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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?