Top of the Docs #53 – SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST REVIEW: ‘Factory to the Workers’ (2021)

‘Factory to the Workers’ explores the only example of a working factory co-operative in post-socialist Europe, examining its triumphs, its shortcomings, and what is holding it back.

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[Between the Lines] What Makes the ‘Pride’ (2014) Screenplay a Crowd-Pleasing Hit

LGBTQ+ audiences sometimes want more light-hearted stories — like 2014’s ‘Pride,’ written by Stephen Beresford.

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Top of the Docs #52 – SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST REVIEW: Don McCullin: ‘Almost Liverpool 8’ (2021)

Daniel Draper and Allan Melia explore Liverpool 8 in their latest film, using Don McCullin’s photographs as a rough guide.

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Top of the Docs #51 – IFFR Review: ‘The Village Detective: A Song Cycle’ (2021)

What is fascinating about ‘The Village Detective,’ as well as perhaps Morrison’s recent practice, is the ability to take a piece of unwanted footage that was tossed away many years ago, and use the documentary form to archive it in such a way that its context and value are maximised.

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[Between the Lines] The ‘Bridesmaids’ (2011) Screenplay Holds Up 10 Years Later

This month Bridesmaids will be celebrating its ten year anniversary, a modern commercial and critical hit.

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Top of the Docs #50 – The Gleaners and I (2000)

The Gleaners and I is a film not just revolutionary for its ground-breaking use of handheld digital cameras, but also for the way in which Varda set about making the film.

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‘Tigers are Not Afraid’ (2017): Ghosts, Wishes, and Tigers Tell the Story of Five Children Amidst a Drug War

A young boy named Shine (Juan Ramon Lopez) stands in an alleyway, spray-painting a tiger on the walls. The black paint drips fresh as a narrator tells the story of a prince. This month’s highlighted film on Shudder for Women in Horror is Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (2017), written and directed by Issa Lopez. It’s a story about five Mexican children whose lives have been devastated by the ongoing drug war. When Estrella’s (Paola Lara) teacher gives her three magic pieces of chalk that grant her three wishes, the children’s lives drastically change into a game of cat and mouse.

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[Between the Lines] Why ‘Palm Springs’ (2020) Should Have Been Nominated for Best Original Screenplay

Without diminishing the nominees, there is one screenplay that should have made the cut.

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