Top of the Docs #42 – Can’t Get You Out of My Head (2021)

Renowned for his breadth of research and incisive analysis, Curtis’ documentaries usually focus on an aspect of history, exploring its cultural, social and political impacts.

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Top of the Docs #41 – IFFR Special: ‘Les sorcieres de l’Orient’ (2021)

This year at IFFR, Faraut returns with his new film, Les sorcieres de l’Orient, a story of triumph, dedication, and perhaps Japan’s most iconic sports team.

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Top of the Docs #40 – IFFR Review: Archipelago

Félix Dufour-Laperrière’s documentary takes a poetic approach to what makes up “place” and the result is perhaps one of the most interesting psycho-geographic documentaries in recent years.

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IFFR 2021: ‘King Car’ (2021), ‘Madalena’ (2021), and the Power of Brazilian Cinema

After an impressive 2019 in Cannes, with Bacurau earning such deserving praise, and The Invisible Life of Euradice Gusmao picking up the Un Certain Regard, this year’s IFFR proves that it has one.

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Top of the Docs #39 – Sundance: All Light, Everywhere

One of the hidden gems from this year’s Sundance, Anthony has quietly made one of the most vital documentaries of the year, one that shows nearly 50 years on that Harry Caul’s breakdown in trust was more than justified.

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SUNDANCE REVIEW: ‘The Sparks Brothers’ (2021) is a Fantastic Celebration

Wright’s sense of humour combined with the Mael brothers’ helps the film shine and really brings out the joy in their music.

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SUNDANCE REVIEW: ‘In the Earth’ (2021) is Anything But Minor

Gruesome, gigantic, and abrasive – In the Earth is a shining example that British horror is still going strong.

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Top of the Docs #36 – LFF Special: ‘Time’ (2020)

Garrett Bradley, a first-time filmmaker, brings us perhaps the most damning indictment of the system yet, with her film Time.

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Top of the Docs #36 – Berwick Special: The Year of the Discovery (2020)

Luis Lopez Carrasco’s second feature explores this supposedly glorious year in Spanish history through the lens of Cartagena.

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Top of the Docs #35 – The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On (1987)

The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On follows Kenzo Okuzaki, a sixty-two-year-old veteran, who took part in Japan’s campaign in New Guinea during World War Two.

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