Biographies

Michael Jackson: Man in the Mirror

In December 1993, Michael Jackson was forced to face his toughest audience yet, the DA and cops from the L.A.P.D. who were now investigating allegations of child abuse. The police were collecting evidence to corroborate the story of Michaels accusers. How was it that the king of pop got to this? Physically abused by a violent father, living his young life in the very grown up music business and

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Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel

Critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Peter Spirer who is known for releasing the likes of Rhyme & Reason and other such hip-hop related titles has gone all in on this on one and produced an amazing window into the life of Tupac Shakur. This is an essential watch for any fan of the legend Shakur himself as director Spirer manages to seamlessly stitch together rare footage and interview

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The Art World’s Prankster: Maurizio Cattelan

This BBC special which is in essence a slightly shorter version of the feature documentary Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back is an extremely interesting examination of one of the most provocative and elusive figures in contemporary art Maurizio Cattelan. In 1999 Cattelan unveiled a sculpture entitled The Ninth Hour, it was a piece  which showed Pope John Paul II getting struck by a meteorite and

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David Gilmour: Wider Horizons

David John Gilmour was born on March 6th, 1946, in Cambridge, England. The 3rd child of Silvia and Douglas Gilmour and at the age of 21 he joined the band Pink Floyd who subsequently went on to sell over 250 million albums. Gilmour's playing style and trademark guitar sound is now known the world over and in 2011 Rolling Stone magazine ranked him one of the greatest guitarists of all time. His

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Oasis: Don’t Look Back In Anger

Out of all of the hits Noel Gallagher wrote for Oasis he calls Don't Look Back In Anger the most important. It is a song which marks the peak of Oasis journey from working-class lads in Manchester to one of the world's biggest bands. It is an anthem which has been chanted from pubs, football stands and all the way into the corridors of power at 10 Downing Street. More recently we have seen the

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Joe Louis: America’s Hero… Betrayed

Joseph Louis Barrow, born May 12, 1914 in Alabama, was the first athlete America had accepted as a whole with regards to race, a true crossover star who was respected and admired by both black and white fans. His boxing talent was undeniable but this was not the soul reason for his received respect, he was the first man that showed the world that a person color was also able to climb the social ra

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Francis Bacon: A Brush with Violence

Francis Bacon was an Irish-born British painter who became very well known for this unusual style of art which could be described as being edgy, emotionally charged and raw. Bacon was a bit slow to get started with regards to his career, it wasn't until his mid-30's that he finally found a subject matter in which could keep him interested. In 1944 Bacon's breakthrough came in the form of a trip

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Green Day: The Early Years

Music streaming service Spotify has started producing a documentary series called Landmark, the concept behind the series is to explore some of the more monumental moments in music history whilst catering to a new generation of listeners. The focus of this installment to the series is the band known as Green Day, the films goes right back to the their beginning at Berkley's Gilman Street venue

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Anthony Joshua: Heavyweight Hopes

After his victory over Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday just gone (29 April 2017) for the vacant WBA (Super) and IBO heavyweight titles, it only seems fitting to publish a documentary which explores the British heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua's rise to stardom. Anthony Joshua: Heavyweight Hopes originally aired back in 2014 so it isn't quite up to date with regards to his recent accomplishments,

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