Category Archives: Documentary

THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING (2018): New Trailer For Documentary About Contemporary Art…

The Price Of Everything (2018)
The Price Of Everything (2018)

Directed by  Nathaniel Kahn, The Price Of Everything promises a close look at the role of art in today’s consumerist society. Particularly the rarefied world of  contemporary art where everything can be bought and sold. 

Featured artists and art enthusiasts include Jeff Koons, Amy Cappellazzo, George Condo, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Marilyn Minter…

I appreciate all  art  forms and my favourite kind is film. However, I can’t imagine ever being convinced that art is more important than life. More reason to watch this, I suppose.  Who knows, I may even be inspired afresh to pick up my paintbrush.

The Price of Everything Release Dates

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THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS (2018): Good Documentary…

Three Identical Strangers (2018), David Kellman, Robert Shafran, Eddy Galland
Three Identical Strangers (2018), David Kellman, Robert Shafran, Eddy Galland

Three Identical Strangers is the extraordinary story of three complete strangers who discover by chance that they are identical triplets who were  separated at birth. 

It all starts from the day the first triplet is mistaken for someone else. A ‘someone else’ whom he soon finds out is his identical twin brother. The next hour or so of the film goes on to reveal plenty, including the circumstances that led to the separation of  brothers David Kellman, Robert Shafran and Eddy Galland.

Three Identical Strangers features photographs, reenactments, video footage, interviews with the brothers as well as  with those who know / knew them best. The end result is a well structured Tim Wardle directed documentary with  a fair amount of detail about what actually happened after the brothers were born.

I really haven’t watched nearly enough documentaries in 2018 but I’d definitely recommend Three Identical Strangers as one not to miss. It’s an unfortunate story that’s as engaging, astonishing and  heartbreaking as one might imagine – and more. Bringing to mind the age old debate of nature versus nurture among other complex issues.

My hope by the end of this film is that  such cruel separations are far less likely to occur today than they were decades earlier. With that said, when you’re next in the mood for a good documentary, watch Three Identical Strangers because it’s good. 

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DIVIDE & CONQUER – THE STORY OF ROGER AILES (2018): New Trailer For Documentary About TV Executive & Media Consultant Roger Ailes…

Divide And Conquer - The Story of Roger Ailes (2018), Roger Ailes
Divide And Conquer – The Story of Roger Ailes (2018), Roger Ailes

Divide And Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes is a new documentary that explores the rise and fall of the late Ailes.

Directed by Alexis Bloom, Divide And Conquer covers Ailes’s early work on the Nixon presidency through to his controversial leadership at Fox News…

I’m curious about people like Mr Ailes, the smart yet ‘monstrously manipulative.’

This trailer actually brings to mind Vice (2018), the new Christian Bale movie about Dick Cheney – the most powerful Vice President in history.

Glenn Beck, Catherine Corcoran and Babette Bombshell are among those featured in Bloom’s documentary.

Divide And Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes Release Dates: December 7th, 2018 (US)…

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OUR PLANET (2019): New Trailer For David Attenborough Netflix Documentary…

Our Planet (2019), New David Attenborough Documentary
Our Planet (2019), New David Attenborough Documentary

Our Planet is the new Netflix documentary series from David Attenborough; the British ‘national treasure’ who brought us the beauty that was the Planet Earth series.

Our Planet promises to show us some of the world’s most precious natural habitats – starting with the glorious visuals in the following trailer…

As I watched the above I thought: ‘It’s not David Attenborough though.’ But then the end of the trailer happened and I was more than relieved.

Bring on all the knowledge and superior footage. I’m ready!

Our Planet Release Dates: April 5th, 2019 (Launching Globally on NETFLIX)…

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TEAM KHAN (2018): New Trailer For Documentary About British Professional Boxer Amir Khan…

Team Khan (2018), Amir Khan
Team Khan (2018), Amir Khan

Filmed over two years, Team khan is a new Fly-on-the-wall documentary about British professional boxer Amir Khan.

Directed Oliver Clark and Blair Macdonald the film follows Khan and his team in their quest to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr., the best boxer on the planet…

If I followed the sport of boxing, I’d already know how this film ends. Since I  don’t, I’m therefore drawn to this one for insight into the life of a boxer and how the sport affects the athlete and people closest to him.

Team Khan Release Dates: November 12th, 2018 (UK); November 16th, 2018 (UK)…

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CHEF FLYNN (2018): New Trailer For Documentary About Eureka NYC Chef, Flynn McGarry…

Chef Flynn (2018), Flyn McGarry
Chef Flynn (2018), Flyn McGarry

Directed by Cameron Yates; Chef Flynn is a new documentary about ten-year-old Flynn McGarry who went from cooking for his family and friends in his home, to challenging the hierarchy of the culinary world by opening a restaurant in New York City by the age of sixteen.

Anyone can cook!

These are the words that came to mind as I watched this trailer. They are words made famous by Chef Gusteau from my favourite Disney Pixar movie, Ratatouille (2007).

I want to see this to learn more about McGarry and to enjoy the story of a boy who knew his path early whilst being blessed with precisely the kind of parents one would need in order to flourish in his chose field.

Chef Flynn Release Dates: November 9th, 2018 (US)…

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FREE SOLO (2018): New Trailer For Alex Honnold Documentary…

Free Solo (2018), Alex Honnold
Free Solo (2018), Alex Honnold

On June 3rd 2017 and with no ropes or safety gear, Alex Honnold completed what is arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history. He became the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite’s 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall.

Directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi Free Solo is the story of Honnold’s journey…

I’m in for all the ups and downs of history making but I also really want to see the stunning views captured.

Free Solo Release Dates: September 28th, 2018 (US)…

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306 HOLLYWOOD (2018): New Trailer For Documentary About Annette Ontell…

306 Hollywood (2018), Annette Ontell
306 Hollywood (2018), Annette Ontell

306 Hollywood is a new documentary about two siblings who undertake an archaeological excavation of their late grandmother’s house. And so begins a magical-realist journey in search of what life remains in the objects we leave behind.

306 Hollywood is directed and co-written by siblings Elan Bogarin and Jonathan Bogarin. Among other elements, 306 Hollywood features footage from the annual interviews the siblings conducted with their grandma before she passed…

I can’t ignore the definite creepy vibe this trailer conjures up, yet I’m into it. I mean, it is Halloween next month after all. I want to see more of the vintage fashion and hear what their sweet grandma had to say in the interviews.

306 Hollywood Release Dates: September 28th, 2018 (US)…

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