Sleaze or art? – In 2005 I reviewed Michael Winterbottom’s controversial 9 Songs. At the time I was disarmed by the graphic nature of the sex in it. Now looking back, and in light of my research into commercial sexual exploitation my opinions have somewhat changed.
Breaking open the Shamburgers – In 2005, I was asked by Peace News to review the DVD release of Franny Armstrong’s documentary McLibel. I had been aware of the trial, but didn’t know the scale and complexity of what had actually happened. This is the review that appeared in Peace News.
Blood on our hands – In 2005, I was deeply moved by the film Hotel Rwanda. It was not just sadness I felt though. I was also overwhelmed with guilt for not having been more aware at the time of the scope of the suffering and the role of my ‘democractic representatives’ in it. This is my review of Terry George’s brilliant film.
Log On, Tune In – In 2004, while writing a review for the superb documentary The Corporation for the Morning Star, I was lucky enough to get to interview the film’s director Mark Achbar. Even to this day, it is one of the documentaries that I keep going back to.