American: The Bill Hicks Story documentary

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By Michael Glover in New Film on Wednesday 20 July 2011

Ruthless, charming, brilliant, and way ahead of his time, the late Bill Hicks was an American comic who tragically passed away from pancreatic cancer at the youthful age of 32 in 1994. His rants and scathing views on American consumerism, superficiality, mediocrity and banality within the media and popular culture have only grown stronger over the years and inspired comics all over the world.

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The Cave of Forgotten Dreams

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By Inch-time in New Film on Friday 1 July 2011

One of my favourite film-makers working today delivers the goods in his new documentary, The Cave Of Forgotten Dreams. Werner Herzog explores some of the oldest cave paintings ever found. And it’s in 3D and all told in a way only Herzog knows how: albino crocodiles and all.

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Documentary on NY Times photographer Bill Cunningham

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By James Hancock in New Film on Saturday 11 June 2011

I just saw the documentary on Bill Cunningham, a big influence of mine. His complete devotion to his craft at the cost of an entire life is astounding, moving, and sweet. Such a monkish soul in the midst of the most fickle industry around. It’s amazing to see someone who works at photographing every hour […]

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American Movie

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By Scrappy from Milk Kan in New Film on Friday 27 May 2011

I only saw this film recently, but it reminded me of my friends. It’s insane, mad, passionate people doing DIY movies and living in a One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest episode. Watch it.

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Inside Job: a documentary you must see

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By Darwin Deez in New Film on Friday 20 May 2011

I recently watched the movie Inside Job twice in a row. It’s about the sub-prime mortgage debacleoo [sic]. It made me feel really sad. Very informative. These financial servicers robbed the entire world!

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The Radiant Child: documentary about Jean Michel Basquiat

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By Crawford Blair and Mark Beazley in New Film on Friday 6 May 2011

This is a recent documentary about my longtime obsession, Jean Michel Basquiat, made by his friend Tamra Davis, who knew him well enough to film him at the time working and in conversation. Footage of Jean Michel Basquiat is, sadly, rather rare, so I savour every second of this documentary. Check out the trailer, some […]

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Marwencol (2010)

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By Sam Tyndall in New Film on Thursday 5 May 2011

After a brutal assault outside of a bar that left him disfigured and brain-damaged, Mark Hogancamp began constructing a miniature town in his backyard, populated with dolls and GI-JOEs. He lives through them and takes amazing portraits of his creations. The Jeff Malmberg film, Marwencol, paints an excellent picture of this important artist.

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Somewhere To Disappear

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By Gerry Mak in New Film on Monday 2 May 2011

A lot of people can relate to wanting to just get away from the world. Some people feel that urge so strongly they actually do. Directors Laure Flammarion and Arnaud Uyttenhove made a documentary with photographer Alec Soth as they traveled to remote places across the US to talk to people who have decided to […]

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Interview with Catfish director Ariel Schulman

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By Xavier Toby in New Film on Tuesday 8 February 2011

Catfish director Ariel Schulman discusses the making of this documentary, and the allegations that it’s all as fake as the Joaquin Phoenix mockumentary, I’m Still Here. Based around a relationship that his brother Nev starts on Facebook, Catfish features an array of intense twists and turns.

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Julian Shaw’s Cup Of Dreams documentary

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Film on Saturday 5 February 2011

AFI Award-winning film journalist and BFI-winning director Julian Shaw, is a young and highly accomplished talent whose passion for film motivated his first award-winning documentary, Darling! The Pieter-Dirk Uys Story, at just sixteen years of age. Shaw delivers profound intelligence and maturity through his work, currently working on his documentary, Cup Of Dreams, Shaw exposes the […]

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Between The Folds: a documentary about the Art of Origami

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By Kira Heuer in New Film on Saturday 22 January 2011

A new addition was added to my iTunes library today, Between The Folds, a stunning documentary about the Art of Origami. Thinking back to my own amateur projects in school, when we made little yellow swans and blue stars, I am amazed at what is behind the art of great folding. The mathmatical patterns behind […]

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I’m Still Here: Joaquin Phoenix hip hop hooray

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By Lamia Larkin in New Film on Friday 10 September 2010

I’m Still Here is the documentary about Joaquin Phoenix and his retirement from film and his transition to hip hop music. Sporting a new Matisyahu look, Joaquin Phoenix is captured at his best and worst by director by Casey Affleck, who follows Phoenix as he travels around performing.

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