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Project Nim (2011): Quick-shot review!

A documentary about a chimp with a puntastic name, Project Nim (2011, dir. James Marsh) chronicles the life and academic study of one Nim Chimpsky. Nim the chimpanzee was taken from his mother at birth and transplanted into the family of well-to-do academics in order to be raised in the manner of a human child. […]

Paris Is Burning (1990): Quick-shot review!

Directed by Jennie Livingston and filmed in the mid to late 80s, Paris Is Burning (1990) is a cult documentary that focuses on the New York City drag scene of the 80s; its drag balls, vogue culture, and the various characters and groups that helped to make the drag scene what it is today. Paris […]

Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989): Quick-shot review!

What a film. Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989, dir. Shinya Tsukamoto) is a Japanese film about… well… I’m not entirely sure. Handing it over to the capable hands of IMDb for the synopsis: A strange man known only as the “metal fetishist”, who seems to have an insane compulsion to stick scrap metal into his […]

Capturing the Friedmans (2003): Quick-shot review!

An extremely confronting documentary, Capturing the Friedmans (2003, dir. Andrew Jarecki) focuses on a normal family that becomes a media sensation as a father and son are accused of heinous crimes against children. Family patriarch Arnold Friedman was a popular community figure and science teacher when, on the day of Thanksgiving 1987, he was busted […]

I Wish (2011): Quick-shot review!

Hirokazu Koreeda’s I Wish (2011) is a bittersweet story told from the separate perspectives of two brothers. Koichi and Ryuunoske are two young boys who have been split across different houses and cities after the breakup of their parents; one living with their mother, and one with their father. They regularly keep in touch on […]

Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012): Quick-shot review!

This is a documentary which you cannot miss. Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present (2012) gives an insight into the legendary performance artist’s infamous piece which she performed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Abramovic sat in immobile silence every day for three months, 736 hours in total, opposite museum visitors […]