REVIEW: ‘Stay on Board: The Leo Baker Story’ (2022) Is Intimate and Powerful All at Once

Caught between the pain of being celebrated under a persona that solely elicits pain and being terrified of what might transpire with honesty, Stay on Board: The Leo Baker Story ultimately illustrates how much richer the world is when people are free to be who they are.

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REVIEW: ‘Oski’ (2022) Is an Intimate Portrayal of One of Skateboarding’s Finest

“Besides a genuine representation of skateboarding, ‘Oski’ is a heartfelt portrayal of a young man trying to find his path in life.”

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REVIEW: ‘Dear Future Children’ (2021) is a Film that Captures a Generation

“This film has achieved what all films, especially documentaries, should strive to achieve: it gives time to movements and stories that otherwise may have been reduced to a headline”

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REVIEW: ‘I’m An Electric Lampshade’ (2021) Has A Weak Spark of Life

This tale of accountant-turned-artist is never clearly docudrama or pure fiction, making for a bizarre watch.

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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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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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BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘Rebel Dykes’ (2021) A Wonderfully Focused Lesbian Self-Documentation

In Rebel Dykes, directors Harri Shanahan and Siân Williams stitch together a patchwork of home video, cartoon animation and talking heads, in a reflection on London’s 1980s lesbian communities.

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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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