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Documentaries

Documentary Films, strictly speaking, are non-fictional, "slice of life" factual works of art, sometimes known as cinema verite. As films became more narrative-based, documentaries branched out and took many forms, some of which have been termed propagandistic or non-objective. One of Alice's favourite sections, and due to the sheer size of this collection, we have split ioto a number of sub-sections. See side bars on left for more options. By scrolling below are you will be exposed to whole darn caboodle - all of Alice's documentaries. Right: Werner Herzog directs "Burden of Dreams"

The Chills: The Triumph & Tragedy of Martin Phillipps (2019)

Director: Julia Parnell, Rob Curry

The story of lyrical genius, Martin Phillipps and his band, The Chills, is a cautionary tale, a triumph over tragedy, and a statement about the meanin... Read more

In Search Of Greatness (2018)

6.5/10
Director: Gabe Polsky

Through the eyes of the greatest athletes of all time, IN SEARCH OF GREATNESS is a cinematic journey into the secrets of genius. Read more

Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played with Fire (2018)

6.7/10

A documentary about the Millennium-trilogy author Stieg Larsson and his pioneering work of fighting right wing extremists and neo-Nazis, an obsession... Read more

Coast New Zealand: Series 3 (2018)

8.6/10
Starring: Neil Oliver

The return of the stunningly shot series that takes you on an epic voyage of discovery of people and places through New Zealand. The enthusiastic t... Read more

Backtrack Boys (2018)

8.3/10
Director: Catherine Scott

An Australian man helps three troubled youths avoid jail when he brings them aboard his legendary dog jumping team. Read more

I Am Paul Walker (2018)

7.8/10
Director: Adrian Buitenhuis
Starring: Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson

Documentary examining the life of the late actor Paul Walker. Read more

Yellow is Forbidden (2018)

Director: Pietra Brettkelly

Chinese dressmaker Guo Pei dreams of her work being recognized as haute couture. Read more

Celia (2018)

8.2/10
Director: Amanda Millar

Amanda Millar’s moving documentary celebrates the enduring legacy of Celia Lashlie, a passionate advocate for social interventions that equipped those... Read more

They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)

8.5/10
Director: Peter Jackson

Using state-of-the-art technology and materials from the BBC and Imperial War Museum, filmmaker Peter Jackson allows the story of World War I to be to... Read more

They Shall Not Grow Old (Blu-ray) (2018)

8.5/10
Director: Peter Jackson

Using state-of-the-art technology and materials from the BBC and Imperial War Museum, filmmaker Peter Jackson allows the story of World War I to be to... Read more