Drama, Film Reviews, Z - 2018

REVIEW: Disobedience (2018)

There’s a coldness to the core of Disobedience, Sebastián Lelio’s new romantic drama film, released months ago across the pond but only now here in the U.K. Its colour palette defined by greys and a general muteness, its characters bundled in coats and walking through clouded…

Film Reviews, Z - 2018

REVIEW: Creed II (2018)

“If he dies, he dies,” said Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) in Rocky IV, arguably the finest entry in the series outside the all-time classic original. It was a film that captured the essence of its time; the ultra-machismo, the air-punching music, a self-aware corniness, post-Cold…

Film Reviews, Z - 2018

REVIEW: Dog Days (2018)

Set in sunny Los Angeles, we follow the lives of multiple dog owners and their beloved fluffy pals. When these human and canine paths start to intertwine, their lives begin changing in ways they never expected… Dog Days is in the same vein as Garry…

Animation, Film Reviews, Z - 2018

REVIEW: Ralph Breaks The Internet (2018)

After Wreck-It Ralph hit the big screen back in 2012 and introduced us to the arcade world of Ralph and Vanellope, we get the long-awaited sequel which transports our characters to the vast world of the internet. Fully equipped with its product placement, Disney nostalgia,…

Action & Adventure, Film Reviews, Z - 2018

REVIEW: Robin Hood (2018)

With countless films, books, and TV shows about the legendary outlaw,  we can probably assume almost everyone will have have heard of Robin of Loxely, aka Robin Hood, in some form of media. The last time we saw him on the silver screen was in…

Film Reviews, Short Film, Z - 2018

REVIEW: E T A (2018)

Talia Shea Levin’s latest project E T A celebrates community and identity as one woman (Alexis Floyd) combats the need to isolate herself at a bus stop and instead begins to reach out to those around her. Through song and dance, the short video creates an all…

Film Reviews, Films, Z - 2018

REVIEW: Shadow Of A Gun (2018)

Micah Van Hove’s latest film Shadow of a Gun is a harrowing and meticulous slice of work that closes in on America’s gun culture, but more significantly on its psychological effects. Tom is a firearm hobbyist, responsible and collected. He works part-time at a music…

Film Reviews, Z - 2018

CAMFF 2018: Lemonade (2018)

Mara (Mãlina Manovici) is a young Romanian woman working in America when she meets and marries Daniel (Dylan Smith). After she brings her nine-year-old son Dragos (Milan Hurduc) to America, things are looking good for her new family until she encounters problems when applying for…

Film Reviews, Z - 2018

CAMFF 2018: Júlia ist (2017)

Júlia (Elena Martin) is an architecture student from Catalan who is set to go to study in Berlin for a year thanks to an Erasmus programme. Once she’s there she’s completely alone for the first time in her life, the distance from home puts a strain…

Film Reviews, Z - 2018

CAMFF 2018: Burning (2018)

When Hae-mi (Jong-seo Jeon) goes to Africa she asks her old schoolmate Jong-su (Ah-In Yoo) to look after her cat. When she returns with enigmatic Ben (Steven Yeun) who she met in Africa, Jong-su is dismayed and feels pushed out by the two of them. Burning is a slow-burn of a film about class and sexual desire. Jong-su and Hae-mi are…