Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Sweet Thing (2021)

Putting nails underneath car wheels, Christmas presents wrapped in tinfoil and a stolen gun – none of these things are particularly sweet, but the opposite can be said for the wonderful Billie and Nico, a brother and sister who deserve the world but have only…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: What Lies West (2021)

What is there to do in the summer holidays if you have a protective mother and a superficial babysitter? Arguably not a first choice for the average teenage girl, but sometimes the best remedy is a naturalistic hike across the state. This is exactly the…

Disney+, Fantasy, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Cruella (2021)

Ever wondered why the glamorous fashionista turned out as cruel as she did? Disney returns once more with another villain origin story, this time creating a backstory for the universally hated but remarkably dressed dog killer, Cruella De Vil from Disney’s 101 Dalmatians. It can…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: North Hollywood (2021)

The uncertainty felt at the end of your high school years is undeniably stress-inducing, and it can be easy to feel as though you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. How can you pursue your dreams of becoming a pro skater when your…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: Taking the Fall (2021)

Countless American comedies have made their fortune by cashing in on the dramatised college experience, but what happens when the wild college parties are over and everyone moves on? Well, this is exactly what Taking The Fall seeks to explore. Entering your early twenties is…

BFI Flare 2021, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Cowboys (BFI Flare 2021)

When it comes to trans visibility, mainstream entertainment narratives have a tendency to lean towards showcasing adults’ stories. This then leaves a gaping hole when it comes to stories of young people navigating their gender identity, unfortunately unconsciously feeding into this belief that children are…

Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Like a House on Fire (2021)

Becoming a mother under normal circumstances is difficult, let alone when navigating a horrendous mental illness by yourself. Postnatal depression is unfortunately common in new mothers, and the strains it can have on the family make the whole ordeal that much trickier. This rough period…

BFI Flare 2021, Film Reviews

REVIEW: My First Summer (BFI Flare 2021)

A hidden house in the woods, sparkly bracelets and coffee with marshmallows – what more could you ask for from a delicate coming-of-age story? My First Summer takes you to rural Australia merely days after tragedy has struck in a local stream, and follows the…

Film Reviews, International Film

REVIEW: Slalom (2021)

Affection or attention can easily be misconstrued as representing love, especially to those who are seemingly lacking these basic fundamentals. This can be seen for Lyz (Noée Abita), a fifteen year old skiing protégé undergoing an intensive training program in the French Alps, far away…

Film Reviews, Latest, Thriller, VOD

REVIEW: #LIKE (2021)

The loss of your loved ones can be earth shattering, and grief can present itself in various ways. The desire to seek revenge is seemingly thrilling and cathartic for Woodstock teen Rosie (Sophie Rich), and when the local law enforcement are unwilling to seek out…

Features, Latest

Taika Waititi’s Melancholic Storytelling

There are not many directors working today who have taken as big a leap from independent filmmaking to blockbusters and franchises as Taika Waititi. Since the global success of What We Do in The Shadows (2014), which has since been further adapted into a popular…