Beaverland is a film about beavers. Sort of. It takes places on the island of Tierra del Fuego in Chile, as two biologists set out to study and kill the beavers who have taken over, and destroyed, the ecosystem on the island. Their lonely crusade against [...]
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As an employment crisis grips American, the small town of Williston, North Dakota is swamped by an influx of workers following a modern-day gold rush. Their target are the oilfields that have been discovered outside of the town. But with prosperity and its allure comes [...]
Roller derby is a mysterious sub-cultural sport that exists on the peripheries of pop culture; Drew Barrymore visited it in her directorial debut Whip It but, other than that, it remains a fairly enigmatic subject (especially to the average Brit). Derby Crazy Love charts the fortunes of Montreal’s leading [...]
Diana Whitten’s documentary follows the efforts of Rebecca Gomperts, a Dutch doctor, to provide safe abortions to women in countries where such procedures are still illegal. To do this, Gomperts sets sail in the titular vessel (a clever pun) and sails women out into international [...]
Sadly, this is not a film about the badger cull. It’s a cycling film – following in the rich vein of cycling documentaries which have hit cinemas in recent months – that chronicles the rivalry between American Greg LeMond and Frenchman Bernard Hinault (aka The [...]
Peter de Rome is a legend of the period when gay porn was the hobby of eccentric middle-class Englishmen, hobnobbing abroad with folk like William Burroughs, Andy Warhol and John Gielgud. Peter de Rome (the documentary) is a very loving portrait, both of the man himself, and [...]