Lawrence, the erstwhile singer songwriter of 80’s post-punk band Felt and latterly front man of the ludicrously monikered Go Kart Mozart is the eponymous subject of Paul Kelly’s Lawrence of Belgravia.
From the master of photography who brought us Chronos and Baraka, the first teaser trailer for Ron Fricke’s Samsara has been released and once again promises on-screen poetry of the purest kind.
The death penalty is as incendiary a subject as any, whatever side of the debate you stand on, you're sure to stand there defiantly.
Werner Herzog is staunchly opposed to the death penalty but, in making this intense and insightful look at the death penalty in contemporary America, he refuses to make a political statement. This is one of the boldest aspects of Into the Abyss; he avoids grandstanding, he refuses to massage the truth to strengthen his case. There are no staggering statistics offered, no comparisons to other countries in the developed world that have abolished the death sentence, even the story he follows would be the worst possible option for someone crafting a polemic.
If you love films and film making – and if you’re reading this on Lost in the Multiplex, it’s more than likely you do – then This Is Not a Film is one of the most fascinating films you are ever likely to see.
This Is Not a Film is not directed by director Jafar Panahi.
The first trailer and poster for a documentary on Comic-Con have been released this week, opening up a world that not many of us, especially here in the UK, get to experience.
Netflix is still in its infancy in the UK and, in these early months, it feels a bit like digging through bargain bins searching for a rare classic. While there might be a lot of junk to dig through, there are some real gems to find.
Every week, Lost in the Multiplex will pick through the detritus in search of Netflix's buried treasures.
This week - Gasland.
HBO and Scott Rudin have acquired the rights to remake the documentary Indie Game: The Movie which premiered at Sundance this week.
From Oscar winner James Marsh, the director of 2008’s barmy documentary Man on Wire, comes Project Nim, another controversial true story of 70s absurdity and fascination. Told with intricately woven talking heads and home video footage, amongst other indicative techniques, Marsh’s latest is an absorbing and thought-provoking assessment of this intriguing investigation of human-chimp relations, which builds to a devastatingly frank conclusion.
Those lovely people at Icon have given us a couple of copies of Project Nim – The Chimp Who Would Be Human... It's one of the documentaries of the year - gripping, heart-wrenching and powerful.
The film follows Nim's existence in a human society and the enduring impact he made on people along the way. It is "an unflinching and powerfully devastating biography of an animal we tried to make human; a journey of power, attraction and group bonding in a species whose startling capacity for selfishness and aggression is offset by human displays of affection and intelligence."
I've seen it. I liked it - a lot.
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85 year-old Jiro Ono runs Sukiyabashi Jiro, a tiny sushi restaurant squirreled away in a Tokyo subway station - having spent most of his life in the pursuit of creating the perfect sushi, Jiro-san has recently received a 3 star Michelin review for his culinary genius, and the restaurant has been gaining in notoriety worldwide ever since.
Jiro-san is considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef and he has set the bar incredibly high for his son, Yoshikazu, to follow in his footsteps. Director David Gelb has taken it upon himself to create a documentary based on the life and works of Jiro-san, and the relationship between father and son, creating Jiro Dreams of Sushi, his feature film debut.