DIEGO MARADONA

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Asif Kapadia. This is the third feature length documentary from Oscar winning director Asif Kapadia, who previously gave us the superb, well-researched and insightful documentaries Amy (2015), about the late singer Amy Winehouse, and Senna (2010), about the late Formula 1 race driver Ayrton Senna, which were two of the finest documentaries of the past decade. For his latest film though Kapadia profiles someone who is still alive – Diego Maradona, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest soccer players of all Continue reading

AMY

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Asif Kapadia. When she died at the young age of 27 in 2011, Grammy award winning British singer Amy Winehouse joined that small group of self destructive singers who also died an untimely death as their addictions got the better of them - Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain. This documentary is a revealing, warts and all look at the meteoric rise and spectacular fall of Winehouse, who has sold over 20 million albums and won numerous awards in her short career. And even though we know the outcome, it is Continue reading

SENNA

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Asif Kapadia. There have been a number of great car racing films – Grand Prix, Winning, Le Mans, etc – which all tried to capture the excitement, testosterone-charged danger and feel of high speed car racing. We’ll try to forget the awful Sylvester Stallone film Driven, which stalled at the starter’s gate! But nothing compares to the real thing, as this fascinating documentary about Ayrton Senna demonstrates. This is a thoughtful and carefully constructed documentary about Senna, the charismatic but volatile three Continue reading