One of 2013’s best films alongside one of 2013’s least interesting. Guess which is which?
I’m sorry, Dave, I can’t let you do that.
We know that you just can’t get enough of our UK Film Events blog, so here it is again! We have another cracking month of fun ahead. So if you like it down under, you think it’s downright grand, not grim up North, or you think actually it’s easy being green, you’ve come to the right place!
It’s nice when documentary filmmakers come up with new angles to the ‘poor underdog’ theme. Since the genre first became commercial enough for cinema release, we’ve had our heartstrings pulled every which way, to the point where the concept’s getting old. But Joe Berlinger’s new release Crude, which centres around a class action by a group of Ecuadorian tribes against a US oil giant, manages to raise some unusually interesting points about the nature of the environmentalist movement and just who is right and wrong in a case like this.