It’s my life: the rise of the pop-star scripted documentary

From Lady Gaga to Justin Bieber, more and more stars are working with film-makers to shape the stories of their lives. But the best films catch them with their guard down I would like to be excluded from this narrative, one that I have never been asked to be a part of, since 2009, wrote Taylor Swift of her public feud with Kanye West in a now-deleted Instagram post in 2016. Except, 15 minutes into the Swift-approved documentary West interrupting Swift on stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards is like a slap across the face. For someone whos built their whole belief system on getting people to clap for you, the whole crowd booing is a pretty formative …

Hillary review did the US presidential hopeful take the wrong road?

This epic documentary ranges across Hillary Clintons life, from the Arkansas governors mansion, through the White House years to her own shot at the top job but the enigma remains There is a melancholy fascination to Nanette Bursteins sympathetic and respectful documentary interview with the enduringly opaque Bill), her time as the governors wife, as the presidents wife with Monica Lewinsky, the three-strikes controversy her time as New York senator in the new millennium and then her fateful tilts at the White House. As the past starts to converge with the present, there is a confluence of bad omens: her tense concession speech when Barack Obama beat her for the 2008 presidential ticket sounds like a rehearsal for the horrible …