THE EAGLE HUNTRESS

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Otto Bell. This is one of the most gorgeous and visually stunning documentaries I’ve seen in a long time. First time feature documentary filmmaker Otto Bell, who comes from a background in advertising, gives us a rare glimpse into to lives and traditions of the nomadic Kazakh tribespeople who live in the remote foothills of the Altai mountain range in western Mongolia. We’ve seen a couple of fictional dramas set in this world, with The Story Of The Weeping Camel in 2003 and Tulpan in 2008, but this documentary Continue reading

THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD – interview with Morgan Spurlock

by GREG KING “I can’t think of doing anything else. I just love making movies and I love that I get to do it,” confesses rabble-rousing documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, who was recently in Melbourne to promote his latest film The Greatest Movie Ever Sold. Spurlock is undoubtedly a provocateur, and is best known for his documentary Super-Size Me, in which he existed on a diet of McDonalds. But he is also an engaging, informative, subversive and entertaining filmmaker, and The Greatest Movie Ever Sold is one of the funniest documentaries you will Continue reading

THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Morgan Spurlock. Rabble rousing Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock has tackled the issue of obesity in Super Size Me, and looked at terrorism and the cult of personality in Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden? Like Michael Moore, Spurlock is a shameless showman who loves attention-getting stunts to illustrate his viewpoint, even if his subject matter is more lightweight and seemingly trivial by comparison. In his latest documentary he turns his attention to the potent power and insidious Continue reading