Film reviews and more

Day: 8 November 2015

CPH:DOX: ‘The Visit’ review

★★★★☆ “Our scenario begins with the arrival. Your arrival. Welcome to our planet.” These words form the basis of Michael Madsen’s The Visit (2015); a tantalising reminder that humanity continues to send signals out into space […]

CPH:DOX: ‘This Changes Everything’

★★☆☆☆ In Al Gore’s 2006 sobering documentary An Inconvenient Truth the man who “used to be the next President of the United States” relied heavily on charts, infographics and statistics to shock viewers into a collective […]

CPH:DOX: ‘Je Suis Charlie’ review

★★★☆☆ A cursory Google search for ‘Charlie Hebdo’ reveals that the satirical magazine continues to fly dangerously close to the sun. Less than a week since the Sinai plane crash, a cartoon equating debris falling from […]

CPH:DOX: ‘Mallory’ review

★★★☆☆ Czech filmmaker Helena Trestíková is one of the leading exponents of what she refers to as “time collecting” cinema. It is the kind of thoughtful, ruminatory documentary that explores a story over a protracted period, […]

CPH:DOX: ‘Field Niggas’ review

★★★★☆ “Up to Lexington, 125 / Feel sick and dirty, more dead than alive.” Lou Reed’s words I’m Waiting For the Man by The Velvet Underground are how many will have been introduced to the notorious […]