These days, especially when I review things, I go out of my way to avoid reading anything about the film or in this case documentary. This can have its downsides as I was kind of hyped to see this film thinking it would be along the lines of other documentariesRead More →

I’ve studied the Holocaust and representation of trauma in media at University so whenever there’s an opportunity to review Nazi related films and documentaries I am the first to put my hand up. It’s a subject I never seem to tire of, but History Channel documentaries are tedious with theirRead More →

ORDER DVD The Dreamachine is a stroboscopic apparatus that when sat in front of with the eyes closed induces a hallucinogenic, hypnagogic state. It was invented in the ‘60s by Beat writer/poet Brion Gysin with the help of Ian Sommerville after being inspired by W. Grey Walter’s book, The Living Brain.Read More →

ORDER DVD Mondo Collecto is a quirky shot-on-video low budget documentary laced with Mondo-esque qualities; from interludes of 60s style Go Go dancers, to the mix of real and fictional characters and subjects. This film does emulate some Mondo film qualities but isn’t consistent with narration or pattern or haveRead More →

According to the native Yuchi people, the Tennessee river (or in their language The Singing River) is home to the Singing Woman, whose songs contain the wisdom to answer all of life’s questions. Sitting alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals seems to have absorbed that spirit as a disproportionately vastRead More →

ORDER DVD From the fertile mind of director Julien Temple (The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle, The Filth And The Fury etc etc) comes this potted history of old London town.  Starting at the beginning of the 20th Century and charting the history of London and England through the peacefulRead More →

ORDER DVD He may be viewed as an icon of the 20th century now but back in the 1960s Muhammad Ali was seen as anything but. In fact he was a man whose religious beliefs and convictions, whose stance on the Vietnam War, whose very refusal to be a “quiet”Read More →

ORDER DVD This “follow up” to the 70’s iconic film Pumping Iron follows the paths taken by eight body builders as they prepare for the 2012 Mr. Olympia competition, the premiere event on the bodybuilding calendar. Director Vlad Yudin probably couldn’t have hoped for a better cast – with defendingRead More →

ORDER DVD Director Paul Davids (The Sci-fi Boys) was alone in his house, when a blot of ink mysteriously appeared on a document he’d just printed. This seemingly small event soon mushrooms into a much larger investigation when Davids realises that the sentence altered by the blot now appears toRead More →

ORDER DVD Formed officially in 2002, the annual Punk & Disorderly festival in Germany has become one of the biggest events on the international stage for punk bands. Primarily made up of German and older UK acts, the fest has gone from strength to strength as the years have goneRead More →

ORDER DVD Doomsday Preppers is a reality TV series that takes a look at different doomsday scenarios that preppers/survivalists fear. There were a few that I had never heard of but it seems that the likelihood of them happening is very rare. Some of the scenarios people prep for in thisRead More →

Try naming a single punk band from Africa. Stumped? If you are then it makes the existence of this film all the more necessary. Tracing the lineage of Southern African punk from the 1970s to the present, Punk in Africa helps to show viewers the ignored, but no less crucialRead More →