I Love Muppets

Most people, having just finished 2 Muppet documentaries, would be unlikely to immediately start another… and this is why I’m on my 4th coffee today.  2002 saw the 25th anniversary of the screening of The Muppet Show – and what way to celebrate than with another retrospective!  As well as …

The World of Jim Henson

Most people, having just finished a Muppet documentary, would be unlikely to immediately start another – but you know how this works by now.  This one, produced after Henson’s death, was a bit more fo a general retrospective – focussing primarily on Muppets but touching proportionately on pre-Muppets, on the …

Being Elmo

I remember this being a documentary focussing on the against-the-odds story of Kevin Clash, following his dream to become a puppeteer and working with Jim Henson – and creating/inhabiting the internationally famous Elmo character. Whilst I’m mildly obsessed with the Muppets and with Jim Henson, Elmo really gives me the …

The Amber Light

A wonderful whisky documentary led by writer and legend Dave Broom, exploring whisky’s history and relevance against the backdrop of Scotland. It’s hard not to be so massively biased when confronted with so many of one’s friends in a documentary, but I thought it did a wonderful job of avoiding …

Lemmy

Follow-the-mark documentary piece (original title before Netflix got to it: “Lemmy: 49% Motherfucker, 51% Son Of A Bitch”) about Lemmy Kilmister, rock legend of Motorhead.  I don’t know that I came out of it with *much* of an improved understanding of the man, but more a deeper insight into the …

Fahrenheit 11/9

I can’t seem to stop watching things that confirm how screwed up the world is.  Although Michael Moore’s known for laying it on nice & thick.  This outing sees him looking at the US of A and analysing what happened in the 2016 Presidential election – why & how Trump …

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