Category Archives: Documentary

SCANDALOUS – THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER (2019): New trailer For Documentary About America’s Infamous Tabloid Publication…

Scandalous The Untold Story of the National Enquirer (2019), Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing
Scandalous The Untold Story of the National Enquirer (2019), Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing

Directed by Mark Landsman, Scandalous – The Untold Story of the National Enquirer is a new documentary focused on America’s biggest tabloid publication worth 100million dollars.

I can’t say that I don’t already have a reasonable understanding of the highly questionable practices that keep tabloid publications in business. However, I am curious to know if I’ll find myself surprised by any revelations.

Scandalous – The Untold Story of the National Enquirer Release Dates: November 15th, 2019 (US)…

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TELL ME WHO I AM (2019): New Trailer For Documentary About Secrets & Lies Between Twins Alex And Marcus Lewis…

Tell Me Who I Am (2019), Marcus Lewis, Netflix
Tell Me Who I Am (2019), Marcus Lewis, Netflix

Based on the autobiography by twins Alex and Marcus Lewis. Tell Me Who I Am is the story of what Marcus did at 18 years of age, when he was faced with an ethical dilemma. The dilemma being whether he should tell his twin brother the horrific truth about his life after losing most of his memory in the wake of a motorcycle accident, or decide to make up a whole new idilic one.

A result of director Ed Perkins’s working with the Lewis brothers Tell Me Who I Am promises an extraordinary story of love, memory, trauma, personal responsibility…

I need to know how Marcus came to the conclusion that lying to his brother was the best option. Misguided good intentions – and perhaps guilt had a little something to do with it.

Marcus was only 18 when he told the lie, Only if he hadn’t waited decades to spill the truth. This should be interesting.

Tell Me Who I Am Release Dates: October 18th, 2019 (US)…

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DANCING WITH THE BIRDS (2019): New Trailer For Documentary Narrated By Stephen Fry And About Birds Of Paradise…

Dancing With The Birds (2019), Netflix Documentary Narrated By Stephen Fry
Dancing With The Birds (2019), Netflix Documentary Narrated By Stephen Fry

Dancing With The Birds is a new Stephen Fry narrated Netflix documentary about the most beautiful birds-of-paradise and their captivating mating rituals.

Rituals that include flash dancing, shape shifting and more…

I’m of course watching for the birds, the beautiful birds and all their vibrant colours. Also, Stephen Fry who happens to be one of my favourite smart, linguistically gifted and humorous people. Without a doubt, a British treasure.

Dancing With The Birds Release Dates: October 23rd, 2019 (Netflix)

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STUFFED (2019): NeW Trailer For documentary About Taxidermy…

Stuffed (2010), Music Box Films, Taxidermy Documentary
Stuffed (2010), Music Box Films, Taxidermy Documentary

Stuffed is a new documentary about taxidermy – the art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of dead animals with lifelike effect.

Directed by Erin Derham, Stuffed follows several artists from different parts of the globe who all share passion for taxidermy…

I’m interested because taxidermy is so very far removed from anything I can picture myself choosing to do.

I find myself especially curious about how each artist discovered their very particular passion.

Stuffed Release Dates: October 16th, 2019 (US)…

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THE ELEPHANT QUEEN (2020): New Trailer For Chiwetel Ejiofor Narrated Documentary About An Elephant Family…

The Elephant Queen (2020), Apple TV+
The Elephant Queen (2020), Apple TV+

Directed by  Mark Deeble and Victoria Stone, Chiwetel Ejiofor narrates new documentary The Elephant Queen.

Set in the African Savannah, at the centre of this story of love, loss, family and coming home is elephant mother Athena. Athena must do everything in her power to protect her herd when they’re forced to leave their waterhole…

My love for elephants and their gentle nature is the reason I simply have to see this one.

The Elephant Queen Release Dates

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WRINKLES THE CLOWN (2019): The Thing I Liked…

Wrinkles The Clown (2019), Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing
Wrinkles The Clown (2019), Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing

Is that even a good idea?’ 

‘Couldn’t that type of thing scar the children?’ 

‘Who is this Wrinkles anyway, and why?’ 

These are just some of the questions that were flying around in my head as the trailer played for new documentary Wrinkles The Clown; a film about a clown in Florida who gets hired by parents to scare their ill-behaved children.

What I like most about director / co-writer Michael Beach Nichols’s movie is that it provides answers to all the questions aI had. Answers delivered by parents, children and a psychology expert. We also get to hear from clowns who only ever aim to bring cheer and others in Florida plus different parts of the U.S. who’ve had some kind of experience with Wrinkles

Overall, I think the most revealing thing in Wrinkles The Clown is perhaps what the person who dresses up as Wrinkles actually thinks about parents who hire him to scare their children. For me personally, as someone who’s always had an over-active imagination, I really can’t imagine ever concluding that hiring a scary looking clown to scare my ill-behaved currently hypothetical children into good behaviour could ever be a good idea. But then again, my ill-behaved children truly are completely hypothetical.

I admit that Winkles The Clown isn’t exactly in my list of favourite documentaries, especially on account of the story edit but I’m happy to have got answers to all my questions and learned a thing or two about the history of clowns.

Give Winkles The Clown a chance if you’re really, really curious.

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SERENDIPITY (2019): New Trailer For Documentary About Artist Prune Nourry…

Serendipity (2019), Prune Nourry Documentary
Serendipity (2019), Prune Nourry Documentary

Directed / co-written by and starring Prune Nourry, Serendipity is a new documentary about the French-born, New York-based artist’s recent breast cancer diagnosis. A film that aims to capture Nourry’s subsequent evolution of her body, work, soul, and mind…

The art and the story of transformation are the reasons I’m most interested.

Also, the opening sentence to this trailer; how great it would be to have the secret / super power to heal in seconds using only one’s hands?

Serendipity Release Dates: October 4th, 2019 (US)…

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MR. TOILET – The World’s #2 Man (2019): New Trailer For Documentary About Jack Sim’s Work In The Name oF gOOD sANITATION…

Mr. Toilet - The World’s #2 Man (2019)
Mr. Toilet – The World’s #2 Man (2019)

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Mr. Toilet – The World’s #2 Man (2019)

Directed by Lily Zepeda, Mr. Toilet – The World’s #2 Man is a new documentary about eccentric entrepreneur Jack Sim.

Sim sacrifices his comfortable life for an endless battle against the world’s largest man-made crisis, sanitation…

I’m in for Sim’s personality, the story of how he found his purpose and the ways he’s selflessly bringing good sanitation to those who need it.

Mr. Toilet The World’s #2 Man Release Dates: November 8th, 2019…

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