Three Identical Strangers

“I guess I wouldn’t believe my story if someone else were telling it”

Review by Lewis Goodall

What would you do if you discovered you had a twin? Growing up with a twin is fine but discovering you have a twin when you’re 19 years old, imagine the possibilities, the pranks you could pull, the banks you could rob. It would also be much easier for you to perform some magic tricks where you disappear and reappear somewhere else. Everything seems better when you have a twin. But imagine having being identical triplets!! The magic tricks you could pull then! Well these three brothers didn’t take advantage of their triplet nature in that way but their story sure is insane.

Three Identical Strangers, Directed by Tim Wardle, tells the incredible story of three triplets who are separated at birth and rediscover each other at the age of 19. It tells the story of how they managed to reconnect and also their quest to discover why they were all separated. Going down the rabbit hole, they discover a twisted, dark mystery.

The story is just so bizarre. It truly goes to show that true life just cannot be written. The fact that they all found each other is amazing but the circumstances that split them up are just truly horrifying and really makes you question what other horrific organisations are out there. I’m not giving any spoilers as it ruins the whole film but my description should get you thinking about watching it to uncover the mystery, it’s a good en.

It’s a well made documentary that keeps you on your toes the whole time, wondering what twist and turn the story will take next. There’s always another details that’ll pop up to make you question everything and when you get to the final its leaves you with more questions then when you started but having the mystery still in your mind is great. I want to delve into the story myself and find out what in the hell is going on! It boggles the mind and really makes you question the world and what is happening under the crust. Are there any mysteries in my past? Do I have a twin I don’t know about? Were you part of octoplets?? Nobody knows. All i know is that you should watch this.

8 Jew Fros out of 10

Free Solo

“Anyone can be happy and cosy. Nothing good happens in the world by being happy and cosy”

Review by Lewis Goodall

It’s quite hard to talk about documentaries. Never done one of these before so we’re both experiencing something new here. I don’t know how to structure it but I know what I want to say about Free Solo‚Ķ Watch it watch it watch it watch it watch it watch it watch it watch it watch it watch it watch it watch it watch it watch it watch it watch it watch it watch it watch it watch it watch it !!!!!!!

This is a documentary following professional rock climber, Alex Honnold. Alex’s style of climbing caught peoples eye due to the fact that he climbs ridiculously big mountain faces whilst not using any ropes or support. This film follows his adventure to tackle El Capitan (not the OS). El Capitan is a 3000ft mountain that has never been climbed in this style so Alex decides to take the challenge to make history.

This film will make you feel sick. It’ll make your palms sweaty, heart skip a beat and make you stop breathing. It has everything a horror film should have. The nerves on Alex as it shows him tackle these immense mountains without any support is horrifying and would make anyone with a normal working brain, shit themselves. Seeing how high up Alex is and him not batting an eyelid is just baffling. The man is mental (or aspergers, I cant remember how they described it in the film). This man is incredible and obviously has a major passion for climbing since he was little. Since then he has grown his love for climbing to the point where it’s the most important aspect of his life, and completely overshadows everything, including girlfriends. His friends film his endeavours and honestly it looks like it’s harder to be a spectator rather than actually being Alex because you just can’t watch out of fear and its incredible. Have I said that already? Its incredible.

It’s quite hard to talk about because if I just explain what happens then it completely spoils it, no point in watching it if you already know all the facts but all you have to know is that this is incredible. Possibly the best documentary/film I have ever seen because I felt it focuses on all the right things at the right time. It doesn’t faff with anything, all of it felt necessary to joining Alex on his journey and builds it up enough to really feel like you’re there watching him climb this mountain with his friends. So many of the shots are vomit inducing purely because of the sheer height at which this man is climbing where one slip of the finger could lead to him plummeting to his death. Its insane what this man does and its honestly inspiring seeing him be so devoted to following and completing his dreams so if you’re needing some inspiring then watch this because if one man can climb this mountain without support then you can achieve anything you put your mind to too. Watch this film now!

9 Thumb Twists out of 10