Stereotype-busting look at wheelchair sport and its sub-culture.
(2005) Starring:Keith Cavill, Joe Soares, Mark Zupan Director:Henry Alex Rubin, Dana Adam Shapiro Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Like any other great sports story, 'Murderball' features fierce rivalry, stopwatch suspense, dazzling athletic prowess, larger-than-life personalities and triumph over daunting odds. But murderball, the original name for the full-contact sport now known as quad rugby, is played by quadriplegics in ..read more »
A clever film with twist upon twist. It leaves the viewer to decide for themselves as to who is guilty and of what. But its difficult because even the most trustworthy witnesses have their own angle and almost everything seems to be contradicted. Plus its a great look at the modern phenomena of the child abuse scandal.
Capturing The Friedmans
(2004) Starring:Arnold Friedman, Seth Friedman, Elaine Friedman Director:Andrew Jarecki Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
Nominated for Best Feature Documentary at the 2004 Academy Awards, this unusual and disturbing documentary charts the scandal that surrounded the Friedman family from Long Island in the 1980s. Arnold, a well-respected schoolteacher, and his wife Elaine were a seemingly typical middle class couple ..read more »
Hilarious and fascinating history of how homosexuality has been depicted in Hollywood over the decades.
The Celluloid Closet
(1995) Starring:Lily Tomlin, Tony Curtis, Tony Curtis Director:Robert Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
Based on Vito Russo's groundbreaking 1981 work of film history, The Celluloid Closet gathers clips from dozens of mainstream Hollywood films to illustrate how the movies have dealt explicitly -- and more importantly, implicitly -- with gay and lesbian themes.
Elegant reconstruction of events from a nineteenth century newspaper, sometimes frightening, sometimes quirky.
Wisconsin Death Trip
(1999) Starring:Jeff Golden, Marcus Monroe, Marilyn White Director:James Marsh Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
This half-film, half-documentary is the surreal account of small town life gone seriously awry at the turn of the last century. In the 1890s, the small Wisconsin town of Black River Falls was subject to a bizarre series of disasters and strange, gruesome events, including a diphtheria epidemic, ..read more »
Fascinating portrait of a man who seemed to be a great champion of nature, but who turned out to be a deeply troubled and self-deluded man.
(2005) Starring:Timothy Treadwell Director:Werner Herzog Certificate:
Documentary from acclaimed director Werner Herzog which explores the life and death of amateur grizzly bear expert and wildlife preservationist Timothy Treadwell. Treadwell lived unarmed among the bears for 13 summers and filmed his adventures in the wild during his final five seasons. In October ..read more »
Engrossing, even-handed look at the Al-Jazeera news channel and its relationship with the US army during the Iraq War.
(2004) Starring:Lt. Josh Rushing, Samir Khader Director:Jehane Noujaim Certificate:
Documentary by Jihane Noujaim about war, truth and the media, focusing in particular on the 2003 Iraq conflict. Noujaim and her film crew visit the headquarters of Al-Jazeera, the first commercial non-state-owned Arab satellite channel, to find out what the news looks like from the 'other side'. As ..read more »
Although it could be argued as being slightly contrived, this is still the definitive documentary about the fast food industry.
Super Size Me(2004) Starring:Morgan Spurlock Director:Morgan Spurlock Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
Why are Americans so fat? Two words: fast food. What would happen if you ate nothing but fast food for an entire month? Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock does just that and embarks on the most perilous journey of his life. The rules? For 30 days he can't eat or drink anything that isn't on McDonald's menu; ..read more »
How Britain would react to a nuclear attack. As frightening now as it was when it was made
The War Game(1965) Starring:Peter Graham, Michael Aspel Director:Peter Watkins Certificate:
Peter Watkins' The War Game, which was filmed in handheld documentary fashion, speculates on the aftereffects of a nuclear war. Some of the images are almost impossible to look at; they truly illustrate the theory that, in the wake of such a holocaust, the living will envy the dead. The most ..read more »