Best known for action comedies like ‘Shaun of the Dead’, ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’ and ‘Baby Driver’, British director Edgar Wright celebrates the remarkably long and rich career of veteran art-rock surrealists Sparks in his first ever documentary.
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‘Crock of Gold’ is a consistently colourful and entertaining yarn, even for non-fans and Pogues agnostics.
Despite securing impressive access to Tina and Bach in their luxurious Swiss home, the directors reveal very little about the singer’s last two decades of semi-retirement.
Mephistopheles never really gets behind its star’s carefully cultivated image as a haughty aesthete to interrogate the philosophical beliefs, private passions and political principles beneath.
A gripping real-life spy thriller full of treachery and intrigue, Coup 53 revisits the shadowy plot that deposed Iran’s democratically elected leader Mohammad Mossadegh in August 1953.
Despite their obvious enthusiasm for Banksy, Rouvier and Haley paint a strangely one-dimensional portrait of him here, ignoring his writing and film work. Ironically, the artist himself offered a far more thoughtful and revealing assessment of his place in the cultural landscape with his own Oscar-nominated 2010 documentary, Exit Through The Gift Shop.
For casual fans and novice film scholars, Forman Vs. Forman offers a concise, compelling introduction to the feted Czech director. But the breezy tone and skimpy detail may frustrate more experienced cineastes craving a more thorough, insightful, investigative bio-documentary. F
Shields frames Lynch’s story as part of a broad historical canvas interwoven with quotes and film clips featuring iconic Bay Area writers, artists and activists including Jack London, Angela Davis, Bruce Lee, Alice Walker, the Black Panthers, Philip K. Dick, Sly Stone, Sonny Barger, Clint Eastwood, Maxine Hong Kingston, Tupac Shakur and Ryan Coogler.
Imagine a vintage John Hughes teen movie, but with backstage orgies and three-day heroin binges.