknown Known’ Review

by Dan Clark

“There are known knowns. There are known unknowns. There are unknown unknowns. But there are also unknown knowns—that is to say, things that you think you know that it turns out you did not.” Those are the confounding words are spoken by Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld – the subject of Errol […]

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27th Sep2013

‘Blackfish’ Review

by Dan Clark

Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s latest documentary Blackfish is a stunning tale about the systematic corruption of Sea World and how their practices have led to a culture that places profit over both the safety of its employees and the humane treatment of its animals. Using the 2010 death of a Sea World trainer as its focal point, it […]

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17th Aug2013

Remember Nintendo’s Power Glove? You will after this documentary!

by Phil Wheat

Recently there’s been a huge upswell in documentaries that take a look at 1980s pop culture – be it VHS, toys, video games, anything! And now comes a new documentary based on the Nintendo NES’s most famous accessory…The Power Glove! Released in 1989, the Power Glove was THE first gesture-based controller, way before the likes […]

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23rd Jun2013

EIFF 2013: ‘Shooting Bigfoot’ Review

by Guest

Features: C. Thomas Biscardi, Wayne Burton, Rick Dyer | Directed by Morgan Matthews Review by Andrew MacArthur of Cinehouse Morgan Matthews’ Shooting Bigfoot is likely to be a firm fan favourite of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival. Matthews’ feature is an amusing and occasionally dark look into the world of ‘bigfoot hunting’ with enough […]

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23rd Jun2013

EIFF 2013: ‘Before You Know It’ Review

by Guest

Directed by P J Raval Review by Andrew MacArthur of Cinehouse Despite all the big arrivals at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (we’ve had The Bling Ring, Monsters University, The East etc.), this year’s standout features have all been relatively low key documentaries. Whilst these documentaries may not have the star-power or budgets of this […]

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