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I wish I had a Warp Films mug…

I wish I had a Warp Films mug…

Having professed my love of home-grown British film at any relevant – or irrelevant – given moment, labelled myself as a ‘Shane Meadows fan-girl’ and babbled on outrageously about This is England in my uni dissertation, I feel predisposed to celebrating the 10-year existence of Warp Films. Since producing their first feature, Meadows’ Dead Man’s … Continue reading

Short Review: Into the Abyss – Werner Herzog

Short Review: Into the Abyss – Werner Herzog

Stacking up his non-fiction filmography of 25 feature-length documentaries, Werner Herzog’s most recent edition to the pile is an exploration of capital punishment in Texas. Into the Abyss follows teenagers Michael James Perry and Jason Aaron Burkett who committed a triple murder in 2001. Whilst Perry was given the death penalty, Burkett was instead given … Continue reading

Review: Britain in a Day – Morgan Matthews

Review: Britain in a Day – Morgan Matthews

Following in the footsteps of Kevin Macdonald’s Life in a Day, Morgan Matthews invited the British public to film their lives on one particular day for a feature-length documentary: Britain in a Day. On Saturday 12th November 2011 more than 11,000 Brits picked up their cameras to be part of what has been called a … Continue reading

Review: Marley – Kevin Macdonald

Review: Marley – Kevin Macdonald

Robert “Bob” Nesta Marley is remembered for his poetic anti-establishment music which touched the world bit by bit. Yet at the core of what Bob Marley embodied for the world, as eloquently noted by one of the interviewees in Kevin Macdonald’s documentary, is that he represented hybridity: “Black and white. PNP and JLP. Uptown, downtown.” … Continue reading