iPlayer Radio What's New?

Battle Of The Sexes

Tuesday 25 June 2013, 15:58

Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

Tagged with:

There's a terrific documentary out this week called Battle Of The Sexes - it chronicles a famous tennis match but it's much more than a film about sport. Which documentaries have inspired you?

In order to see this content you need to have both Javascript enabled and Flash Installed. Visit BBC Webwise for full instructions. If you're reading via RSS, you'll need to visit the blog to access this content

Related Content

Anyone For Tennis

You've Been Trumped

 

Tagged with:

Comments

Jump to comments pagination
 
  • rate this
    -1

    Comment number 6.

    I have wanted to watch Gasland ever since Mark mentioned it in his review of Promised land.

    Page one: Inside the New York Times was great. I also loved The Shock Docterine even though I can't say I wasn't interested beforehand. I have Bill Cunningham New York at home and I just know it's going to be great. I have no real interest in the New York fashion scene but his story seems inspiring.

  • rate this
    0

    Comment number 7.

    American Movie was one of the driving forces that made me fully commit to focusing on film as a future career, and without it I'm not sure I would have had the conifidence to be taking Film at university this year

  • rate this
    0

    Comment number 16.

    Not exactly a documentary, but when I first heard they were making a film about the creation of Facebook, I was skeptical to say the least, despite being a computer programmer myself. As it turned out, the film was rather good, although it seems to great extent this was achieved by simply ignoring the truth where it was inconveniently uncinematic and replacing it with half naked women and character assassination.

  • rate this
    0

    Comment number 17.

    I always recommend people to watch the documentary movie about Dean Karnazes called "50/50/50" I think. There may be a more official title.
    Ultimately it's a 2 hour film about a guy who runs 50 marathons, in 50 consecutive days, across 50 states of the US.
    But actually it's about a lot more than that. It's a documentary about the importance of family. It's a documentary about the human struggle and overcoming difficulty. It's a documentary about motivation, and on some level it's a documentary about running.
    Definitely worth watching, but especially so if you're not interested in running in the slightest. Watch out for the pizza scene!!!

  • rate this
    0

    Comment number 18.

    Late last year i remember seeing the trailer for 'McCullin', i'd never heard of Don McCullin and the trailer made it look like the most unremarkable film ever. Well BLIMEY CHARLIE was i ever wrong, the film turned out to be one the most scathingly anti-war films i have ever seen and one which stayed with me ever since.

    I'm not sure if Swandown would be classed as a documentary, but i found this odd-essy through the water ways of southern England absolutely spellbinding.

 

Comments 5 of 95

 

This entry is now closed for comments

Share this page

More Posts

Previous
Feedback on Filmmakers Apologies, Offensive Movie Characters and Best Super Anti-Heroes

Friday 21 June 2013, 16:44

Next
The Flop Formula

Friday 28 June 2013, 09:30

About this Blog

Outspoken, opinionated and never lost for words, Mark is the UK's leading film critic.

This twice-weekly video blog is the place where he airs his personal views on the things that most fire him up about cinema - and invites you to give your own opinions.

Blog Updates

Stay updated with the latest posts from the blog.

Subscribe using:

What are feeds?