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Certification15 Our Rating

In the build-up to the 1972 US elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward investigated what seemed to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party headquarters, the editor of the Post was prepared to run with the story and assigned Woodward and Carl Bernstein to it. Their painstaking research found the trail leading higher and higher in the Republican Party and, eventually, into the White House itself and led to the downfall of Nixon. An intelligent and exciting dramatic reconstruction.< find out more...


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Al Gore finds life after the politically crushing embarrassment that was his tenure as vice president and, frankly, it's unlikely he will experience another point as high as his achievement in this profound, engaging and, mercifully, clear documentary on the consequences of our complacent greed. That ĎAn Inconvenient Truth' provides little in the way of true revelations pertaining to the earth's (humanity's) looming ecological demise, and ignores some of the more profound problems of trapped car find out more...

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Tim Robbins wrote, directed and stars in a film that exposes very cleverly the underbelly of US politics. He plays the charismatic Roberts, a right-wing "protest" singer, whose views begin to capture the nation's interest. Sinister machinations abound behind the scenes, and the documentary style works well. Funny too!

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BURMA VJ (2008)

CertificationU Our Rating

'Burma VJ' is an amazing collection of footage shot by Democratic Action for Burma activists as the 2007 popular attempted up-rising against the evil military junta took place and is both about the demonstrations and, more succinctly, about the brave Burman reporters who filmed them and transmitted the footage to the outside world. The resultant edit by Danish film-maker Anders Ostergaard has won more awards than you've had hot pies. Must watch stuff. find out more...

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An Egyptian-American reporter 'embedded' with Al Jazeera, the Arab world's most popular news outlet, gives a fascinating insight into their coverage of the Iraq War and the personalties who made it, as well as face to face chats with American liasion officers and other members of the press corps. Roundly criticized by Cabinet members and Pentagon officials, eventually bombed for failing to follow the American line and strongly condemned for frequently airing civilian causalities as well as foota find out more...

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While the Americans were trying to reach the moon the economically and politically suffering British had found a new sort of hero, long distance yachters. The Sunday Times put up a prize for the person who could make the fastest non-stop solo circumnavigation of the globe, a feat thought beyond the endurance of man or machine and so it proved for all but one of the Kiplingesque adventurers who stepped into the breech. This remarkable documentary, from the team that brought us Touching The Voi find out more...


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Homeless young Toby ends up sleeping in the cupboard of neurotic, failing, sleazy paparazzi Les. However a chance meeting with equally mentally challenged starlet K'harma starts his meteoric rise to stardom in this fine satire on celebrity and the business opportunities that go with it. find out more...
ED TV (1999)

Certification12 Our Rating

An intelligent media satire, sadly obscured by the brilliant "Truman Show", though in truth this is a completely different animal, with a lot more laughs. Matthew McConaughey delivers an amiable performance as small-town Texan boy Ed, who's catapulted to stardom when he's chosen as the star of a real-life 24 hour soap opera. By nature a laid back loafer, Ed basks in his new celebrity status, until it starts to affect everyone else around him. With his girlfriend banished from the show, and skele find out more...

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Knowing that his father had been some sort of WW2 war hero writer James Bradley set out to discover the truth about him and the fellow marines who raised the flag over Iwo Jima for the now infamously 'fraudulent' photgraph. We follow this ironically socially heterogeneous group of men through the horrors of one of the most bloody battles of WW2, interspliced with the early return home of three of the 'heroes' to act as politically manipulated cheerleaders for further fundraising to continue the find out more...

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The story of how a young David Frost got one of the media scoops of the 20th Century. find out more...