Film Reviews, Z - 2017

CAMFF 2018: High Fantasy (2017)

Four young friends go on a camping trip in the heart of the South African wilderness. The vast farmland they’re staying on belongs to Lexi’s (Francesca Varrie Michel) family and they document their adventures with their camera phones. Things take a strange turn when they…

Film Reviews, Z - 2017

CAMFF 2018: Roobha (2017)

Roobha (Amrit Sandhu), a trans-woman, struggles to find her place after being ostracized by her family. Her chance encounter with a family man, Anthony (Antonythasan Jesuthasan), leads to a beautiful romance. But their blissful relationship soon comes crashing down for reasons not their own. Set…

Drama, Film Reviews, Z - 2017, Z - 2018

REVIEW: Journeyman (2017)

Paddy Considine’s first film ‘Tyrannosaur’ was not only a great debut as a director but it was also a stunning piece of film. Released in 2011 to a shower of praise from critics, it proved that Considine was a true talent in front of and…

Film Reviews, Horror, Z - 2017

REVIEW: Veronica (2017)

Set in Madrid in 1991 and based (extremely loosely) on true events, ‘Veronica’ tells the chilling supernatural tale of the 15 year-old titular heroine and a series of unexplained events taking place over a few days. Veronica is the carer for her three younger siblings,…

Film Reviews, Musical, Z - 2017

REVIEW: The Greatest Showman (2017)

Perhaps it is fitting to conclude 2017 with a film simultaneously both awful and fantastic. Truly dreadful wigs, bizarre CGI, catchy songs, Zac & Zendaya – ‘The Greatest Showman’ really does have it all. A passion project of Hugh Jackman’s; this movie has been in…

Comedy, Film Reviews, Z - 2017

REVIEW: Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)

The Bellas are back for one final time! The ‘Pitch Perfect’ franchise has steadily endured franchise fatigue for the past five years and now their allegedly final tour definitely proved that the ladies are more than ready to return to reality and ditch the acapella…

Animation, Family, Film Reviews, Z - 2017

REVIEW: Coco (2018)

Pixar Animation Studios lets us escape once more. It’s easy to relish in the studio’s latest film, ‘Coco,’ which exudes rich, cultural delicacies of tradition and music. It’s rejuvenating to see a shift into diversity in one of the year’s biggest animated films. Lee Unkrich,…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews, Romance, Z - 2017

REVIEW: Home Again (2017)

I wasn’t compelled to see this film, but it seemed wholesome enough to give a chance to. This is one of those films that you see coming and know exactly what you are getting –  a mature romantic comedy with some feel-good moments, a silly…