It’s Episode 95! Josh and Boyd (Footballistically Arsenal) return for Josh’s choice, the award-winning documentary Icarus.

Icarus is 2017 documentary from Bryan Fogel, an amateur cyclist who looks into whether he can improve his performance by injecting drugs. In the process of looking into finding someone to help him dope he accidentally uncovers a legacy of historic doping by the Russian athletics team, as you do.

What starts out as a Supersize Me guinea pig project ends up being one of the biggest whistleblowing documentaries in sport ever uncovered, it even won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

The end result is a mixed bag, the scandal documentary uncovers is mind-blowing and has thrilling elements but it also suffers from being a bit flabby and unfocused (as you expect from a story that didn’t exist when the filming started).

Scores

Kobi scored Icarus a whopping 4.75 for recommendability (no Back to the Future but close!) and it scored reasonably generously across the other categories (except repeat viewing) to score 3.33 overall. A fascinating documentary well worth a watch.

What do you guys think? Have you seen Icarus? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #095 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #095 Crew of Boyd Hilton (@boydhilton) and Josh Landy (@Josh_Landy) from Footballistically Arsenal()

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More about Icarus

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The Tigers of Scotland

This documentary highlights the endangered existence of the Scottish wildcats, and the conservation efforts required to prevent their extinction.

Added to UK Netflix: 1st November 2018

Children of Men

In a grim future in which humans can no longer reproduce, one woman mysteriously becomes pregnant, and a conflicted bureaucrat fights to protect her.

Added to UK Netflix: 1st November 2018

The Other Side of the Wind

On the last day of his life, a legendary director struggles to complete a new project and contemplates his legacy in this layered film by Orson Welles.

Added to UK Netflix: 2nd November 2018

They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead

2nd November 2018

Malone

A retired CIA assassin puts his training to work to come to the aid of a family struggling under the thumb of a ruthless local land baron.

Added to UK Netflix: 1st November 2018

Films Leaving Netflix

Unfortunately, not all of the films stay on Netflix for ever, booooo! Often you don’t get to find out until its too late. The films listed below are leaving Netflix UK super soon so please don’t miss out!

Girl with a Pearl Earring

In this adaptation of the best-selling novel, a young housemaid with a hidden appreciation for art becomes the muse of Dutch master painter Vermeer.

Leaving: 12th November 2018

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