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Roger Ross Williams' captivating documentary explores a young autistic man's growth and progress through his obsession with Disney animated movies.
The busy subgenre of documentaries featuring autistic subjects gets a strong new entry in Life, Animated, a captivating portrait of a young man for whom Disney animated movies have provided a powerful lifeline to progress, language and...
British provocateur takes a novel approach to investigating Scientology
Having interviewed paedophiles, porn stars and gay-hating Christians, documentary presenter Louis Theroux describes himself as a ‘student of bizarre organisations and eccentric people’. It’s no wonder that he’s wanted to make a film about...
The intense and suspenseful portrait of an Afghan teen's desire to change the world
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL: True to the style of a successful documentary, Sonita has a plotline equal to any of Hollywood’s finest hero’s journey stories. The difference, of course, is that this is real life, and while the hero(ine) may claim the...
One of the best of its kind
Do not subject yourself to the gruellingly close-up documentary Weiner if what you care most about is seeing its protagonist, the former U.S. congressman and New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, fully answer the question Dude, what the...
Jim Jarmusch's latest film is a love letter to "the greatest rock & roll band ever", The Stooges
When you watch the great rock & rollers (Mick Jagger, Jim Morrison, Johnny Rotten, Prince, Elvis), it's easy to feel that each of them has a wild animal inside, a jubilant – or angry – erotic exhibitionist demon. Starting in the late '60s,...