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 …

Bros: After the Screaming Stops

Now we’re talking.  Based on a true story.  Well, it’s a documentary, so that’s a freebie.  This follows the brothers who make up the band Bros who are prepping for their first performance together in 30 years.  Apparently the tickets to this gig (in London’s O2) sold out in 7 …

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 …

The Great Hack

This documentary centering on Carole Cadwalladr’s journalistic investigations of Cambridge Analytica was quite compelling in its detail diving into how social media data was used to manipulate voters & allowed the company to perfect its near-weaponised data science operations.  Thoroughly depressing, really, given that it opens up massive questions about …

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

This was an interesting one – it’s a documentary about the insidious and conspiratorial nature of the inner upper echelons of Scientology, but a lot of it seemed to mirror the plot of any TV series you watch that features personality-cult religions, which I guess ought to have highlighted how …

Andre the Giant

Fascinating documentary into the life of possibly the most comic-book figure of the 80s: pro wrestler and actor Andre Roussimoff, “The Giant”. Getting a look behind the curtain at the lives of wrestlers is always fairly abnormal topic matter, but this was magnified (in many respects) in the case of …