My Old School. Quick Review. (FULL SPOILERS)

This documentary has been building a lot of buzz in the Scottish independent cinema scene since it debuted. The kind of stranger than fiction piece, that’s the bread and butter of people who watch these things for the insane twists and turns. On that level, My Old School is a solid entry into this genreContinue reading “My Old School. Quick Review. (FULL SPOILERS)”

The Princess. Quick Review.

Really. More Princess Diana media. Even as someone who was all of three years old at the time of her death Princess Diana is this sort of easy audience adjacent narrative that certain viewers and filmmakers will always have an avert fascination with. Ever since Actress Emma Coren deservedly won a lot of acclaim forContinue reading “The Princess. Quick Review.”

Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off. Very Quick Review.

This viewer covered an incredibly mediocre celebrity adjacent documentary with a Netflix effort on Abercrombie and Fitch. Now let’s cover a much better genuine example. Tony Hawk: Until The Wheels Fall Off has one of the most striking openings of any film released in recent memory regardless of platform. The audience witnesses current day TonyContinue reading “Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off. Very Quick Review.”

White Hot. The Rise of Abercrombie & Fitch. Quick Review.

Full disclosure This critic only watched this Netflix documentary for one reason. He wanted to see if Summer Girls by LFO got referenced. This is unquestionably one of the worst songs ever recorded. Thankfully is so stuffed. with hilarious non-secretaries that it’s insanely memorable. The doesn’t seem to have quite as much penetration on UKContinue reading “White Hot. The Rise of Abercrombie & Fitch. Quick Review.”

The Tinder Swindler. Quick Review. (Spoilers After Rating)

Netflix’s latest true crime flavour of the month is this feature documentary focusing on an Israeli con artist. He told his victims he was a member of a key family within the diamond industry. He then slotted into a very elaborate credit card Ponzi scheme. It’s not difficult why this documentary and story generally hasContinue reading “The Tinder Swindler. Quick Review. (Spoilers After Rating)”

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts. Review. Exactly What you Would Expect.

Let’s finish off our coverage of material produced for the 20th anniversary of the theatrical release of the Philosopher’s Stone film. It’s time for the big one. The much-advertised reunion special. Released on New Year’s Day to a great amount of fanfare it was going to do gangbuster streaming numbers regardless of quality. Even ifContinue reading “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts. Review. Exactly What you Would Expect.”

The Sparks Brothers. Review.

If there’s a general theme among all of Edgar Wrights lockdown work It’s approaching the topics he covers with a sincere and infectious heart. Whether it’s his work spotlighting the importance of the big screen experience. Writing an essay about someone who he considers important within the film space. Or in this case, putting togetherContinue reading “The Sparks Brothers. Review.”

Billie Eilish: The Worlds A Little Blurry. Apple TV Plus. Review.

If you have paid attention to music or music culture over the past two years, Billie Eilish likely needs no introduction. Even if not the Bad Guy instrumental has been so heavily adopted by advertisers that it will be recognisable independent of the artist. What do teenage pop sensations typically get as their fame explodes?Continue reading “Billie Eilish: The Worlds A Little Blurry. Apple TV Plus. Review.”

Framing Britney Spears. Review.

There tend to be two different strains of the viral documentary. True crime pieces have been sold and packaged by the media as having some form of insanity within them. (Tiger King says hello.) Secondly celebrity culture tales about established public figures. These either frame themselves as exposes or explanations of the media history surroundingContinue reading “Framing Britney Spears. Review.”

The Last Blockbuster. Documentary Review.

A few months ago the last remaining Blockbuster Video in the town of Bend Oregon made international news by converting its space into to a 90s themed Airbnb location. This has been one of several storeys down the years about the store. Director Taylor Morton has now made this indie documentary focusing on the location.Continue reading “The Last Blockbuster. Documentary Review.”