Category Archive: Reviews

Review: Virunga

Mining, murder, and mountain gorillas: Virunga National Park


Review: Cowspiracy

Animal agriculture may be the most destructive force contributing to global climate change. But environmental organisations are being made to keep quiet, whilst activists have been murdered for speaking out. Those are the real facts.

Review: Stories For Our Children – The World in 2050

With the world falling apart at the seams, inspiring the next generation to act is of upmost importance. Published by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) in 2010, ‘Stories for our children: the… Continue reading

Hugh’s Fish Fight Continues…

Since Fight Fight series one, TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has returned to remind everyone what we are fighting for. His inspirational campaign was a success, and European international fishing law was changed. We… Continue reading

Review: The Aye-aye and I – Gerald Durrell

Gerald Durrell, the comedic naturalist famed for his witty tales of animal encounters during his colonial upbringing, tells the tale of an Expedition to Madagascar in 1992. During the trip, funded by various… Continue reading

Review: Blackfish

Blackfish is an old, colloquial fishermen’s name for the orca or killer whale. Gabriela Cowperthwaite slowly reveals in this gripping and torturous docufilm that the ‘killer’ is not the monochrome whale himself, but… Continue reading

Review: The Philosopher and the Wolf – Mark Rowlands

Mark Rowlands, philosopher and lecturer, first purchased a wolf when he was in his 20’s. The US law prohibits the ownership of a pure bred wolf, but permits breeds that may be up… Continue reading

Review: Queen of the Sun

Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us? (2010) is the newest docu-film from Emmy nominated documentary-filmmaker Taggart Siegel. Together with director Jon Betz, and whole host of bee-related fanatics, they… Continue reading

Review: Sensational Butterflies

Living in London has it’s advantages. The Natural History Museum annually host the Sensational Butterflies exhibit, allowing hundreds of exotic specimens to literally fly into your face. Unfortunately, the organisers appear to have… Continue reading

Review: Project Nim

Directed by the James Marsh – maker of the Academy Award-winning ‘Man on Wire’ – Project Nim (2011) tells the story of an unsettling attempt at the domestication of, and communication with, a… Continue reading