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  • Leaving Neverland

    Leaving Neverland

    We live in an era where if you're accused of something, you're automatically guilty before proven innocent.

    Given that this documentary offers no evidence or facts about what is alleged to have happened, I'm quite shocked at how quick people are to believe Safechuck and Robson.

    The #MeToo campaign is partly to blame for this: it provided a great platform for those that were genuinely abused to speak out about what happened and get some justice for the atrocities that…

  • Fyre

    Fyre

    ★★★★

    This was genuinely fascinating to watch and I was hooked from the get-go. I remember hearing about what an epic failure the Fyre Festival was at the time, but never quite understood just how bad it got until I saw this documentary.

    The whole project was spearheaded by Billy McFarland, someone who is quite simply an operating sociopath, who dragged thousands of people into this delusion of his, despite persistent warnings from those around him that it would not work.…

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  • Abducted in Plain Sight

    Abducted in Plain Sight

    ★★★½

    I know they say that hindsight is 20/20 but Jesus Christ, some of the decisions the parents of Jan Broberg made go beyond naivety, it actually borders on genuine stupidity.

    Whilst there's no doubting that Robert Berchtold was a sociopathic paedophile with enough charm to lure the parents into a false sense of security, you have to question how they could fall for it a second time. The mother of Jan, Mary Ann, was seduced by Berchtold, but the fact…

  • ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke

    ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke

    ★★★★★

    A truly incredible documentary. I've always been a fan of Sam Cooke's music but never delved into his personal life. I knew that he died young - murdered in his early 30s - but never sought to find out more, even though the conditions surrounding his death were questionable.

    This documentary is nothing short of a masterpiece, detailing the life of one of the most important black singer-songwriters of the late 1950s and early 1960s. He would go on to…

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  • 22 July

    22 July

    ★★★★

    22 July focuses on the atrocity carried out by Anders Behring Breivik in 2011. First, he detonated a bomb in a van, which was situated near the tower block housing the office of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg; then he drove to Utoya Island and claimed to be a police officer sent to secure the island, before wreaking havoc with an assault rifle. This was all a part of his plan to inflict as much damage as possible, whilst garnering as…

  • Platoon

    Platoon

    ★★★½

    Platoon is a film that focuses on the Vietnam war in 1967 when our protagonist, Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen), enlists in the infantry, leaving behind his university studies. We watch as the conflict and incessant violence begins to take its toll on Taylor's mental state. Those within his platoon are feeling the angst too, and seem to simply be counting down the days until they can leave the place they've labelled "hell on earth".

    What drew me to Platoon in…