Tickled (2016) – Review

Review Tickled

David Farrier is a journalist from New Zealand who has an eye for funny and light reports about people who stand out. When he was looking for a new subject he came across a clip which interested him. It was about competitive tickling. This does sound very bizarre, but in the video you see how a man has been tied up by his hands and feet and how several men in sports outfits are tickling him. Farrier decides to make a story about it. He approaches the producers of the films, Jane O’Brien Media, but to his surprise he gets a very hostile reaction back from them. He blogs about it and the reaction he gets is that not only does he have to remove his post (because else he will be taken to trial), but the company also sends three men to New Zealand to meet Farrier. They try to convince him to stop what he is doing. Despite the warnings he continues as he wants to know more. Continue reading

Thank You for Playing (2015) – Review

Review Thank you for playing

A couple of years ago it was easy to classify games into various genres. There were some experimental games, but there weren’t that many of them and they usually didn’t get much attention. But indie games (which are made by small teams) have become a lot more popular. They can offer something you haven’t experienced before and Ryan Green is a developer who offers a very emotional experience with his game. The title is That Dragon Cancer. Continue reading

I Am Bolt (2016) – Review

Review I Am Bolt

As soemone who hardly watches sports on TV I always happily make an exception for the 100 metres (whether that’s during the Olympic Games or at other times). It’s not even 10 seconds of action, but it is a moment that’s filled with tension and drama. During the last couple of years there was one man who seemed invincible in this event. He was able to set new world records which gave you the feeling that he wasn’t even trying and could probably be even faster: Usain Bolt. Besides that Bolt also is an entertainer who manages to get crowds excited for him. The Olympic Games in Brazil were his last and with I Am Bolt he closes off his career. He allows the viewer to take a look behind the scenes and find out what it took to get as far as he has. Continue reading

Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie (2015) – Review

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I’m someone who has always been able to appreciate the documentaries Louis Theroux makes. With a lot of respect and realistic view he has been able to get access to people who were part of special groups. With his curiosity and style of questioning he managed to give insight into the motivation of his subjects, not matter how extreme. Scientology is a religion which is present all around the world and has many followers, including celebrities like Tom Cruise and John Travolta. The fact that Therous was making a film about it got me interested. Continue reading

Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee (2016) – Review

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If you have been working with computers for ages you probably are aware of the software by McAfee. John McAfee started the company and managed to real sell his software, which protects computers from virusses and other dangers. His programs were usually already installed when you bought a PC and he made millions (one moment in time it was estimated that he had 100 million dollars). He decided to leave the business and focus on yoga. A huge complex was built and started teaching there. When he had enough of it he decided to leave for Belize. There he started a new life, which would eventually make him a suspect in a murder case. Director Nanette Burstein decided to look into his story and uncovers more detail about his time there, including some shocking revelations by people who worked for him. Continue reading

13th (2016) – Review

Review the 13th

Thanks to social media the Black Liver Matter movement grew quickly this past year. As a result of racism and excessive violence by the police many protests were held and in some places this resulted in changes being made to the police force (like introducing body cameras). But it’s an issue that unfortunately still has not disappeared. This Netflix documentary not only looks at these events, but takes a much wider view about how the prison population has grown so quickly during the past decennia (25% of all prisoners in the world are American) and why such a high relative percentage consists of Afro-Americans. Continue reading

Amanda Knox (2016) – Review

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We all know that the amount of news and information available to us is extremely high. So chances are that you might miss some stories. That was the case for me with this case around the American Amanda Knox. According to this documentary searching for her name on Google gives you 7 million results back, but I had missed all of it. Luckily you don’t need any knowledge before watching this documentary, which is available through Netflix. Lees verder