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Time is Illmatic [2014]

Typical of the hip hop documentary, Time is Illmatic, the film about Nas’ classic LP, is self-aggrandising, arrogant and full of revisionist bullshit and myth-making nonsense that would…

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The Short Game [2013]

Enter bad parents… For the most part, as much as this documentary about six-, seven- and eight-year-old golfers tries to hide it, one can’t help but assume that…

Generation Iron [2013]

While not at all an uninteresting film, above all, Generation Iron, which follows a number of contenders on the road to the Mr Olympia Body Building Competition, is…

Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy? [2013]

If over the last few years you haven’t been too much of a Luddite to get into podcasts and realise the endless potential of AM Radio-style discussions by…

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon [2013]

Although it feels too much like stargazing, or rampant fan worship, along with a liberal sprinkle of ‘ode to Shep Gordon the nicest man who ever lived’, Supermensch:…

Watermark [2013]

Originally published in Broadsheet. Watermark by director Jennifer Baichwal and photographer Edward Burtynsky explores the relationship between humanity and water – how we shape it, and how it…

Bully [2011]

Tackling the depressing and sad issue of bullying in American schools, the 2011 documentary by Lee Hirsch, Bully, follows a few weird, socially maladroit kids that are victimised…

Magic Camp [2012]

Magic Camp trades on the strange phenomenon of the child culture documentary. Ever since Spellbound [2002] (although the genre may pre-date this, this is the first example that…

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap [2012]

   Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap is a documentary made by hip hop legend Ice-T. The documentary is the first I’ve seen though, that finally presupposes…

Blackfish [2013]

Blackfish (which refers to the respectful/ spiritual Native American name) is a generally pretty harrowing, totally fascinating and remarkably well-made documentary about the SeaWorld water amusement parks and…