Search Results for: documentary

Luca Guadagnino to Direct Documentary About Salvatore Ferragamo

Luca Guadagnino, director of Call Me By Your Name and upcoming coming-of-age TV series We Are Who We Are, has revealed his next project will be a documentary about the renowned Italian shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo.  Titled Salvatore Ferragamo, Shoemaker of Dreams, the film will follow the designer as he honed his craft in Bonito, Italy at the […]Read More

Documentary Review: Don’t Go Gentle // IDLES

Don’t Go Gentle echoes Dylan Thomas’ ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’, an ardent poem encouraging the reader not to go gently into death. The adjective ‘gentle’ connotes as quiet, careful and compliant, all of which IDLES are not. Thomas’ poem accepts that death cannot be avoided, but can be confronted. IDLES take […]Read More

Documentary Review: Sold For Parts // Fontaines D.C.

Fontaines D.C. released their debut album, Dogrel, in April 2019 and received critical acclaim for their raw poetical portrayal of modern punk. This year, they released Sold For Parts, a documentary detailing the process of writing, recording and performing their highly-rated album.  Produced by Collective Films, Sold For Parts documents the vulnerability, rawness and emotional […]Read More

Documentary Film Review: Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life

There is something of an innocent quality strewn through Tomer Heymann’s latest documentary venture, which ultimately contrasts the film’s stark subject matter. Jonathan Agassi is the wunderkind of gay porn, an incredibly desirable but ultimately provocative star of adult movies who, at his height, was considered one of the greatest actors in porn. However, with […]Read More

Short Documentary Review: Complexion.

When one of our alumni, especially the esteemed former film editor Levi E. Aluede makes a creative project; we are first on hand to support their creativity. Previously Aluede directed the documentary Freedom: Black Hands, White Flags; which focused on the Black Lives Matter movement, and this time around the young filmmaker has explored what it's like to be mixed race growing up in London in the short documentary Complexion. Read More

Does ‘The Crown’ Need A Disclaimer?

This programme contains flash cars, big watches, and fake… At the end of November, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden called for more to be done to protect the reputation of the royal family after the release of the latest series of Netflix drama The Crown. The show has created some increasingly bad press for the royal […]Read More

A Year In Review: How Hit TV Reflected 2020

As pubs and theatres closed, social events cancelled, and millions of workers furloughed this year, many of us turned to our trusty small screens for entertainment. BBC News viewing figures shot up, as Brits sought out the comforting familiarity of Huw Jones’ dulcet Welsh tones. Streaming services like Netflix and Disney+ saw their membership and […]Read More

Former Scottish Detective Pieces Together the ‘Jigsaw Murders’

Retired Lothian and Borders Deputy Police Chief Constable and crime writer assembles missing pieces of the Ruxton Case on its 85th anniversary with previously unseen documents. Dr Buck Ruxton and the Murders that Revolutionised Forensic Investigation September 1935 saw “the absolute height of Agatha Christie’s fame and the golden age of crime fiction and crime writers” […]Read More

The Books on My Christmas List

Getting lost in stories, learning about new topics or people and discovering new perspectives are some of my favourite past-times. And what better way to do that than reading new books? Unsurprisingly, there are quite a lot of books on my Christmas wish list this year. Some of them are there to challenge me, some […]Read More

If Winona Thought ‘Reality Bites’ in 1994, She Should Try

Reality Bites kicks off with the queries most students have as they face the cliff-drop of graduation and real adulthood- “But the question remains” starts valedictorian Lelaina Pierce, played by 90s it-girl and Queen of Grunge, Winona Ryder, “what are we going to do now? How can we repair all the damage we inherited? Fellow graduates, […]Read More

Taylor Swift to launch new album ‘evermore’ at midnight ET

Taylor Swift is releasing a new album evermore at midnight Eastern Time (05:00 GMT). I’m elated to tell you that my 9th studio album, and folklore’s sister record, will be out tonight at midnight eastern. It’s called evermore. 📷: Beth Garrabrant — Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) December 10, 2020 The singer’s ninth studio album was […]Read More

Interview: Bombay Bicycle Club

The alarm goes off at half-past six in the morning. Bombay Bicycle Club bassist and solo artist Ed Nash gets out of bed. He sees the sun come up, goes on a walk, has a coffee, perhaps some breakfast and then takes himself off to his home studio, where he reads for half an hour. […]Read More