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  • Oklahoma City

    Oklahoma City

    ★★★½

    Comprehensive account of the events that led to America's worst act of domestic terrorism. From Ruby Ridge to Waco, a series of tragedies ignite a fire in the minds of the disenfranchised and disillusioned extremists. I would argue the government get off pretty lightly in Barak Goodman's documentary, the focus only skims across the unbelievable incompetence and aggression involved in both Ruby Ridge and the Waco incident. That said Oklahoma City is a powerful and often terrifying examination of the genesis of extreme hate-fuelled ideology.

  • Ivan's Childhood

    Ivan's Childhood

    ★★★★½

    Incredible debut from one of the greatest film-makers of all time.

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  • Gaga: Five Foot Two

    Gaga: Five Foot Two

    ½

    Bargain-bin Madonna impersonator, Lady Gaga affords us a carefully edited insight into her decadent life of narcissistic self-obsession. 
    We follow the diminutive pop princess around as an entourage of giggling sycophants bow, crawl and grovel to her every need. 
    Clearly the project was made with the In bed With Madonna documentary in mind, only Gaga's film takes no risks, exposes no insecurities and avoids at all costs showing its star in anything other than a favourable light. 
    What really struck…

  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    ★★★★★

    To watch a film that's held up to be one of the all time greats is a daunting task, however Sunrise, more than lived up to the weight of my expectation. German expressionist director F. W. Murnau (Nosferatu, Faust) made Sunrise for the Fox Film corporation in 1927 and it proved a milestone of artistic and technical innovation.
    Murnau, a director open to experimentation employed the Fox Movietone sound-on-film system, as a consequence Sunrise became one of the first films…