Peter Brook’s 1963 version of Lord of the Flies is better than William Goldings sensational novel. It’s all the terror and tension of middle school.
Director Lauren Greenfield goes inside the Renfrew Center, a South Florida treatment facility specializing in eating disorders, to capture the struggles of four women trying to recover from anorexia and bulimia.
In the interests of privacy, this film has an actress (Ruth Wilson) playing “Ruth,” who seeks help when she starts hearing voices telling her to kill herself — but that’s the real Dr. Rufus May, and he says Ruth’s story is based entirely on fact. May is a National Health Service therapist in the U.K. […]
Live BBC production of George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, starring Peter Cushing, Donald Pleasence and Yvonne Mitchell. READ – Nineteen Eighty-Four (TV programme)
This 80-minute documentary focuses on the growing “wealth gap” in America, as seen through the eyes of filmmaker Jamie Johnson, a 27-year-old heir to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical fortune. Johnson, who cut his film teeth at NYU and made the Emmy-nominated 2003 HBO documentary Born Rich, here sets his sights on exploring the political, […]
READ – The ‘Quiet’ man: Eliot man recalls a ‘masterpiece’ film From 16 MM Lost & Found: Dubbed a “genuine masterpiece” by the New York Times, The Quiet One documents a 10 year old African American boy during his time at the Wiltwyck School for Boys. Loathed and essentially abandoned by his family, Donald Peters […]
Choosing to Die In a frank and personal documentary, author Sir Terry Pratchett considers how he might choose to end his life. Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2008, Terry wants to know whether he might be able to end his life before his disease takes over. Traveling to the Dignitas Clinic in Switzerland, Terry witnesses first […]
The Secret Life Of The Manic Depressive – Part One The Secret Life Of The Manic Depressive – Part Two From Top Documentary Films: Stephen Fry presents this documentary exploring the disease of manic depression; a little understood but potentially devastating condition affecting an estimated two percent of the population. Stephen embarks on an emotional […]
From the BBC Four series Mental, made in 2010