Mismatched lovers, girls who look a bit similar, canny canines, dodgy flats in Brixton … Hitchcock’s THE PLEASURE GARDEN provides plenty of visual cues to what was to come, writes David Perilli.
Anyone used to Keith Floyd and his successors may have to adjust their napkins to cope with this cookery documentary seasoned with subtle hints of Clement Freud, Michael Palin and Werner Herzog.
Amusingly for a documentary about media control, the makers of SHADOWS OF LIBERTY wanted to control when an interview about the film would appear. David Perilli attended the Q&A.
CHASING ICE gets right out there, risks its ass and shoves its snout into the direct effects of heating up the planet’s atmosphere. David Perilli speaks to Extreme Ice team member Jeff Orlowski.
The Dial House Social Club circa 1964, filtered through the eyes of some continental outsiders – a collection of BFI boozer shorts – David Perilli reviews a compilation of British pub themed docs.
Flying dildos crushed Garry Kasparov’s political credibility. They also expose weaknesses in PUTIN’S KISS, a soul-sapping documentary about the Russian youth movement Nashi.
“The Essex seaside town which could be paradise but instead has a reputation as a sink estate with candy-floss.” David Perilli spoke to Karen Guthrie, co-director of JAYWICK ESCAPES.
Filmmaker Michael Apted talked about his career with documentary maker Leslie Woodhead at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2012. David Perilli shares the highlights of their discussion on the “7 Up” series and “Tomorrow Never Dies”.
David Perilli interviewed DR Hood, who will present her well-received directorial feature debut, WRECKERS, at the Arts Picturehouse on April 24th.
Near the start of ARAHAN, the hero can’t believe that the old duffers surrounding him are the fabled Seven Masters. One of them punctures the moment by suggesting that maybe he thinks they’re Power Rangers instead.