Once In A Lifetime

Pelé Franz Beckenbauer Giorgio Chinaglia Carlos Alberto Rodney Marsh In the late 70’s and early 80’s there was an attempt made to launch football in the United States of America. Ultimately, it failed, but for a few years the New York Cosmos, a team owned by Warner, fielded some of the world’s greatest football players […]

The Devil and Daniel Johnston

Starring (as themselves) Daniel Johnston, Bill Johnston, Mabel Johnston, Louis Black This is a documentary based on the life of musician, song-writer, and artist Daniel Johnston. Throughout his life he had taped conversations and videoed life going on all around him, many of these are used in this documentary. Johnston is something of a cult […]

March of the Penguins

Narrated by Morgan Freeman ; aka La Marche de l’empereur

A nature documentary about penguins in the Antartic, this has been making the news as it is doing fantastic business, the surprise blockbuster of 2005. But after watching it I am really left wondering why. Don’t get me wrong, it has cute fluffy penguin chicks, and is worth watching, but is it just me or are there numerous nature documentaries that are as good, if not better, shown all the time on the BBC?

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Capturing the Friedmans

Starring the family as themselves.

This is a documentary about a family, maybe a little on the eccentric side, but seeming quite normal nontheless and what happens when the father is discovered to be a paedophile.
He (Arnold) is first discovered by the customs as an improter of child pornography, and in a search of the house more material is found. Arnold had been a respected, well-liked teacher, and although retired when the magazines were found he still gave computer classes in his house. Because of this, the police thought the children who attended may have been at risk. After a month of interviewing the children the police returned to the Friedman house and arrested Arnold and Jesse, the youngest son (18) on charges of paedophilia.
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The Fog Of War

I saw the trailer for this when I went to see Van Helsing, it stood out because I hadn’t seen it before. Yes the gorram “day after tomorrow” trailer was showing. But the trailer for this doc. really interested me.

Now I may have studied history at college, but all I really now about the cold war comes from that Kevin Costner film (no not JFK), Thirteen Days and to be honest I hadn’t really paid that much attention to the film. The parents had rented it, and I was in the middle of a book. Read more about The Fog Of War