Film review: GORE VIDAL: THE UNITED STATES OF AMNESIA, from Built For Speed

Gore Vidal, who died in 2012, was an acclaimed and highly provocative playwright, novelist, essayist occasional political candidate and famed social and political commentator. The documentary Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia traces Vidal’s life from privileged boyhood as a US Senator’s son, to his emergence as a prominent student intellectual, his military service during the Second World War,

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Film review: BLACKFISH, from Built For Speed

Nick’s rating: Three and a half stars. Classification: M. Director(s): Gabriela Cowperthwaite. Release date: 21st Nov 2013 Running time: 83 mins. Animal acts in circuses and marine fun parks in which trainers cavort with wild creatures, derive a lot of their entertainment from the threat these powerful and unpredictable animals pose to humans.  The fascinating and at times disturbing documentary,

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WRITE NOW

Write Now – TONIGHT – my interview with filmmaker Heather Kirkpatrick talking about her feature length documentary, Mary Meets Mohommad and later my interview with Dr Cate Howell about her new book: Intuition. Please join me, Gaytana

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Film review: THE GATEKEEPERS, from Built For Speed

The Shin Bet is the Israeli internal security service which, since its inception in 1948 has been primarily responsible for counter-terrorism and covert operations within Israel and Palestine. The documentary, The Gatekeepers, features the men who led the agency for various periods during the last 30 years and represents the first time Shin Bet leaders have spoken publicly about their

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Film review: THE IMPOSTER, from Built For Speed

The sensational documentary The Imposter is a triumph for young director Bart Layton who has mostly worked on the TV show Banged Up Abroad.  The film describes the astonishing events surrounding the 1994 disappearance of 13 year old Texas boy Nicholas Barclay. The circumstances of this case are so bizarre that if this was a fiction film no one would

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