Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay (2012, dir. Molly Bernstein & Alan Edelstein)

Documentary on the late American magician, his inspirations in magic and his place in contemporary close-up magic. A fine career overview and just enough of a glimpse into the man to reveal his complexities as a person. Highly recommended.

Comedian (2002, dir. Christian Charles)

A documentary chronicling Jerry Seinfeld’s return to stand-up, and the life of an up-and-coming comic, Orly Adams. Decent doc that’s strong on the challenges of stand-up, the self-doubt and uncertainties that come with playing comedy clubs.

King Cohen (2017, dir. Steve Mitchell)

Documentary offering a career retrospective of writer/director Larry Cohen. And an utterly splendid thing it is too; Cohen is engaging and forthright, and a blend of clips, archive footage, and interviews underlines Cohen’s significance to genre. Well worth your time.

Elstree 1976 (2015, dir. Jon Spira)

Supporting actors and extras reminisce about working on Star Wars, and the impact that the film and its fan culture has had on their lives. A bittersweet little documentary which makes a minor though not-uninteresting contribution to the movie’s fandom.

The Rolling Stones: Havana Moon (2016, dir. Paul Dugdale)

A record of the Stones’ 2016 Cuban concert. Straightforward document of the live event, with the Stones on fine form, rattling through a reasonable selection of their better-known hits.