Movie Category: Documentary

The Spider’s Web: Britain’s Second Empire 0

The Spider’s Web: Britain’s Second Empire

I think the main point this doco tried to make (repeatedly) over its 78 minute runtime was: The English are Pricks. The really, really rich ones specifically. If you’re interested in learning more about...

The Secret Lives of Dad’s Army 0

The Secret Lives of Dad’s Army

A very provocative title – although they’re not going to call it “Approximately 50 minutes’ worth of random footage and 2nd-hand anecdotes”.  I did learn a few things about Dad’s Army that I didn’t...

Are You Being Served?: Secrets & Scandals 0

Are You Being Served?: Secrets & Scandals

Similar to the Dad’s Army one (I watched them back-to-back), this was pure Channel 5 non-documentary claptrap.  Some decent factual content about the programme, and filled in a bit more context for me about...

Elstree 1976 0

Elstree 1976

“Famous with the mask on” – the thread here is around actors in small roles in the Star Wars trilogy. We know their lines; they’re iconic. But unlike the marquee’d players, we know nothing...

WeWork: or The Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn 0

WeWork: or The Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn

One day I hope historians can pinpoint the moment where our species fell for brand marketing over product marketing, or buying the hype/vision/dream/etc. – this documentary seemed to me to be a lesson in...

Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary 0

Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary

Galaxy Quest was released 20 years ago.  Let THAT sink in. This documentary is a wonderful retrospective about the making and impact of a truly wonderful little science fiction comedy – told through the...

Fyre 0

Fyre

Gripping documentary/catalogue of hate-targets surrounding a company geared to target “influencers”, setting up a high-end festival on a tropical paradise, and the attendant tale of how neglect, pig-headedness and wilful denial of the facts...

Monty Python: The Meaning of Live 0

Monty Python: The Meaning of Live

Intimate documentary about the reunion of the Monty Python team for their famous Final Concert series at the O2 in 2014 (of which I was very fortunate to attend twice!).  Having seen 20+ years...

Statue Wars: One Summer in Bristol 0

Statue Wars: One Summer in Bristol

This one presented as a documentary on the social context and history of the toppling of the Colston statue in Bristol but felt like by the end it had crossed over into a party-political...

The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson 0

The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson

Most people, having just finished 3 Muppet documentaries, would be unlikely to immediately start another… I’ll put my hand up and admit to only having watched the first 20 minutes of this – but...