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...

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...

I Love Muppets 0

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 World of Jim Henson 0

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...

Of Muppets & Men: The Making of the Muppet Show 0

Of Muppets & Men: The Making of the Muppet Show

I’m a bit obsessed with The Muppets, and with Jim Henson. The eclectic, supportive, familial slightly innocent good-natured chaos reminds me a lot of the crowd I used to hang out with growing up,...