Film Reviews, International Film, LFF 2021

REVIEW: Great Freedom (LFF 2021)

Historically speaking, but also still in many countries today being gay is considered a crime. Homosexuality wasn’t decriminalised in Germany until the late sixties and up until this point in time, Section 175 of the German Criminal Code meant that gay men could be incarcerated…

Comedy, Film Reviews, Thriller

REVIEW: The Beta Test (2021)

Previously we’ve seen actor-director Jim Cummings attempting to navigate a custody battle whilst processing his own grief in his breakthrough feature Thunder Road, then he went on to confront his daddy issues and catch a murderous werewolf in his follow up effort, The Wolf of…

Film Reviews, Musical

REVIEW: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (2021)

Drag Queens are breaking into the mainstream like never before, and rightfully so. Our TV screens are filled with the constant conveyor belt of queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race and our pubs/clubs up and down the country are featuring an ever expanding array of vastly…

Documentary, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Handsome (2021)

Luke White’s new documentary, Handsome, follows two brothers, Nick and Alex who visit various locations across the world talking to siblings where one of the two, like Alex, lives with Down’s Syndrome. Opening with a frank admission that Nick used to be ashamed of his…

Documentary, Film Reviews, Netflix

REVIEW: Pray Away (2021)

Hopefully you are lucky enough never to have encountered conversion therapy in real life. However you might have seen it depicted on screen as it’s been the subject of several queer films over the years. Jamie Babbit’s late nineties rom-com But I’m a Cheerleader takes…

Film Reviews, Sci-Fi

REVIEW: Settlers (2021)

Space adventures with a notable focus on family drama have been no stranger to the cinematic screen over the last decade. It’s a subgenre that’s seen many successes including, but not limited to Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar and James Gray’s Ad Astra. I suppose after the…

Film Reviews, Horror

REVIEW: Unearth (2021)

Directors John C. Lyons and Dorota Swies bring us the latest entry into the sub genre of eco-horrors with their film, Unearth. “A fracking horror story” is the film’s tagline but don’t worry, RuPaul is nowhere to be found. Instead the cast includes, among others,…

Fantasy, Film Reviews, Sci-Fi

REVIEW: Monster Hunter (2021)

With the dust barely settled from King Kong and Godzilla’s blockbuster brawl earlier in the year, another brand new monster movie is upon us. Monster Hunter sees Director Paul W. S. Anderson bring to life the Capcom game series of the same name for the…

Documentary, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Julia Scotti – Funny That Way (2021)

TV talent shows have provided a springboard to stardom for many of today’s most famous acts; Harry Styles, Little Mix and Jennifer Hudson, among many others all found fame on TV talent competitions. However, whilst shows like these often discover new talents, they also offer…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Milkwater (2021)

Watching your family and friends excel in their professional and personal lives whilst seemingly stuck stationery in your own is a similarly terrifying and exhausting feeling, and it’s this specific concoction of existential dread that writer and director Morgan Ingari’s feature length debut, Milkwater hones…

Film Reviews, Thriller

REVIEW: The Woman in the Window (2021)

There’s a fine line between inspiration and unoriginality and audiences will surely debate which side of said line Joe Wright’s The Woman in the Window finds itself on. Adapted from pseudonymous author A. J. Finn’s New York Times bestselling novel, Wright’s new film is a…

Crime, Film Reviews, Thriller

REVIEW: Above Suspicion (2021)

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke leads director Phillip Noyce’s latest film, crime thriller Above Suspicion which is based on the true story of FBI informant Susan Smith, played by Clarke. By way of Susan’s narration we are introduced to the setting for the film,…