Documentary

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Captains of Zaatari review – football-mad Syrian refugee kids yearn for escape
Ali El Arabi keeps his teenage subjects up close in this wonderfully empathetic film that humanises displaced people

Phuong Le

03, Dec, 2021 @2:47 PM

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The 50 best films of 2021 in the US: 50-11
Daniel Craig’s last Bond, Wes Anderson’s return and Questlove’s resurrected musical treasures make star appearances as our countdown continues

03, Dec, 2021 @11:57 AM

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The 50 best films of 2021 in the UK: 50-11
Blockbusting Bond, a slow-trundling alt-western and a genre-bending Mexican movie are revealed as our critics’ countdown continues

Andrew Pulver

03, Dec, 2021 @6:01 AM

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The world owes Yoko an apology! 10 things we learned from The Beatles: Get Back
Peter Jackson’s eight-hour documentary on the Fab Four reveals Ringo is an amazing drummer, McCartney was a joy and their entourage were coolest of all

Andy Welch

02, Dec, 2021 @4:48 PM

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‘It became crystal clear they were lying’: the man who made Germans admit complicity in the Holocaust
With Final Account, the late director Luke Holland set out to obtain testimonies from those who participated in the Nazi atrocities – before their voices were lost. The result is a powerful mix of shame, denial and ghastly pride

Dorian Lynskey

02, Dec, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It review – vampish and sharp as a stiletto
The Puerto Rican-born star of the first West Side Story movie reflects on her life, career and traumas in this warm documentary salute

Leslie Felperin

01, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The Danish Collector review – reflections of an excellent eye
The Exhibition on Screen series examines the modern French paintings collected by Danish businessman Wilhelm Hansen

Andrew Pulver

30, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Dying to Divorce: Turkish women’s campaign against domestic violence is set for Oscars
Two British film-makers have shone a light on a campaigning lawyer and her clients in an expose of misogyny and dangerous politics

Vanessa Thorpe

28, Nov, 2021 @10:15 AM

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JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass review – Oliver Stone returns to the grassy knoll
This doc is packed with facts related to the 1963 assassination yet is frustratingly short on answers

Peter Bradshaw

24, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Rebel Dykes review – the unstoppable rise of the raddest of the radical lesbians
This delightful documentary celebrates the sex-positive lesbian and feminist culture of the 1980s and 90s that transformed life for countless British women

Leslie Felperin

24, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The First Wave review – Covid’s devastating early days in New York
Matthew Heineman’s powerful documentary captures the most acute weeks of the crisis as a Long Island hospital struggles to cope

Cath Clarke

23, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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To the Moon review – beguiling essay on the satellite’s pervasive pull
Threading together sequences showing the lunar face of subjects from love to madness, this is a gorgeous journey into outer and inner space

Phil Hoad

23, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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