Time no longer feels like a measurable concept, has it been two weeks, a month, five days, as everything blurs into each other, weekdays into weekends, spring into summer.
We’re now living through the new normal, where going outside feels like a privilege and you really begin to question if going down the local shop to buy a crate of lager and two family bags of chocolate really is ‘shopping for essentials’.
Jim Carey is best known for crazily mugging to the camera in some of cinema’s most over the top roles, but in Man On The Moon, he played comic savant Andy Kaufman with great sentiment and warmth.
In Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, we see how this transformation came about, how Carey immersed himself in the role of Kaufman, a feat that is said to have blurred the lines between the two separate personas.
The story of French tight-rope walker and all-round lunatic Phillipe Petit’s hare-brained scheme to walk a high wire between the twin towers of the newly built World Trade Centre, back in 1974.
Free solo looks at climber Alex Honnold as he attempts to become the first person to climb the 3,000 feet high El Capitan, free solo – which means without rope or safety equipment.
The first documentary produced by the Obamas follows a former General Motors factory in Moraine, Ohio that is taken over by a firm, Fuyao. It leads to a culture clash as the new Chinese employers bring in their own staff from China and try to enforce their working culture on the American employees who in return try to unionise.
After making documentaries about Amy Winehouse and Whitney Houston, director Asif Kapadia turns his lens on to one of the greatest footballers of all time.
A story so outlandish that it was also turned into a feature film starring Matthew McConaughey. White Boy follows Rick Wershe Jnr, a seventeen-year-old from Detroit who was an FBI informant and drug dealer.
Blackfish is the ‘Making a Murderer’ of sea mammals. This fascinating 2013 documentary from American director Gabriela Cowperthwaite documents the story of Tillicum, an orca held at Seaworld in Florida who has been involved in several tragic ‘accidents’ involving his trainers.
Adam Curtis‘ documentaries are known for being deep philosophical and political pieces and with a title like HyperNormalisation what else would you expect?
Grizzly Man is the story of Timothy Treadwell, a failed actor turned self-proclaimed Grizzly bear expert.
Hail Satan takes and unflinching look at The Satanic Temple, the centre of one of America’s most controversial new religions. But what does this actually mean, what does it involve and is the soul of America really in need of a Satanic revolution?
This heart-warming documentary received a host of award nominations upon its release. Life, Animated looks at the power of film and especially cartoons as a young boy with autism and his family discover a way to communicate with each other through Disney films. Keep the tissues close by.
Being compared to Netflix’s Tiger King, How to Fix a Drug Scandal is made up of just as many shocking revelations and unexpected twists. Looking at the trials of forensic chemists Sonja Farak and Annie Dookhan, this four-part docu-series shows the fall out of two coinciding cases of falsifying and tampering with evidence.
It’s hard to think of places that Michael Palin hasn’t visited, but it turns out even the veteran TV presenter struggled to gain access to the most secretive of states.
If you never really understood what the Vietnam war was all about then this the definitive documentary series to explain it. Legendary documentary film-maker Ken Burns allows the soldiers from America, South Vietnam, and North Vietnam to describe in detail the war through their eyes.
Winner of the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature this five-part series follows the trial of OJ Simpson for the double murder of his wife and her friend and the impact it had on America.
A look at America’s unfolding opioid scandal, the pharmacist in question is Dan Schneider, who investigates his son’s murder and his life as a crack cocaine addict. Schneider realises that his son’s death is the tip of a large and horrible iceberg that starts with over-prescription of Oxycontin, an opium-based painkiller.
This travel series tick two boxes; exotic destinations and delicious food.
A look at the world of eating disorders.
In this six-part series Alain de Botton uses the teachings of the great philosophers to help make our lives happier. De Botton uses jargon-free language to get his ideas and the philosophical teachings across simply and easily while offering real-life examples of where they can be used.