Category Archives: Documentary

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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TO BE OF SERVICE (2019): New Trailer For Documentary About War Veterans & Their Service Dogs…

To Be Of Service (2019), First Run Features
To Be Of Service (2019), First Run Features

Written / directed by Josh Aronson, To Be Of Service is a new documentary about veterans with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Particularly veterans who found that a service dog was the most effective way of helping the them return to independent life – after other treatments fell short.

A better understanding of the veteran experience is my reason. I’ve definitely seen veteran PTSD portrayed in several films and now the time has come to watch a documentary about it.

To Be Of Service Release Dates

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CUNNINGHAM (2019): New Trailer For For Dance documentary About Dancer & Chreographer Merce Cunningham…

Cunningham (2019), Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing
Cunningham (2019), Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing

Merce Cunningham was an American dancer and choreographer who resided at the forefront of modern dance for five decades. 

Written / directed by Alla Kovgan, Cunningham is a new 3D documentary about the last generation of his dance company. A visual story told through recreations of his landmark works and archival footage of Cunningham himself, Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage…

I’m interested in the story of Cunningham and his great works. By the end of the movie, I may even be inspired to move my body more creatively than before. Mostly however, I just want to see mesmerising dance moves and beautiful visuals

Cunningham Release Dates: December 13th, 2019 (US)…

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INSIDE BILL’S BRAIN – DECODING BILL GATES (2019): New Trailer For Documentary About Microsoft Founder Bill Gates…

Inside Bill's Brain - Decoding Bill Gates (2019), Bill Gates, Netflix
Inside Bill’s Brain – Decoding Bill Gates (2019), Bill Gates, Netflix

Inside Bill’s Brain – Decoding Bill Gates is a new Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, He Named Me Malala) directed documentary about the Microsoft founder.

The three part Netflix film will tell us the in-depth and unfiltered life story of Mr. Gates, as he continues to pursue unique solutions to some of the world’s most complex problems…


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The reason for my interest is that he’s extraordinary, and I already know quite a lot about America’s other computer software king; Steven Paul Jobs.

Considering Bill’s multi-processing genius brain, I wonder precisely how different his brain and the average person’s non-genius brain would appear when compared and examined.

Looking forward to finding out about all that Mr. Gates did and does in business and in the name of humanity.

Inside Bill’s Brain – Decoding Bill Gates Release Dates: September 20th, 2019 (US) Netflix / Internet

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WRINKLES THE CLOWN (2019): New Trailer For Documentary About Scary Florida Based clown…

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

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Wrinkles The Clown (2019)


Wrinkles The Clown is a new Documentary about a Florida based clown that parents can hire to scare their misbehaving children.

Wrinkles The Clown is directed / co-written by  Michael Beach Nichols and the man behind the Wrinkles clown mask remains anonymous…

I don’t have children but if I did, I can’t imagine scaring them with a nightmare inducing clown face like that! Whatever happened to bringing a police officer around to threaten them with jail?

I guess all the above is part of what makes this documentary quite interesting. The man behind Mr Wrinkles is certainly very smart.

Wrinkles The Clown Release Dates: October 4th, 2019 USA

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