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  • The Cruel Sea

    The Cruel Sea


    This melodrama about the dangers of the old labour of diving for pearls is in some sense a piece of history writing which makes the then new industry of oil come across as at least less up to the mercy of the environment. Unlike oil which always flows, looking for pearls as a way of living was one of risking the elements for uncertain profit, as it was a never-ending labour of "prospecting". Yet, filmmaker and auteur Khalid AL-Siddiq presents…

  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    The Trial of the Chicago 7


    ...and then everyone clapped.

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  • Leaving Neverland

    Leaving Neverland


    There are many traps one can fall into when making a documentary that deals with Michael Jackson in some regard. This avoids delving into most of the myth-making around him, an achievement in itself, by giving two men who were abused by him a platform to speak frankly, grounded and openly. It is very much a talking heads documentary, and hopefully works as therapy for those who might need it. The core reason to why this has great value beyond…

  • The Work

    The Work


    Many films deal with toxic masculinity in some way, too many perhaps, and when you have here a documentary that deals with prisoners it's easy to write it off, before going into it, as just another one of those film that take advantage of "others" such as criminals to send some vague surface-y messages about how masculinity can be toxic.

    However, this is not that kind of film. This deals with toxic masculinity in several forms head-on and it quickly…