Every June, the city of Sheffield plays host to filmmakers and film lovers from all over the world in search of the latest and greatest in the field of documentary. We sent Ben Halford to give us his round-up of his picks for Doc/Fest 2018.
Author Ben Halford
Though undeserving of its racism accusations, Basmati Blues is still best viewed with tongue firmly in cheek.
To call Revolt mediocre would be too harsh, but it does rest on its laurels as soon as it becomes just about good enough to enjoy.
Mountain doesn’t come together perfectly despite the best efforts of all involved, but what results is often interesting nonetheless.
A ramschackle low-budget production that offers little substance to compensate, Anna’s best avoided by anyone bar genre completists.
Go in for the dumb fun and you’ll do fine, otherwise Beyond Skyline is a myriad of poor CGI and TV production values that fails to charm.
A decently engaging doc, Europe at Sea perhaps lacks the context and time necessary in its development to really make its case.
Thriving in simplicity but faltering in complexity, My Feral Heart offers enough moments of greatness to more than impress.
Adding nothing terrifically new to the well-worn weepie subgenre, New Life offers some decent performances in what’s largely a serviceable effort.